Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Beetle than the Honda Civic. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Beetle and the Honda Civic in the front seats.
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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 Volkswagen Beetle is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Civic. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Beetle and the Honda Civic have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Volkswagen Beetle is much wider than the Honda Civic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Volkswagen Beetle, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Honda Civic.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Beetle does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Civic.
The Volkswagen Beetle has about the same turning radius as the Honda Civic, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Volkswagen Beetle and the Honda Civic.
The Volkswagen Beetle has less seating than the Honda Civic, making the Honda Civic the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Volkswagen Beetle will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Civic.
The Volkswagen Beetle comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Civic.
Compare the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2014 Honda Civic.
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MSRP*: $19,995 - $29,995
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MSRP*: $18,190 - $22,790
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $250||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 0.72%|
|City MPG:||22 - 28||22 - 30|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 41||31 - 39|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$19,195 - $28,795||$16,915 - $21,174|
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