Compare 2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Honda Civic

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1.8T 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1.8T 4-Door Manual S 25 36 $19,099 $19,895
1.8T 4-Door Automatic S 25 35 $20,155 $20,995
1.8T Manual S 25 35 $20,718 $21,580
1.8T 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg Edition 25 36 $20,705 $21,595
1.8T Automatic S 25 34 $21,773 $22,680
1.8T 4-Door Automatic Wolfsburg Edition 25 35 $21,761 $22,795
1.8T Manual 4MOTION S 22 32 $22,877 $23,830
1.8T Automatic 4MOTION S 22 30 $23,932 $24,930
2.0T 2-Door Manual S 24 34 $23,995 $24,995
1.8T 4-Door Automatic SE 25 35 $24,427 $25,445
2.0T 4-Door Manual S 24 34 $24,571 $25,595
2.0T 2-Door DSG S 24 32 $25,051 $26,095
2.0T 4-Door DSG S 24 32 $25,627 $26,695
1.8T Automatic SE 25 34 $25,948 $27,030
1.8T 4-Door Automatic SEL 25 35 $26,875 $27,995
2.0T 4-Door Manual Sport 24 34 $26,875 $27,995
2.0T 4-Door DSG Sport 24 32 $27,931 $29,095
1.8T Automatic SEL 25 34 $28,772 $29,970
2.0T 4-Door Manual SE 24 34 $29,555 $30,890
2.0T 4-Door DSG SE 24 32 $30,611 $31,990
2.0T 4-Door Manual Automaticbahn 24 34 $32,651 $34,095
2.0T 4-Door DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $33,707 $35,195
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Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual LX 28 40 $17,424 $18,740
CVT LX 31 40 $18,165 $19,540
CVT w/Honda Sensing LX 31 40 $19,090 $20,540
CVT EX 31 40 $19,646 $21,140
Manual EX-T 31 42 $19,979 $21,500
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX 31 40 $20,572 $22,140
CVT EX-T 32 42 $20,720 $22,300
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-T 32 42 $21,646 $23,300
CVT EX-L 32 42 $22,109 $23,800
Manual Si 28 38 $22,201 $23,900
Manual HPT Si 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-L 32 42 $23,034 $24,800
CVT w/Navigation EX-L 32 42 $23,034 $24,800
CVT Touring 32 42 $24,701 $26,600
Coupe Manual LX 28 39 $17,804 $19,150
Coupe CVT LX 30 39 $18,544 $19,950
Coupe CVT LX-P 30 39 $19,470 $20,950
Coupe Manual EX-T 30 41 $20,072 $21,600
Coupe CVT EX-T 31 40 $20,812 $22,400
Coupe CVT EX-L 31 40 $21,854 $23,525
Coupe Manual Si 28 38 $22,201 $23,900
Coupe Manual HPT Si 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Coupe CVT Touring 31 40 $24,354 $26,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,099
$17,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,895
$18,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
There's a Golf for nearly every taste and need—Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen— and don't forget about the EV eGolf, which is very balanced and fun to drive. The 2017 Honda Civic gains a hatchback body this year, but we were already sold. It's a very good compact car.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 55
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 97.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 47.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
167.5 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
52.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 11.1
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)
10.7 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2963 2742
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1600 138 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 158 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 40
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.36
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.08
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.02
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf Honda Civic Sedan
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 5.5
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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