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  2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (S6), Turbo 1.8 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 5-spd 1.8 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 5-spd 1.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (variable gear ratios)
  MSRP: $17,995 - $29,440 MSRP: $15,755 - $24,055 MSRP: $19,605 MSRP: $24,050
  2012 Volkswagen Golf 2012 Honda Civic 2012 Honda Civic HF 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
EPA Fuel Economy
Diesel Regular Gasoline Regular Gasoline Regular Gasoline
Combined MPG:34 MPG
City MPG:30 Highway MPG:42
combined
city/highway
city highway
Combined MPG:32 MPG
City MPG:28 Highway MPG:39
combined
city/highway
city highway
Combined MPG:33 MPG
City MPG:29 Highway MPG:41
combined
city/highway
city highway
Combined MPG:44 MPG
City MPG:44 Highway MPG:44
combined
city/highway
city highway
2.9 gal/100mi 3.1 gal/100mi 3.0 gal/100mi 2.3 gal/100mi
EPA range: 493 miles
493 miles
Total Range
EPA range: 422 miles
422 miles
Total Range
EPA range: 436 miles
436 miles
Total Range
EPA range: 581 miles
581 miles
Total Range
Unofficial MPG Estimates from Vehicle Owners

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Average based on 6 vehicles
33.3 MPG
29

Lo

39

Hi

Average based on 48 vehicles
34.3 MPG
23

Lo

52

Hi

Average based on 3 vehicles
39.2 MPG
34

Lo

46

Hi

Average based on 11 vehicles
45.7 MPG
36

Lo

53

Hi

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You save or spend*

Note: The average 2015 vehicle
gets 24 MPG

You SAVE
$1,500
in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
You SAVE
$2,250
in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
You SAVE
$2,500
in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
You SAVE
$4,250
in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
Annual Fuel Cost*$1,600$1,450$1,400$1,050
Cost to Drive 25 Miles$2.68$2.39$2.32$1.74
Cost to Fill the Tank$53$40$40$40
Tank Size14.5 gallons13.2 gallons13.2 gallons13.2 gallons

*Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices. Personalize.

MSRP and tank size data provided by Edmunds.com, Inc.

Range on a tank and refueling costs assume 100% of fuel in tank will be used before refueling.

  2012 Volkswagen Golf 2012 Honda Civic 2012 Honda Civic HF 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
Energy Impact Score Additional Information

Annual Petroleum Consumption


- U.S. barrel
- Imported barrel


1 barrel = 42 gallons

Diesel Regular Gasoline Regular Gasoline Regular Gasoline
11.2 barrels 10.3 barrels 10.0 barrels 7.5 barrels
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Additional Information





Diesel Regular Gasoline Regular Gasoline Regular Gasoline

299 grams per mile

278 grams per mile

269 grams per mile

202 grams per mile

For model years 2012 and earlier, tailpipe CO2 is estimated using an EPA emissions factor and does not reflect direct test results.

EPA Smog Rating Additional Information
       

*Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices. Personalize.

NHTSA Crash Test Results
  2012 Volkswagen Golf 2012 Honda Civic 2012 Honda Civic HF 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Safety Ratings


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GOLF 2 DR 
Overall
Not Rated
Front
Not Rated
Side
Not Rated
Rollover
Not Rated
GOLF 4 DR 
Overall
Not Rated
Front
Not Rated
Side
Not Rated
Rollover
4 4 star rating
CIVIC 
Overall
4 4 star rating
Front
4 4 star rating
Side
4 4 star rating
Rollover
4 4 star rating
CIVIC 
Overall
4 4 star rating
Front
4 4 star rating
Side
4 4 star rating
Rollover
4 4 star rating
CIVIC HYBRID 
Overall
5 5 star rating
Front
5 5 star rating
Side
5 5 star rating
Rollover
4 4 star rating
Vehicle Specification Data
  2012 Volkswagen Golf 2012 Honda Civic 2012 Honda Civic HF 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
EPA Size Class Additional Information Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Start-Stop Technology Not Available Not Available Not Available Yes
Gas Guzzler No No No No
Turbocharger Yes No No No
Supercharger No No No No
Passenger Volume 94 ft3 (Hatchback) 95 ft3 (4 door)
83 ft3 (2 door)
95 ft3 (4 door) 95 ft3 (4 door)
Luggage Volume 15 ft3 (Hatchback) 12 ft3 (4 door)
12 ft3 (2 door)
12 ft3 (4 door) 11 ft3 (4 door)
Engine Descriptor Additional Information
Transmission Descriptor Additional Information

Miles on a tank and refueling cost for gasoline only assumes 90% of fuel in tank will be used before refueling.

Personalized estimates are currently not available for this vehicle.

DISCLAIMER: Average user estimates are based on data from My MPG users rather than official sources. Since the source data cannot be verified, neither DOE nor EPA guarantees the accuracy of these estimates.

This vehicle did not use any gasoline for the first 21 miles in EPA tests. However, depending on how you drive the vehicle, you may use both gasoline and electricity during the first 21 miles following a full charge.

This vehicle did not use any gasoline for the first 21 miles in EPA tests. However, depending on how you drive the vehicle, you may use both gasoline and electricity during the first 21 miles following a full charge.