2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Honda Civic Si

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Honda Civic Si

Performance-minded driving enthusiasts have plenty of exciting options to choose from. Two sportier vehicles for drivers looking to stand out from the crowd are the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback and the 2018 Honda Civic Si, available as a sedan or as a coupe. Aside from the body styles they’re available in, there are quite a few differences between the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 2018 Honda Civic Si to take into account before deciding which one to purchase.

The first major difference can be found in their performance. The 2018 Golf GTI’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (220 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) is more powerful than the 2018 Civic Si’s turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI


2018 Honda Civic Si

220 Horsepower 205
258 ft-lbs. Torque 192 ft-lbs.
Standard Heated Seats Unavailable
Dual-clutch Automatic Transmission Six-speed Manual

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Comfort & Safety Features

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI features a variety of comforts and conveniences not found in the 2018 Honda Civic Si. Notably, heated seats are a standard 2018 Golf GTI feature but are unavailable for the 2018 Civic Si. Other standard features found in the 2018 Golf GTI include heated mirrors, ambient interior lighting, rain-sensing wipers, a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support. Higher trims add a sunroof, keyless entry, Volkswagen Car-Net support, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning and a self-parking system.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI safety features include: Rear door child safety locks, cornering lights, turn signal mirrors, daytime running lights, an engine immobilizer, stability control, a remote anti-theft alarm system, tire pressure monitoring, a pre-collision safety system, a post-collision safety system, adaptive headlights and traction control.