Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Cosmic Blue Metallic
VS
Pure White

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$18,020 - $20,511
$18,316 - $20,735

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 174 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L I
2.0L I
2.0L TSI 174 HP DOHC 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 - 39.3 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.9 - 37.4 in.
31.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.6 - 37.4 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.1 - 15.1 cu. ft.
Not Available

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
100.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.7 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
176.9 - 182.3 in.
168.8 in.

Width

Width
70.8 in.
71.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2739 - 2902 .lbs
3020 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 174 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
138 - 167 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.4 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 - 19 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
28 - 29 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe, Honda Civic Hatchback, Honda Civic Sedan
Volkswagen Beetle

Body Style

Body Style
Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
91 - 97.8 ft³.
85.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2739 - 2902 lbs.
3020 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
32 - 34 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 - 31 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7.0
Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Engine Type

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

Displacement

Displacement
1.5 L/91 - 2.0 L/122
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
1 - 6
6

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 - 0.41, 2.65 - 0.41, 3.64
4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08
2.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86, 2.71, 3.67
3.19

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11, 4.68, 4.81
3.23

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5
6.1

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
P215/50HR17, P215/55HR16, P235/35ZR19
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17, P215/55HR16, P235/35ZR19
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 7 - 19 X 8 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 7 - 19 X 8 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
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
35.7 ft.
35.4 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
11.1 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.4 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 - 39.3 in.
39.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.9 - 57 in.
55.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.7 - 57 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.6 - 37.4 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.9 - 37.4 in.
31.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
52.6 - 55 in.
49 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
47.3 - 48.8 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
100.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
176.9 - 182.3 in.
168.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.8 in.
71.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
54.9 - 56.5 in.
58.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.9 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.5 in.
61.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.1 - 15.1 ft³.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
25.7 ft³.
15.4 ft³.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.2 ft³.
29.9 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Civic
Beetle

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.5 - 2.0
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4