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2014 Honda Civic vs. 2014 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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

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). Whether you pick the Honda Civic or the Volkswagen Golf, 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 and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Golf, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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
The Honda Civic has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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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2014 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,190 - $22,790
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2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.72% --
City MPG: 22 - 30 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 31 - 39 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $16,915 - $21,174 $19,195 - $24,192

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