2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Honda Fit Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 Volkswagen Golf

Horsepower

  170 hp

Engine Torque

  199 ft-lbs


2017 Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit

Horsepower

  130 hp

Engine Torque

  114 ft-lbs

2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Honda Fit

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In the world of hatchbacks, there are many choices, but there’s only one 2017 Volkswagen Golf. How does it compare to rival 2017 Honda Fit? Perhaps this review can answer that question. If you want more answers, we invite you to talk to our staff online or in person.

Features

From heated side mirrors to illuminated front row mirrors, you will get more with the Golf package than you do with the 2017 Honda Fit. This ranges from fine details that comfort you, such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, to important driver aids, such as intermittent wipers with variable speeds. Lightweight alloy wheels are included in the Golf price while steel wheels are standard on the Fit. VWs also have integrated turn signal mirrors for extra visibility. Perhaps the most important difference is the power-adjustable chairs you get for both Golf front seat positions. Power chairs are not even an option on the Fit. Furthermore, the Golf has a chill feature for the glove box. This lets you turn it into a cooler for your soft drinks or baby bottles. The Golf also has 22 cu.ft. in its cargo hold versus 16 cubes in the Fit hold. Both have split rear seats, and the Golf adds a subfloor compartment for your security and organization needs.

Entertainment

The differences continue when you move into entertainment and information functions. The Fit’s five-inch screen is standard while the Golf boasts a bigger touchscreen with more features. VW shoppers drive home with HD radio. On the Fit, this is an extra reserved for a package on the most expensive model. While Honda holds back, VW Car Net has plenty of apps to keep you busy. Furthermore, the Golf has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on every edition, unlike the Fit which reserves these for higher editions. These dedicated systems make it easy to stream maps and other important apps to your touchscreen. VW also has standard satellite radio capability, an extra on the Fit. Both the Golf and the Fit have a standard rearview camera for simpler reverse maneuvers.

Performance

U.S. News and World Report calls the Fit’s performance underwhelming. The regular Fit engine generates only 130 horsepower. Even less impressive, the engine generates only 114 lb.-ft. of torque. On the other hand, the Golf has an intercooled turbo. This 1.8-liter engine kicks out 170 horsepower and 199 lb.-ft. What’s more, the Fit has to achieve 4600 rpm to reach peak torque while the Golf rocks at 1,600 rpm. Golf models also have four-wheel disc brakes while Fit models have less impressive rear drum brakes. The Intelligent Crash Response System is also a Golf exclusive. A VW responds to a crash by turning on its hazards, unlocking its doors and turning off the engine.

For a closer look at the affordable 2017 Volkswagen Golf, visit Prestige Volkswagen of Stamford. You can also ask our online staff for information on the latest price changes and financing deals.


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