2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Chevy Sonic

Hatchback cars have made a huge comeback in recent years thanks to their efficiency and versatility. And this time around, they are easy on the eyes! One of the most stylish hatchbacks on the market is none other than the 2017 Volkswagen Golf. This model has been available in the US for almost 40 years, and it has become a top choice for drivers who are looking for something sporty yet user-friendly. Despite being a top-seller in the hatchback segment, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf has quite a few rivals, including the 2017 Chevy Sonic. Let us present a comparison to help you decide which model is right for you.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf VS 2017 Chevy Sonic
1.8L turbo 4-cylinder Engine Options

ECOTEC 1.8L 4-cylinder 

ECOTEC 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder

170 Horsepower 138
13.2 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 12.2 gallons
22.8 to 52.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 19.0 to 47.7 cubic feet

2017 Volkswagen Golf Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is a 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This engine delivers an output that includes 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. While being quite powerful and allowing for a fun drive, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf remains incredibly efficient. It is able to attain an estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. And with the help of a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, the hatchback can cover as many as 475.2 highway miles! 

The cabin of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is also very spacious for both passengers and cargo. Up to five people can legally be seated inside the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, and all of them will enjoy lots of room for their elbows, and legs. Behind the rear seats is 22.8 cubic feet of cargo volume, which can be increased to 52.7 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. 

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, please contact us or visit us here at Donaldsons Volkswagen.

Rear view camera in 2017 Volkswagen Golf
Interior seating in 2017 Volkswagen Golf
Cargo area of 2017 Volkswagen Golf with partially collapsed seats
Front dash of 2017 Volkswagen Golf with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system