2017 VW Golf vs 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

Prospective car buyers in the market for a new vehicle have a lot of options to choose from. It’s important to start by narrowing down your options by closing in on our price range and deciding on a specific body type. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be ready to start shopping. Our team here at Carter Volkswagen is working to provide detailed information of the entire VW lineup to make the car-buying process easier. This time around we’re providing a comparison to show drivers who VW stands up to its competition.

In the spotlight is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf. This classic hatchback is going head-to-head with the all-new 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback. We’re going to focus solely on the base, entry-level trims for both models. The VW Golf TSI S will be compared to the Honda Civic Hatchback LX. Let’s dive in for details!

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2017 VW Golf TSI S 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback LX
170-hp, 1.8L I-4 Engine 174-hp, 1.5L I-4
5-speed manual - or - 6-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed manual - or - 2-speed CVT
8 Number of Speakers 4
Standard In-Vehicle Assistance Service Not available

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As we can see from the chart above, the 2017 VW Golf TSI S and the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback LX have quite a bit in common. Both are equipped with similar-sized engines that offer comparable performance capabilities. Drivers will have the option of either a manual or automatic transmission, and the fuel economies are quite comparable as well.

There is seating for five in both vehicles. The Civic Hatchback features slightly more space behind the rear seat for storage. However, both vehicles have a 60/40-split folding rear seat that creates more space for storage. The Golf ends up on top with 52.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume compared to the Civic Hatchback with 46.2 cubic feet. Both models offer the following standard features: Bluetooth compatibility, traction control, daytime running lights, low tire pressure warning and remote keyless entry. Cruise control is standard as well with available adaptive cruise control as an option.

The 2017 VW Golf comes out on top with a standard CD player and MP3 capability as well as front lumbar support, illuminated vanity mirrors, cargo tie downs and heated side mirrors. It also offers an available programmable garage-door opener and blind spot monitoring system. All of which are not available on the base of the Civic Hatchback.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 VW Golf are welcome to contact our team here at Carter Volkswagen for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel by scheduling a test drive online today.

2017 VW Golf dashboard
2017 VW Golf sunroof
2017 VW Golf seating
2017 VW Golf front grille

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