Volkswagen Golf vs. Honda Civic Type R

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$21,895 - $25,495
$36,300

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 - 168 hp
306 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L TSI DOHC 16V 4
1.4L TSI DOHC 16V 4
2.0L I

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
42.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
37.4 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
P245/30YR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
39.5 ft.

Length

Length
179.6 - 179.8 in.
179.4 in.

Width

Width
70.8 in.
73.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3053 - 3325 lbs.
3117 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 - 168 hp
306 hp

Torque

Torque
184 - 199 ft. lbs.
295 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 - 14.5 gal.
12.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 33 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
22 - 29 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 37 mpg
28 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Honda Civic Type R

Body Style

Body Style
4MOTION - Wagon
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon
Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
94.3 ft³.
97 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3053 - 3325 lbs.
3117 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 - 32 mpg.
25 (2018) mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 - 29 mpg.
22 (2018) mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 - 37 mpg.
28 (2018) mpg.

Engine Type

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

Displacement

Displacement
1.4 L/85 - 1.8 L/110
2.0 L/122

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 8
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD, Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46, 3.77, 4.11, 5.07
3.62

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05, 2.09, 2.12, 2.97
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30, 1.32, 1.36, 1.95
1.53

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90, 0.91, 0.97, 1.47
1.12

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77, 0.90, 0.91, 1.23
0.91

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63, 0.76, 1.00
0.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99, 4.00, 4.55
3.76

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39, 3.87, 3.94, 4.38
4.11

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5, 5.6, 7.1, 7.4
7.1 (2018)

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
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
P245/30YR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
P245/30YR20

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
20 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
20 X 8.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact 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
35.8 ft.
39.5 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
11.3 in.
13.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 - 14.5 gal.
12.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
39.3 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
42.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
56.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
37.4 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.9 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in.
55 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
106.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
179.6 - 179.8 in.
179.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.3 in.
56.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61 in.
63 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
59.9 in.
62.7 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Golf
Civic

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Wagon
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.4 - 1.8
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum - iron
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4