2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

Hatchback vehicles form an interesting segment of the automotive industry, finding more and more popularity in recent years among drivers who desire the efficiency and power of small vehicles and the design cues from larger crossovers. Both of these factors have contributed greatly to the hatchback’s surge in popularity, and we have two interesting examples on display today: the legendary 2017 Volkswagen Golf and the newcomer 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback. Both deliver impressive amounts of function and fun, but how well do they match up head-to-head?

Our team at New Century Volkswagen is committed to helping you make an educated decision about which hatchback model is best for you, so we decided to put the Golf and Civic Hatchback up to the test. Let’s jump in and see what these two hatches have in store!

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2017 Golf vs 2017 Civic Hatchback
1.8-liter TSI® Inline 4  Engine 1.5-liter Inline 4
170 hp / 184 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque Output 174 hp / 162 lb-ft
25 city / 36 highway Fuel Economy 31 city / 40 highway
52.7 cubic feet Cargo volume 46.2 cubic feet

2017 Volkswagen Golf Glendale CA

Based off first glance it’s clear that the 2017 Golf and 2017 Civic Hatchback have what it takes to give drivers of all kinds the type of efficient yet hair-raising experiences on the road that few others in the industry can boast. The Golf and Civic Hatchback can both achieve over 35 highway miles per gallon and offer similar horsepower production. However, for those looking for a more intuitive and comprehensive feel to their daily drive, the Golf has what you need. Not only does it offer greater cargo volume to help you store more of your valuables, but the Volkswagen Car-Net® interface (outfitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility) and premium audio system of the Golf far exceed similar features on the Civic Hatchback. Better yet, the Golf is widely known as one of the safest rides on the road, thanks to helpful tech innovations such as:

  • Front Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Lane Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Park Pilot
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Many more!

If you are interested in learning more about the 2017 Golf and its capabilities, feel free to contact our sales team at New Century Volkswagen. We’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive and help you find the financing deal that best suits your budget. Stop in and see us today!

2017 Volkswagen Golf exterior styling
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