2018 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Honda Fit

2018 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Honda Fit

Drivers looking for a new hatchback may have a hard time choosing between the 2018 Volkswagen Golf vs the 2018 Honda Fit. Both hatchbacks provide an ample amount of safety systems, entertainment options and convenience features. However, there are certain differences in engine performance, storage space and feature availability that are worth noting.

The 2018 VW Golf’s features are shared between two trim levels, S and SE, more consolidated than the 2018 Honda Fit’s four trims: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L. Both the 2018 Volkswagen Golf and the 2018 Honda Fit have one engine option. The 2018 Fit’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine generates 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Golf is powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.8-liter engine with 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Volkswagen Golf


2018 Honda Fit

170 Horsepower 128
184 ft-lbs. Torque 113 ft-lbs.
22.8 cubic feet Standard Cargo Capacity 16.6 cubic feet
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Optional

2018 Volkswagen Golf Storage & Features

One of the most valued benefits of owning a hatchback is the spacious interior. So how do the 2018 VW Golf and the 2018 Honda Fit compare in terms of storage space? Both hatchbacks feature a maximum cargo capacity of 52.7 cubic feet. However, when all seats are in place, the 2018 Golf offers a cargo capacity of 22.8 cubic feet while the 2018 Fit only has 16.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

There are some differences in feature availability that should also be acknowledged. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are both supported as standard features in the 2018 Golf, but are only supported by select 2018 Fit models.

2018 Volkswagen Golf safety features include: Turn signal mirrors, rear door child safety locks, a remote anti-theft alarm system, stability control, an engine immobilizer, a pre-collision safety system, tire pressure monitoring, traction control, a blind spot warning accident avoidance system and child seat anchors.