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Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,775

Honda Civic Type R   
Difference: $2,800

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelCivicGolf / GTI
TrimType RR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $33,900 $35,655
6-speed automated manual   1,100
6-speed automated manual   1,056
Options (change) 0 1,100
Options (change) 0 1,056
Destination 875 820
Total Price $34,775 $37,575

The configured Honda Civic 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 306hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manual transmission.

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Honda Civic and Volkswagen Golf / GTI are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Honda Civic Type R trim is $33,900. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,775.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R trim is $35,655. The features would cost an additional $1,100. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $37,575.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Honda Civic trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Honda Civic 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 306hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manual transmission.

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Honda Civic and Volkswagen Golf / GTI are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Honda Civic Type R trim is $0. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $875.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R trim is $34,229. The features would cost an additional $1,056. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $36,105.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Honda Civic trims is 8. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price: Volkswagen Golf / GTI R
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Honda Civic Type R
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $90
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $32,453
Model Year20172017
ModelCivicGolf / GTI
TrimType RR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine306hp I4292hp I4
TransmissionM6S6
DrivetrainFWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/28 MPG23/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)540, 12?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/30-20225/40-18
Total Price$34,775$37,575
Adjustments for Features0-2,890
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$34,775$34,685

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Features Comparison: Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20172017
ModelCivicGolf / GTI
TrimType RR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150 
6-speed automated manual $1100
FWD$0 
AWD $1700
Accessories 
Remote app $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Knee airbag, driver $100
Rollover sensor$50 
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through $100
Second-row low console$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Aux input $50
CD player $125
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Mirrorlink support $0
MP3-compatible player $50
Navigation system$600 
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents $100
SD Card slot $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Traffic information$25 
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Voice control for audio system $25
Voice control for nav and audio$100 
Exterior 
Rear spoiler $200
Tall rear wing-type spoiler$500 
Vortex generator$50 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming rearview mirror $150
Boost gauge$75 
Fog lights$125 
Headlight washers $50
Heated mirrors $25
Interior ambient lighting $150
LED headlights$1000 
Performance meter$150 
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25
Xenon HID headlights $500
Powertrain 
Downshift rev matching$50 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500
Launch control $100
Limited-slip front differential$500 
Short-throw shifter (optional)$0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row $50
Color seat belts$0 
Heated front seats $200
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Leather seating surfaces $900
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50
Metal pedals$75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $100
Power height adjuster, driver seat $100
Power recliner, driver seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100
Synthetic suede seating surfaces$900 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Ultra-sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$5,150$8,040
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,890
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,777

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Specifications Comparison: Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20172017
ModelCivicGolf / GTI
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase106.3 in103.8 in
Length177.9 in167.5 in
Width70.8 in70.8 in
Height56.5 in57.2 in
Curb Weight3,117 lb.3,340 lb.
Fuel Capacity12.4 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.3 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.7 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.3 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.4 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.0 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room48.8 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom36.0 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
25.7 ft322.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
46.2 ft352.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / GTI R

6-speed automated manual
FeatureValueRequested?
6-speed automated manual0Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Launch control100No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested200100%

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