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2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic than the Volkswagen Beetle. The Volkswagen Beetle will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
The Honda Civic will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Beetle. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is about the same width as the Volkswagen Beetle. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Civic, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Civic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Beetle.

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Beetle, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Beetle.

Utility
The Honda Civic offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Honda Civic has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Beetle, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Honda Civic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $19,050 - $26,125

2016 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,595 - $31,450
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.54% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.68% As low as 4.85%
City MPG: 26 - 31 23 - 25
Highway MPG: 38 - 41 31 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,711 - $24,262 $18,811 - $30,193

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.