Compare 2022 Honda Civic vs 2021 Volkswagen Golf

2022 Honda Civic
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Sedan EX CVT 33 42 $23,423 $24,700
Civic Sedan LX CVT 31 40 $20,696 $21,700
Civic Sedan Sport CVT 30 37 $21,909 $23,100
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 31 38 $26,392 $28,300
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1.4T TSI Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T TSI Automatic 29 36 $23,035 $23,995
Golf 1.4T TSI Manual 29 39 $22,267 $23,195
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 24 32 $36,235 $37,745
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 23 30 $35,467 $36,945
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 24 32 $28,315 $29,495
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 23 30 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 24 32 $32,127 $33,465
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 23 30 $31,358 $32,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,423
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains. The 2021 VW Golf TSI compels shoppers for its overall value, but the GTI is a hole in one.
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Fuel Economy
City
33 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.6 93.5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61
Length, Overall (in)
184 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.7 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3004 3012
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6000 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 1700 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/85
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 32
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA M8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.87
Trans Type
1 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sedan Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.9 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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