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[YesAuto Model PK] The launch of the new Sagitar is eye-catching. Although it has been controversial in terms of configuration and price, the popularity after the launch is still unabated. The Sagitar can be said to be the representative model of the European brand, and as the representative model of the Japanese brand, the Civic also completed the replacement last year. The almost same price range makes the two cars show a tit-for-tat state.

At the technical level, Sagitar has always been proud of it, and the new Sagitar’s listing has seen a serious reduction in many details, which makes its status in people’s minds seriously slipped. Among the Japanese brands, Civic has shown a very high standard in terms of appearance design, workmanship and quality. Today we will make a detailed comparison of these two models to see who is more worthy of our purchase of Sagitar and Civic, both of which are also new generation models.

Since it is a tit-for-tat PK, of course we have to choose the two most competitive models in terms of price. Price is the first factor that every consumer considers before buying a car. When two models appear at the same price , It will become one of the most difficult multiple-choice questions. Therefore, in the final configuration comparison link, we chose the Sagitar 1.4T automatic luxury version and Civic 1.8L luxury automatic navigation version with the same price of 167,800 yuan. The same price also makes the competition between them more fair.

Appearance: Sagitar has changed significantly, and the Civic maintains its previous style

In appearance, the two cars show completely different styles. The Sagitar has become more acceptable from its original ingenuity. Compared with the design of the Civic, it shows a more mature and stable feeling.

Honda Civic has a strong appeal in terms of appearance design. Japanese brands have always had a lot of appeal in the design of models. Every time the model is changed, it can bring a lot of freshness to people. However, the new Civic’s The design still continues the styling of the previous generation. It seems that Honda is still very confident in the appearance of the Civic.

Body size Volkswagen Sagitar Honda Civic
Length (mm) 4644 4535
Width (mm) 1778 1755
Height (mm) 1482 1450
Wheelbase (mm) 2651 2670

From the perspective of body size, the biggest change of the new Sagitar is that its length is increased by 100mm, and its wheelbase is 2651mm, which is 73mm more than the old model. This is also to meet the needs of the domestic market. The width and height are also slightly increased. In contrast, the new Civic has a smaller size change than the previous generation model. The length is increased by 35mm, and the wheelbase is shorter by 30mm. The current size is 2670mm.

Looking at the past from the side, Civic is more dynamic and fashionable, while Sagitar has always been adhering to the calm and mediocre design style of the public. Because the inclination angle of the front and rear windshield glass of the Civic is almost integrated with the lines of the engine and the trunk, the compartment of the Civic is extraordinarily large.

In appearance, the size of the Sagitar is a bit larger than the Civic, and the overall feeling is more atmospheric and stable. I don’t think the appearance can tell the winner. After all, this is a matter for the benevolent to see the benevolent and the wise, so you prefer the appearance and you can vote to express your opinion.

When it comes to Sagitar, one must talk about the suspension. The old Sagitar took its own independent suspension as the capital to show off. When people understood the advantages of this technology, the new Sagitar abandoned it, and the design in many details made people It feels that the previous ignorance of costs has become a province that can be saved. This has become a fact that most consumers cannot accept. In contrast, the independent suspension of the Civic shows a high advantage. However, I think the advantage mentioned here is just a sense of satisfaction for most people, and when it comes to daily driving, it may also be There is not much difference anymore. To know whether these two suspensions are really different in our professional testing, we will release their dynamic comparison articles later.


Vote: Who do you like more about the appearance of these two cars?

1. Who do you like more about the appearance of these two cars?

FAW-Volkswagen Sagitar
Dongfeng Honda Civic

Interior: Sagitar’s materials are worthy of recognition, and the Civic’s design is more fashionable

In the design of the interior, Sagitar did not bring us any surprises. The typical Volkswagen family-style modular design, whether it is the center console or the steering wheel, is so “popular”. This kind of uninspired design saves many original Volkswagen owners the process of familiarizing themselves with the operating interface.

The Civic's interior styling still uses the previous generation of double-layer design, and the center control panel is inclined to the driver's side, which seems to indicate that it pays attention to the design of driving control. In terms of materials, the Civic uses hard materials, which have a significant gap with the soft materials of Sagitar, but the assembly process of the two cars still maintains the same level.

The steering wheels of both cars performed very well. If you have to choose one of them, I think the design of the Sagitar is stronger and the thumb grip is more obvious, and the feel is slightly better. The driving computer of the Civic uses a color screen display, which is more beautiful than the monochrome LCD screen of the Sagitar.

The design of the Civic air conditioning panel will always make people mistakenly believe that it was installed later. Whether it is color or material, it seems not to be consistent with the surrounding style. Compared with Sagitar, its design style is much inferior.

Riding space: Space Sagitar dominates, comfort Civic dominates

The 180cm experiencer sits in the front row of the Sagitar, and the head space can reach four fingers. When sitting in the back row, the head space is three fingers, and the leg space can reach a distance of one and a half punches. It seems that the wheelbase has been lengthened. The improvement of the riding space afterwards is still very obvious.

