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2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic as you will with the Volkswagen Passat, 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). 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
The Honda Civic has much less torque than the Volkswagen Passat, 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 Passat, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Passat. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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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2017 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,740 - $26,600

2017 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $22,440 - $33,995
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City MPG: 28 - 32 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 28 - 34
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,424 - $24,701 $21,520 - $32,601

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