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2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Volkswagen Passat Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat 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 Passat a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Passat. 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 Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Passat, 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'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Passat. The Honda Civic has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Passat, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,640 - $26,500

2016 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $22,440 - $36,835
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.51%
City MPG: 27 - 31 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 28 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $17,332 - $24,609 $21,520 - $35,325

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