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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

If you’ve been trying to decide on a versatile yet fun-to-drive vehicle to use when cruising around Alexandria, we’ve got you covered with this guide to comparing the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback. Both of these sporty hatchbacks have plenty to offer in terms of style and features, but when you dig into the details, it quickly becomes obvious where the Volkswagen model beats out the competition. Find out how, and then see the Golf GTI in action at Lindsay Volkswagen in Sterling, VA.

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Performance Capabilities

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a decidedly sporty hatchback with a turbocharged 2.0L TSI® inline-four engine under the hood. It pumps out a total of 210 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which it delivers via a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG® automated manual transmission. On top of that, you’ll get an autobahn-tuned sport suspension and a performance monitor with special gauges for a range performance settings.

By contrast, the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback’s turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine makes only 174-180 hp and cannot produce more than 167 lb-ft of torque. Plus, while it does come with a fully independent multi-link suspension, the Civic is still unable to meet the GTI’s level of responsiveness.

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Max Cargo Space

Whether you opt for the 2017 VW Golf GTI or the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback, you’ll have plenty of room for all of your passengers to hop inside for a trip around town. That’s because, despite their somewhat compact profiles, both of these vehicles come with ample seating for up to five people. When it comes to filling up the hatchback with cargo, though, the Volkswagen model has the edge. The Golf GTI has a spacious total cargo volume of 52.7 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded, beating out the Civic Hatchback’s max cargo volume of just 46.2 cubic feet. Whether you’re picking up groceries for the week or preparing to move into your new apartment, that’s a difference you’re sure to feel!
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Test Drive the 2017 VW Golf GTI Near Alexandria Today

Ready for a hot hatch that’s built to thrill? Then come check out the 2017 VW Golf GTI, on sale now here at Lindsay Volkswagen, your Dulles area VW dealer at 22455 Lindsay Cars Court in Sterling, VA. We offer fast and easy financing, and you can always reach us online or call us with questions at 844-230-4217.

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