2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2018 Honda HR-V

The 2018 Volkswagen Alltrack combines the stylish, spacious, and versatile hatchback design of the Golf SportWagen with rugged design elements and impressive off-road capabilities, making it the perfect vehicle for your wilderness adventures. In this 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2018 Honda HR-V comparison, we show how the new Golf Alltrack favorably stacks up against the competition.

The Golf Alltrack has the advantage for performance. It comes equipped with the Turbo 1.8-liter 4-cylinder TSI engine, which generates 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine in the HR-V only manages 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. Also, the Golf Alltrack is more capable when heading off-road, especially with its 4Motion all-wheel drive system, which comes standard on all models. Additionally, the Golf Alltrack has a higher ground clearance and its cladding enables it to take a serious beating from the rigors of off-road use.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack VS 2018 Honda HR-V
170/199 Horsepower/Torque 141/127
Standard for all models All-Wheel Drive Available
30.4/66.5 cu-ft Cargo Capacity (Rear seats up/down) 24.3/58.8 cu-ft
6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles basic; 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain

Advantages of the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack over the Competition

Inside the Golf Alltrack, the cabin is well-equipped with a myriad of advanced technologies. This includes the MIB II infotainment system, the VW Car-Net suite of vehicle services, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and Fender Premium Audio. Enjoy the comfort and durability of the leatherette seats and the stylish look of the aluminum-look pedals and stainless-steel door kick plates. Also, the Golf Alltrack offers more cargo space, with a maximum cargo capacity of 66.5 cu-ft, compared to 58.8 cu-ft for the HR-V.

No one likes to deal with expensive repairs, and the Golf Alltrack minimizes this concern with its 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage, which is transferable to another owner. In comparison, the HR-V only offers a non-transferable 3-years/36,000-miles basic and 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty coverage.