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2014 Honda Civic 2015 Volkswagen Golf
LX CVT Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX CVT Coupe
  • LX CVT Sedan
  • HF CVT Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX CVT Sedan
  • EX CVT Coupe
  • EX-L CVT Coupe
  • EX-L CVT Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX-L CVT Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L CVT Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires and Navigation
  • Natural Gas Automatic Sedan
  • Natural Gas Automatic Sedan with Navigation
4dr HB Auto TSI S
  • 4dr HB Man S
  • 2dr HB Man Launch Edition
  • 2dr HB Man TSI S
  • 2dr HB Auto TSI S
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI S
  • 4dr HB Man TSI S w/Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man TDI S
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI S w/Sunroof
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI S
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI SE
  • 4dr HB Man TDI SE
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI SE
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI SEL
  • 4dr HB Man TDI SEL
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI SEL

Prices

MSRP $19,190 $20,695  
Invoice $17,841 $19,867
Avg. Paid $18,862 $21,026

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 9.0  
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.1
Performance 7.8 8.2
Interior 7.6 8.4
Safety 9.3 10.0
Reliability 4.5 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lots of standard features
  • Refined CVT
  • Exceptional cargo space
  • Top-notch interior materials
  • Golf TDI’s excellent fuel economy
  • Long-haul comfortable front seats
  • Nimble handling
 
Cons
  • Rivals have more cargo space
  • Small touch-screen display
  • Few driver assistance features

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
MPG 30 City / 39 Hwy N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.1 103.8  
Length, Overall (in) 179.4 167.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69 70.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional  

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2811 3023  

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.6 93.5
Front Head Room (in) 39 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 55.9
Front Hip Room (in) 50.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 38.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 53.9
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.5

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard  
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 143 @ 6500 170 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 129 @ 4300 184 @ 1500
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.4 35.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard