Volkswagen Golf vs Honda Fit

2017 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

Honda Fit

Honda Fit

Comparing the VW Golf vs. Honda Fit quickly shows why the Golf has stayed on Car and Driver’s 10Best list for ten years. With more power and stronger standard features, the VW Golf feels better to drive in every way.


The Volkswagen Golf and Honda Fit both make up to an estimated 36 mpg on the highway as standard, but powertrain specs put the Golf ahead:

  • Volkswagen Golf: A 1.8L turbo four-cylinder commands up to 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
  • Honda Fit: An in-line 4-cylinder ekes out just 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. measured the VW Golf making zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, while the Honda Fit took 8.8 seconds. While the Honda Fit only offers one engine, the Golf GTI makes up to 210 hp and the Golf R makes up to a staggering 292 hp. Also a cool tidbit, the Golf draws its name from the Gulf Stream.

2017 Volkswagen Golf


The 2018 Volkswagen Golf is one of the nicest places to commute with the family down to Huntington Beach. Why? Because it offers the following high-end features as standard:

  • Cooled Glovebox
  • Eight-Speaker Sound System
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto

With the 2018 Honda Fit, those features either missing or demand an expensive trim level upgrade.

2017 Volkswagen Golf

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