The same experiencer sits in the front row of the Civic with a punch in the head. The height of the car is lower than that of the Sagitar, but the headroom is larger. The reason is that the sunroof of the Civic is wider, so the driver will not be affected by the sunroof track directly above the driver. However, the performance of the rear space is much worse for the Civic. There is no more headroom, and the legroom is only three fingers. The wheelbase is longer than that of the Sagitar, and the internal space is lost to the Sagitar. It seems that the improvement of the Sagitar’s ride space is still very successful.

In terms of riding comfort, both cars are equipped with front and rear center armrests, while the front center armrest of the Sagitar is not adjustable. In actual use, more drivers still need to adapt. In contrast, the front center armrest of the Civic can be adjusted back and forth, which makes it more adaptable.

What deserves recognition for the Civic's back row is that its floor is very flat, not as high as the Sagitar bulge. If there are three people sitting in the back row, the Civic will definitely be more comfortable. However, if I had a choice between a flat floor in the back row and ample legroom, I would definitely choose the latter. If it were you, who would you choose?

Car storage compartment: the performance of the two cars is very close

The storage space is also the most frequently used in our daily life. The storage space of the center console of the two cars is very similar. However, the new Sagitar on the left side of the steering wheel does not have a storage compartment. Although the Civic has a storage compartment, it is also spatial More limited. The storage compartment under the center console is better than the Civic in terms of space and ease of use.

In the comparison of storage compartments, except for the poor performance of the center console, the Sagitar is above the Civic. It seems that the Sagitar has made a lot of progress in the humanized design this time, and the overall performance of the Sagitar in daily use is better. .

Trunk space: Sagitar is more practical

The reason why consumers choose sedan as their first choice for family cars has a lot to do with their independent trunk space, so let's take a look at the two models in the focus of sedan, whose performance better.

Both the Sagitar and Civic’s trunks have a remote opening function. The trunk lid can be opened with the remote control key. At this time, the Sagitar’s can be half opened, while the Civic only unlocks and needs to be lifted manually. If you are coming out of the supermarket with large bags and small bags at this time, I believe that kind of situation is the most convenient, and I don't need to say. In terms of space, the size of the Sagitar’s trunk is much larger than that of the Civic.

Both the rear seat backs of the two cars are designed in the trunk with the lock pins, but the step of putting the seats down still needs us to pull the door to complete. If the backrest can be turned forward by itself, it is in line with the original intention of this design, and now this design is somewhat superfluous. After putting the rear seats down, the opening shape of the Civic and the carriage is too irregular, and it is definitely not as convenient as the Sagitar when placing longer items.

Configuration comparison: Under the premise of the same price, the Civic configuration is more abundant

In the configuration comparison link, we used the Sagitar 1.4T automatic luxury version and the Civic 1.8L automatic luxury navigation version. Coincidentally, their prices are exactly the same, both of which are 167,800 yuan, which paves the way for our comparison. basis.

The appearance of the configuration, the Civic not only uses xenon headlights, but also has a cleaning function, this configuration is not seen on the Sagitar, even the top models have not been equipped.

The tires of the two cars have the same specifications, and the styles of the wheels are also very similar. On the surface, they seem to be similar. However, if you check for yourself, you will find that the brands of tires are very different. The Civic uses Goodyear tires. In actual performance, it should be better than the Kumho tires used by Sagitar.

In addition to displaying the basic information of the vehicle, the Civic's color on-board computer screen also has a reversing image function. Compared with the Sagitar monochrome dot matrix LCD screen, both the style and the function are much improved.

In addition to adjusting the basic functions of the audio, the information query of the on-board computer and the cruise at a fixed speed, the multi-function steering wheel of the Civic is also equipped with paddle shifters, which are still rare in the same class of models. The equipment of the paddle shifters is in line with its own young and dynamic positioning, and it also adds a lot of fun to daily driving.

In addition, this model of Civic is also equipped with electric seats and car navigation system. If the Sagitar also wants to be equipped with these configurations, the price of the car will be increased to around 180,000. At this price, if it is for its larger seating space, I think there is no reason not to buy a medium-sized car.

In terms of configuration, Sagitar is also a bright spot. The rearview mirror with heating function, the rear exhaust vent and the lumbar support of the seat are all configurations that are not available in the entire Civic series. However, the Sagitar seat back adjustment does not use the traditional knob design of the public, I think it is thankful. If you go to pick up your wife from get off work and want to lie down for a while while you park and wait, this design is too convenient, and the design of the knob, just adjusting the backrest may take you 10 minutes.

Civic's electric seat adjustment is more convenient, and the price of the Sagitar, which is already priced at a lot of mid-size cars, still adjusts the seat manually. This performance makes people somewhat unacceptable.

