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2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2011 Honda Civic 2011 Honda Fit
     
4dr Manual Sedan
  • 4dr Manual Sedan
  • 4dr Auto Sedan
  • 4dr Manual S Sedan
  • 4dr Auto S Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE w/Convenience Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE w/Convenience Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SEL Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE w/Convenience & Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI LE Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SEL w/Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI LE Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL w/Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL w/Sport Pkg Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI w/Nav Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI w/Nav Sedan
DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX-VP Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • DX-VP Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX-S Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • GX Natural Gas Vehicle Automatic Sedan
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $15,365 $15,805 $15,100
Invoice $14,750 $14,571 $14,572
Avg. Paid $9,675 $10,912 $11,191

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.9 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.6 9.6
Performance 7.8 8.5 8.4
Interior 8.1 8.2 9.0
Operating Cost 8.1 8.4 8.4
Safety 9.3 8.5 9.3
Reliability 3.0 4.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable seats
  • Spacious interior with large trunk
  • Great fuel economy with the TDI
  • Good safety scores
  • Good gas mileage
  • Good reliability score
  • Innovative storage options for cargo
  • Spacious passenger accommodations
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
Cons
  • Cheaper interior materials versus the previous model year
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Lower safety scores than top competitors
  • Small trunk
  • Few standard interior features
  • Mixed reviews on performance
  • Bluetooth isn’t available

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4
MPG 24 City / 34 Hwy 26 City / 34 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.4 106.3 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 177.3 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 69.0 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.5 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2804 2630 2489

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.1 90.9 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.4 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 53.7 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.9 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.4 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 34.6 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.4 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.0 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.5 12.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/110 1.5L/91.4
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 115 @ 5200 140 @ 6300 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 4000 128 @ 4300 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 36.4 34.8 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut MacPherson strut Macpherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Multi-link Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard