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2015 Honda Fit vs. 2014 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Fit than the Volkswagen Golf. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Fit, drivers may find the Volkswagen Golf a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Golf requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Fit, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Fit 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 Fit and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Fit 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 Fit is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Golf, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Honda Fit has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Fit is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Golf. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Fit and the Volkswagen Golf. The Honda Fit has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Golf.

Warranty
The Honda Fit comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.


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2015 Honda
Fit

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MSRP*: $15,525 - $19,800

2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.54% --
City MPG: 29 - 32 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $15,120 - $19,262 $19,195 - $24,192

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