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2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2011 Honda Civic 2011 Volkswagen Golf
     
4dr Manual S Sedan
  • 4dr Manual Base Sedan
  • 4dr Auto Base Sedan
  • 4dr Manual S Sedan
  • 4dr Auto S Sedan
  • 4dr Manual S with Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE Sedan
  • 4dr Auto S with Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE with Convenience Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE with Convenience Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE with Convenience & Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE with Convenience & Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SEL Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Premium Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL with Premium Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Premium Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Premium & Navigation Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Premium & Navigation 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
2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Auto
  • 4dr HB Auto
  • 2dr HB Man TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI

Prices

MSRP $16,645 $15,805 $17,995
Invoice $15,979 $14,571 $17,275
Avg. Paid $11,603 $10,912 $10,997

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.9 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.6 9.0
Performance 7.6 8.4 8.5
Interior 8.2 8.2 8.7
Operating Cost 8.2 8.4 8.2
Safety 9.3 8.5 9.7
Reliability 2.5 4.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious trunk
  • Great diesel fuel economy
  • Good gas mileage
  • Good reliability score
  • Quality interior with comfortable seats
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Refined performance
  • Good cargo space
Cons
  • Lackluster fuel economy with gas engine
  • Lower safety scores than top competitors
  • Small trunk
  • Few standard interior features
  • Below-average reliability

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 I5 2.5L/151
MPG 24 City / 33 Hwy 26 City / 34 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 2 Door HB

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.4 106.3 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 177.3 165.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 69.0 70.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.5 58.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2804 2630 2968

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.1 90.9 93.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.4 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.2 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 53.7 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.4 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 34.6 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.4 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.7 12.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat 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
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I5
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/110 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 115 @ 5200 140 @ 6300 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 4000 128 @ 4300 177 @ 4250
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 36.4 34.8 35.8 ft

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard