The 2017 Honda Fit vs. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 Honda Fit
2017 Volkswagen Golf

The 2017 Honda Fit and the 2017 Volkswagen Golf are both exceptional small hatchbacks that could meet the needs of many drivers in and around Orland Park. If you’re looking for a vehicle in this category, then you’ll want to see how they compare before you make up your mind.


If you’re looking for value, then you’ll probably want to go with the Honda Fit. The 2017 Fit starts at only $15,990 MSRP*. The Volkswagen Golf will set you back a minimum of $19,895*. That’s a difference of nearly $4,000, which is a huge amount in this affordable segment.

Superior Efficiency

There’s a good chance you’re looking for a vehicle with high fuel economy estimates if you’re planning to drive a small hatchback. However, there are some clear differences between these two models:

  • The Volkswagen Golf earns an EPA estimate of up to 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway/29 mpg combined with a five-speed manual transmission*.
  • The Honda Fit earns an EPA estimate of up to 33 mpg city/40 mpg highway/36 mpg combined with continuously variable transmission in the LX trim level*.

As you can see, the Fit offers considerably higher fuel estimates, something Frankfort area drivers will appreciate.

Seating and Cargo Space

You’ll enjoy the inside of the Fit more than the Golf, as it has more space for you, with 95.7 cubic feet of cabin space in the LX trim level, compared to 93.5 cubic feet in the Golf. The Fit offers more leg room and more front head room without the available moonroof. Both have identical cargo areas, with up to 52.7 cubic feet with the second row of seats folded flat.

Test Drive the Fit Today!

You can find your Honda Fit right here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL so visit us today to drive home in the latest Fit. Contact us online now with any questions about this efficient small car.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
*Starting MSRP of $19,895 for a 2017 Volkswagen Golf S 1.8L TSI with 5-speed manual transmission. Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.