Volkswagen Golf 2012 vs Honda Civic 2012

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Volkswagen Golf
2012 - 2017
Honda Civic
2012 - 2016
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf is available with front wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive, while Honda Civic can be equipped only with front wheel drive.
Engines: 1.2 - 2.01.3 - 2.2


Power: 85 - 300 HP99 - 150 HP
Torque: 160 - 380 NM127 - 350 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.9 - 11.9 seconds8.8 - 13.4 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 3.8 - 7.14.4 - 6.3
Volkswagen Golf petrol engines consumes on average 0.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than Honda Civic. On average, Volkswagen Golf equipped with diesel engines consume 0.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Honda Civic.
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Length: 4.26 m4.30 m
Width: 1.80 m1.77 m
Height: 1.45 m1.44 m
Both cars are similar in size. Volkswagen Golf is 4 cm shorter than the Honda Civic, 3 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 380 litres477 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1270 litresno data
Honda Civic has more luggage space.
Volkswagen Golf has 97 litres less trunk space than the Honda Civic.
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters11.8 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.9 metres less than that of the Honda Civic, which means Volkswagen Golf can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`815no data
Volkswagen Golf is better rated in child safety tests. The Honda Civic scores higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.
above average

Average price (€): 80008800
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • available with 4x4 drive
  • lower fuel consumption
  • better manoeuvrability
  • higher children safety
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Honda Civic has
  • roomier boot
  • better safety assist technologies
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