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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,934
2 listings nationwide

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2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,657

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The storied, decades-long, run of the Volkswagen Golf will come to an end after the 2021 model year. VW has announced plans to remove the standard Golf from the U.S. market, leaving on...

2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
jag writes:
Yes, not roomy as eleantra as Hyundai Elantra GT. Does not have a sport mode as the Elantra GT. And the entera...
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT better.
"It is modern and elegant design. Almost everyone stops and looks at Elantra GT. No one stops and looks the VW. "
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT better.
"Drink divider."
2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
29 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
39 MPG
36 MPG
42 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
180 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10.3:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Rear Side Airbags -- Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.4 cu ft 14.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs --
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 183.3 in
Width 70.8 in 70.9 in
Height 58.2 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 107.7 in

Available Options

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic
2023 Honda Civic
EX FWD

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