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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2022 Honda Civic

2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $22,550 to $29,150
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Passat

2022 Volkswagen
Passat

MSRP*: $27,575 to $30,575
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MPG - City 30 - 33 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 180-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 184.0 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.8 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Passat, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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.

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 somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Honda Civic than that of the Volkswagen Passat.