The two cars show completely different orientations in terms of configuration. The Sagitar pays more attention to safety and riding, while the rich configuration of the Civic clearly emphasizes the convenience of the driver. However, at the same price, the additional configuration of the Civic far exceeds the cost of the Sagitar. If the Sagitar wants to have electric seats, navigation and other configurations, we may spend more than 180,000, while the xenon headlights It is not available in the whole department, so the Civic is even better in the configuration comparison section.

Power system: 1.4T is still a bright spot, but the gearbox…

In terms of power, Sagitar uses the TSI+DSG combination, which is called the golden combination by the manufacturer. From the perspective of parameters, the power performance of the 1.4T engine is not weaker than that of the Civic 1.8L naturally aspirated engine, and the torque value has increased by 46N·m. Coupled with the cooperation of the dual-clutch gearbox, it should be much better than the Civic in terms of performance.


However, the quality of the DSG gearbox complained by the majority of riders has made me afraid to recommend it to my friends around me with confidence. In contrast, my choice will be biased towards mature technology but the number of gears is not dominant. The ordinary AT gearbox too.

Reports on failures of DSG gearboxes and follow-up reports on related matters:

FAW-Volkswagen Magotan DSG gearbox failure incident report
http://www.autohome.com.cn/use/200908/68797.html

Analysis of the “DSG Upgrade” Incident of Volkswagen Who Should Be Brave Recall
http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201203/307411.html


Maintenance comparison

The maintenance of vehicles is closely related to our daily use, so the maintenance price between them also needs our focus. In addition to the 5,000 kilometers for the first guarantee, the future maintenance interval mileage of the Sagitar is every 10,000 kilometers or 6 months, and the maintenance interval mileage of the Civic is 5,000 kilometers or three months. As for the warranty time of the whole vehicle, the Civic has longer time or mileage, which makes our daily use more assured.


Consultation information source:

FAW-Volkswagen Sagitar: Beijing Junbaowei Automobile Trading Co., Ltd.

Contact number: 4008110113-7760

Dongfeng Honda Civic: Dongfeng Honda Four Seasons Hetong special sales service shop

Contact number: 4008110113-8330


Let's take 60,000 kilometers as a prerequisite to see who has the higher maintenance cost between them. Although the maintenance cost of Sagitar is not low each time, the interval is twice as long as the Civic, but the dual-clutch transmission oil needs to be replaced at 60,000 kilometers. The cost here is more than that of the Civic transmission oil. The cost is slightly higher. However, the cost of small maintenance (changing the oil and filter) of the Civic is very low, but a large-scale maintenance is required every 20,000 to 460,000 kilometers, and the cost will also increase to one or two thousand yuan. The final overall The cost difference is not very large. However, under the same driving condition of 60,000, Honda’s 4s shop also recommends cleaning the oil circuit every 20,000 kilometers. This part costs about 1,000 yuan. If you add this cost, the maintenance price of the Civic will be higher than that of the Sagitar. a lot of.

Summary:

Appearance comparison: Sagitar’s appearance design has simple lines and a steady design. Although the appearance of the Civic is not much different from the previous generation, it still has a sense of fashion. The design of the shape depends more on personal preference. You can vote for which design you like at the bottom of the first page and express your opinions.

Interior comparison: Sagitar’s dashboards are all made of soft materials, which are more textured to the touch. The grip of the steering wheel and the use of buttons are also better. The assembly process of the two cars is not much different.

Riding space comparison: After the Sagitar has extended the wheelbase, the riding space has been greatly improved, and it is more spacious than the Civic with a longer wheelbase.

Configuration comparison: Civics at the same price are more abundant in configuration, and many configurations are not available in the whole Sagitar series.

Maintenance comparison: Taking 60,000 kilometers as the prerequisite, although the single maintenance cost of Sagitar is relatively high, the maintenance mileage interval is long, and the maintenance cost of Civic is lower than that of Sagitar, but there will be some maintenance for more items at a fixed mileage. , The final cost of the two cars is not much different.

Both of these cars are taking the main home route. From the actual performance, the extended wheelbase of Sagitar has greatly improved the riding space in the car, and it has surpassed the Civic, which has a wheelbase that is 20mm longer than its own. Whether it is the storage compartment in the car or the space performance of the trunk, the Sagitar is better than the Civic. Of course, for the rear suspension that everyone is most concerned about, the Civic uses a multi-link structure, which does have some advantages over the torsion beam of the Sagitar, but the difference in actual driving experience can only be seen after our dynamic evaluation report comes out. .

The rich configuration of the Civic does give it some advantages. However, I noticed an interesting phenomenon. As far as the two 167,800 models we compared, the Sagitar cared more about the rear passengers, but the Civic’s xenon headlights, GPS navigation, and reversing images were clearly serving the driver. In addition to the fact that Sagitar has a slight advantage in storage and riding space, I feel that if you care more about the experience of every member of the family, you can consider Sagitar more, but if you only have it in the car most of the time With 1-2 occupants, a Civic that is more dedicated to serving drivers may be more competitive.