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2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Honda Civic, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic, drivers may find the Volkswagen Golf a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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 Golf, 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). The Honda Civic is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf. 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 Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. 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 Golf.

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

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Golf.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Golf. The Honda Civic has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Golf.

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2016 Honda
Civic

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

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
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Lease Incentive: As low as 1.75% --
City MPG: 26 - 31 25
Highway MPG: 38 - 41 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
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*: $17,711 - $24,262 $17,755 - $26,328

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.