newcars.com®

2014 Honda CR-Z vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda CR-Z and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda CR-Z will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Golf. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda CR-Z and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-Z is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Honda CR-Z is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Golf, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Honda CR-Z has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda CR-Z has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda CR-Z has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the Honda CR-Z seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen Golf. The Honda CR-Z has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Honda CR-Z comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.

Watch Video

Compare the 2014 Honda CR-Z and the 2015 Volkswagen Golf.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2014 Honda
CR-Z

More Details & Photos New 2014 Honda CR-Z
MSRP*: $19,995 - $21,840

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

More Details & Photos New 2015 Volkswagen Golf
MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.55%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.84% --
City MPG: 31 --
Highway MPG: 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

**** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

**** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

*** Not Tested
Invoice*: $19,048 - $20,798 $17,455 - $26,875

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Honda CR-Z

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Monthly Trend for:
2015 Volkswagen Golf

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.