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Standard Standard
Optional Optional
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2011 Honda Civic Hybrid 2011 Honda Civic 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
     
CVT Hybrid Sedan
  • CVT Hybrid Sedan
  • CVT Hybrid Sedan with Leather
  • CVT Hybrid Sedan with Navigation
  • CVT Hybrid Sedan with Leather and Navigation
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
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

Prices

MSRP $23,950 $15,805 $15,365
Invoice $22,042 $14,571 $14,750
Avg. Paid $13,101 $10,912 $9,675

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.9 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.5 9.6 8.0
Performance 7.3 8.4 7.7
Interior 7.9 8.2 8.1
Operating Cost 8.8 8.4 8.2
Safety 7.0 8.5 9.3
Reliability 4.5 4.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Outstanding fuel economy ratings
  • Quality interior
  • High reliability ratings
  • Good gas mileage
  • Good reliability score
  • Comfortable seats
  • Spacious interior with large trunk
  • Great fuel economy with the TDI
  • Good safety scores
Cons
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Dated navigation system
  • Little trunk space
  • Subpar performance in NHTSA crash tests
  • Lower safety scores than top competitors
  • Small trunk
  • Few standard interior features
  • Cheaper interior materials versus the previous model year
  • Below-average reliability rating

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.3L/82 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 40 City / 43 Hwy 26 City / 34 Hwy 24 City / 34 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 106.3 104.4
Length, Overall (in) 177.3 177.3 182.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 69.0 70.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.5 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2877 2630 2804

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 Standard Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional 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.) 90.9 90.9 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.4 38.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.2 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.7 55.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 51.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.4 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 34.6 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.3 52.4 53.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 51.0 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.4 12.0 15.5

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard 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 Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.3L/82 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 110 @ 6000 140 @ 6300 115 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 123 @ 1000 - 2500 128 @ 4300 125 @ 4000
Transmission CVT Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.8 34.8 36.4

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 40 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 43 34 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.3 13.2 14.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard