2018 Volkswagen Golf VS 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback | Head-to-Head Comparison at Carter Volkswagen

2018 VW Golf VS Honda Civic Hatchback Comparison in Seattle, WA

Since 1974, the Volkswagen Golf has been an icon of sporty style and affordable practicality. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf carries on that tradition. It's one of the best value cars on the road today! It's nimble and quick, feature-packed and comfortable with enough room for you, your friends and all their stuff. New for this year, a chrome-trimmed front grille and updated LED lighting makes the new VW Golf one of the most desirable cars we've ever offered. See below how it compares to the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback. Even this popular new model is no match for the timeless Volkswagen Golf. We'll prove it to you by comparing them both head-to-head in five important areas.

2018 VW Golf Interior

Interior Features — 2018 Volkswagen Golf VS 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

It hardly matters how sporty your car looks or feels if you can't assume a comfortable driving position — which is why every 2018 VW Golf comes with six-way power adjusting front seats totally standard. By contrast, the base 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback provides manual, four-way adjustable seats which lack lumbar adjustment. In the back row, you'll find the 2018 Volkswagen Golf provides dedicated HVAC vents for the rear passengers. In the 2018 Honda Civic Hatch, rear seat passengers will just have to wait for relief from the front seat vents.

2018 VW Golf Technology

Infotainment Features — 2018 Volkswagen Golf VS 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

Upgraded for 2018, the Volkswagen Golf now features a standard 6.5" touchscreen infotainment display, complete with standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity. Connecting your phone to access your favorite apps and stream audio through the stereo has never been easier! And in the base 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback, you'll find just a 5" button-operated display that lacks Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. To get those features, you'll have to upgrade to a premium trim level.

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2018 VW Golf Performance

Performance and Driving Feel — 2018 Volkswagen Golf VS 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

With similar engine power and zero-to-sixty times, both these cars provide a spirited driving experience — but the Volkswagen Golf is unmatched in this segment for a fun, nimble drive. According to tests performed by Car and Driver magazine, the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback will take 8.5 seconds to move from 50-70 MPH. You'll enjoy merging onto the freeway and carving up curvy back roads more in the 2018 VW Golf, which moves from 50-70 MPH in just 5.2 seconds.

It's all because of superior engine torque. Opt for the automatic transmission and you'll get 199 lb/ft of torque from the 2018 VW Golf. That's compared to a maximum output of 177 lb/ft of torque from the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback.

2018 VW Golf Safety

Safety Systems — 2018 Volkswagen Golf VS 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

Both these cars are remarkably safe during a crash, as their five-star government crash test safety ratings prove. However, not every crash brings every car to a stop. That's why Volkswagen provides the Intelligent Crash Response System as a standard feature. This exclusive system can detect a crash and, if it does, will deactivate the fuel pump, engage the brakes and activate the hazard lights. Even after a crash has already happened, the 2018 VW Golf keeps working to protect you.

2018 VW Golf Driver Assist

Driver Assistance — 2018 Volkswagen Golf VS 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

With an advanced suite of driver assist features, the 2018 VW Golf is smart enough to monitor the traffic around you, alert you to dangers, and even intervene to help avoid an accident. Some driver assist features are available on the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback, too — but it lacks a blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and parking assist. You can find all of those features plus pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control and even more on the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SE.

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Seattle's Carter Volkswagen — Home of German Engineering for Less

You might already know that Volkswagen is German for "People's Car." And, just like in the name, people come first at VW. That's why every new 2018 Volkswagen model comes with the People First Warranty — a 6-year/72,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty that's among the finest in the industry. Not only is a Volkswagen a remarkable vehicle with incredible value and durability, if anything does go wrong, VW stands behind their vehicles like few other automakers.

Visit Carter Volkswagen in Ballard today to take your test drive. For every test drive we give, we're planting a new tree in the Mountains to Sound Greenway! Find our showroom — and discover the Carter Advantage — at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.