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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si Review

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2020 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

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New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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MSRP*
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$28,595 to $36,495
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$25,200 to $25,400
Invoice* $27,452 to $35,034 $23,405 to $23,590
MPG - City 24 26
MPG - Hwy 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf GTI than the Honda Civic Si. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si, the Volkswagen Golf GTI may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Golf GTI as you will with the Honda Civic Si, 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 Volkswagen Golf GTI will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Honda Civic Si, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Honda Civic Si have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is about the same width as the Honda Civic Si. If you go with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Honda Civic Si.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Golf GTI does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Civic Si.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is somewhat more powerful than the Honda Civic Si.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Honda Civic Si. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Volkswagen Golf GTI will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Civic Si.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Volkswagen Golf GTI than that of the Honda Civic Si.