2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Honda Fit

Hatchback cars are experiencing something akin to the Renaissance. Drivers are rediscovering how versatile these vehicles are while remaining stylish (gone are the days of the National Lampoon’s Vacation-style station wagons). And these vehicles are much more efficient than SUVs and crossovers, which makes them a great choice for commuting and road tripping. Due to their renewed popularity, there are many hatchback models available on the market, and choosing the right one can be a challenge. Let us present a comparison between two well-known models: the 2017 Volkswagen Golf and the 2017 Honda Fit.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf VS 2017 Honda Fit
1.8L turbo 4-cylinder Engine 1.5L 4-cylinder
170 Horsepower 130
5 Seating Capacity 5
22.8 to 52.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 16.6 to 52.7 cubic feet

How Versatile is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf?

Of the extensive hatchback market, we think that the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is one of the most versatile options thanks to its size classification as a compact model. And don’t let that “compact” label fool you! The vehicle can legally seat up to five passengers, all of whom will enjoy plenty of leg and elbow space! The cargo area is also incredibly spacious with 22.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 52.7 cubic feet behind the first row of seats. 

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf is outfitted with a 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder engine. That turbo technology, which was specially created by the engineers at Volkswagen, creates the ultimate amount of power while remaining as efficient as possible. The power output for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, while the fuel economy is estimated to be 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. 

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, or if you have any questions about our 2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Honda Fit comparison, please contact 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