2017 VW Golf vs 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

It’s an exciting time for hatchback lovers because the automotive market is offer more choices than ever before. The timeless Volkswagen Golf has been around for years, and it effortlessly stands up to its competition over and over again. Our team here at Volkswagen Santa Monica is going to shine a light on the 2017 VW Golf to show drivers how it compares to the all-new 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback.

In order to keep the comparison fair, we’re going to focus on the base models for both vehicles. We will compare the 2017 VW Golf TSI S to the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback LX. Keep in mind there are higher models available with additional features that may not be mentioned here. Let’s dive in to explore some of the similarities and differences of these two hatchbacks.

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2017 VW Golf TSI S 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback LX
1.8-liter I-4 Engine 1.5-liter I-4
5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic Transmission CVT or 6-speed manual
8 Number of Speakers 4
52.7 cu. ft. Maximum Cargo Volume 46.2 cu. ft.

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As we can see from the chart above, the 2017 VW Golf and the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback have quite a bit in common. Both have similar sized engines and options between either a manual or automatic transmission. Each one has seating for five, but the Golf ultimately has more space for extra cargo. Legroom for front and rear passengers is quite similar, but the Civic Hatchback offers slightly more room.

Standard safety features on both vehicles include traction control, daytime running lights and low tire pressure monitors. The Golf comes out on top with a standard in-vehicle assistance service as well as an available Blind Spot Monitoring System. Both of which are not available on the Civic Hatchback. Other standard convenience features for both vehicles include remote keyless entry and cruise control. The Golf includes a compass as well as illuminated vanity mirrors, a glovebox light and cargo tie downs, which are not available with the Civic Hatchback.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 VW Golf are encouraged to contact our team for further details. Drivers can get behind the wheel by scheduling a test drive online.

2017 VW Golf front grille
2017 VW Golf seating
2017 VW Golf cargo space
2017 VW Golf sunroof

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