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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf Review

New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*
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$25,200 to $25,400
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$23,195
Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $22,267
MPG - City 26 28
MPG - Hwy 36 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Honda Civic Si, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si, drivers may find the Volkswagen Golf a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic Si as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The Honda Civic Si is somewhat more expensive 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 Civic Si and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic Si is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. If you go with the Honda Civic Si, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic Si transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The Honda Civic Si has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic Si has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Golf. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic Si and the Volkswagen Golf. The Honda Civic Si has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic Si is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf.