Are you shopping around for a stylish and fun-to-drive small hatchback? The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is an excellent choice, with its upscale and versatile design, pleasing driving dynamics, quick acceleration, advanced technologies, and generous warranty coverage. We show the advantages that the new Golf has over the competition in this 2019 Volkswagen Golf vs 2019 Honda Fit comparison.
On the performance front, the 2019 Jetta easily outmuscles the 2019 Fit. It comes equipped with the sophisticated 1.4-liter four-cylinder EA211 TSI engine, which delivers 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 2019 Fit only manages 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. Despite this impressive performance, the Golf edges out the Fit for efficiency, with an estimated highway fuel economy of 37 mpg, compared to 36 mpg for the Fit. Efficiency for the Golf is also aided by its Start-Stop system, which temporarily shuts off the engine when the car is idling.
Advantages of the 2019 VW Golf over the 2019 Honda Fit
The VW Golf has a surprisingly spacious interior. It has the ability to comfortably seat up to five passengers, with plenty of legroom and headroom. The new Golf also offers a considerable amount of storage space. With the 2nd-row seats in the upright position, the Golf has a cargo capacity of 22.8 cu-ft, compared to 16.6 cu-ft for the Fit. With the 2nd-row seats folded down, the Golf has a cargo capacity of 53.7 cu-ft, compared to 52.7 cu-ft for the Fit.
Another advantage of the VW Golf is its generous warranty coverage. It has the backing of a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty. The Honda Fit has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.
Here at Capistrano Volkswagen, we invite compact hatchback shoppers from Southern California to check out the 2019 VW Golf!