Honda Civic Type R vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Cosmic Blue Metallic
VS
Pure White

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$34,772 - $39,509
$15,844 - $17,859

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.78 / 5
9 Reviews
4.71 / 5
72 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
306 hp
150 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I
1.4L TSI I

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.9 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
Not Available
15.7 cu. ft.

Passengers

Passengers
4
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
104.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.5 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
179.4 in.
183.4 in.

Width

Width
73.9 in.
70 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3117 .lbs
2930 - 3009 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
306 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
295 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.4 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 14 mpg
14 - 39 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
38 - 40 mpg

Safety Features

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Type R
Volkswagen Jetta

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
97 ft³.
94.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3117 lbs.
2930 - 3009 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 mpg.
32 - 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 mpg.
28 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 mpg.
38 - 40 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
1.4 L/85

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
5 - 6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62
3.78 - 4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12
2.12 - 2.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53
1.27 - 1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12
0.87 - 1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91
0.63 - 0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76
3.19 - 3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11
3.23

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1
5.4 - 5.5

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/30YR20
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/30YR20
P205/55HR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Full-Size

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
20 X 8.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 8.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Full-Size in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.5 ft.
36.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
10 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.4 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
38.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in.
55.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.7 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.9 in.
38.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55 in.
53.6 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
48.8 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
104.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
179.4 in.
183.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.9 in.
70 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.5 in.
57.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63 in.
60.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.7 in.
60.3 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
25.7 ft³.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.2 ft³.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Civic
Jetta

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
1.4

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4