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Honda Civic Sedan
2020 Honda Civic Sedan
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$19,750
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8.1
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Volkswagen Jetta
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen Jetta GLI
2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 30 MPG
Hwy: 40 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.1 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
158 hp @ 6500 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
228 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
138 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35.4 ft
36.4 ft
36.4 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x 7"
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 7"
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P215/55HR16
P205/60HR16
P225/45HR18
Rear Tire
P215/55HR16
P205/60HR16
P225/45HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
34 MPG
28 MPG
City
25 MPG
30 MPG
25 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
40 MPG
32 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 Tons/yr
5.1 (2019) Tons/yr
6.3 (2019) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
310 miles
396 miles
330 miles
Cruising Range Highway
446.4 miles
528 miles
422.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.7 in
185.1 in
185.2 in
Height
55.7 in
57.4 in
56.8 in
Max Width
70.9 in
70.8 in
70.8 in
Front Width
60.9 in
60.7 in
60.7 in
Rear Width
61.5 in
60.4 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
105.7 in
105.6 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.6 in
5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
41.1 in
41.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.3 in
38.5 in
38.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57 in
55.9 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.7 in
N/A
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
37.4 in
37.4 in
37.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.1 in
37.2 in
37.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55 in
54 in
54 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
47.3 in
N/A
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
2,762 lbs
2,888 lbs
3,217 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.1 ft³
14.1 ft³
14.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Black Uni
  • Blue Silk Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tornado Red

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
Habanero Orange Metallic
Pure Gray

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Storm Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black w/Red, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
2 Years / 25,000 Miles