2017 VW Golf vs 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

Buyers looking for a versatile and affordable car would be hard-pressed to find something more functional than a hatchback. Opening vertically, the cargo space in hatchbacks can allow for large items to fit with ease. Even more cargo space can be gained when the rear seats are folded down. Some hatchbacks can now provide as much space as a station wagon. Two contenders in the hatchback market this year are the 2017 VW Golf vs 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback.

Volkswagen has been perfecting their hatchback design for decades. Usually a more luxury priced vehicle, some recent changes in Volkswagen's 2017 Golf model lineup, including the removal of two trim levels and eliminating their two-door hatchback design, has allowed them to become competitively priced with other popular hatchbacks on the market. Honda has a little less experience with the hatchback. Its 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback will be hitting dealerships for the first time this model year. Their hatchback inexperience shows. The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback has a severe and aggressively angled exterior design and the hatchback looks out of place.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
1.8-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 1.5-liter four-cylinder
52.7 cubic feet Total Cargo Space 46.2 cubic feet
$19,895 Starting MSRP $19,700
5 Seating Capacity 5

Standard Features on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf model lineup eliminated some trim levels to leverage their competitive pricing. The two trim levels available now are the 2017 Golf S and 2017 Golf Wolfsburg Edition. Standard features included in the 2017 Golf S are heated mirrors, rearview camera, cruise control, 6.5 inch touchscreen, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cooled glovebox, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, and Volkswagen’s Car-Net-App-Connect. If buyers choose to upgrade to the Wolfsburg Edition they will also add automatic headlights and wipers, sunroof, keyless entry, heated front seats, a forward collision warning system, and blind-spot monitoring. That is an impressively long list of standard features, especially considering that both of these trim levels are less expensive this model year than they have been in the past. Along with the convenience of the features listed above, owners of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf will also be delighted with the ride quality this hatchback provides. Equipped with a base 1.8-liter turbocharged engine the 201 Golf delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This car will get you around town with a little extra zip. Drivers can also expect good sightlines and a smooth ride when behind the wheel.

Anyone interested in more information on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf can contact the staff at Donaldsons Volkswagen today. Interested parties can also see a list of our current inventory by clicking on the inventory button located on this page.

2017 VW Golf interior shot
Guy loading cargo in 2017 Volkswagen Golf
2017 VW Golf Dashboard overview
2017 VW Golf view through sunroof