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2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Review

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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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic as you will with the Volkswagen Beetle, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the Honda Civic or the Volkswagen Beetle, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is about the same width as the Volkswagen Beetle. If you go with the Honda Civic, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Handling
The Honda Civic has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is somewhat more powerful than 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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2017 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $19,150 - $33,900

2017 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $32,550
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City MPG: 22 - 31 23 - 24
Highway MPG: 28 - 41 29 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,804 - $31,460 $19,195 - $31,249

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.