Compare 2014 Honda Fit EV vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Honda Fit EV
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB N/A N/A N/A $36,625
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4-Door HB Automatic PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,625
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 23 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 92.9
Second Hip Room (in)
45 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.1 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
162 165.4
Height, Overall (in)
62.2 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 101.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12 15.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.4 46
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.7 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.7 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3252 3102
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
189 @ 3056 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
123 @ 3695 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Electric Regular Unleaded I-5
Displacement
- 2.5 L/151
Fuel System
- Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
105 -
Battery Range (mi)
82 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
132 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.87
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Fit EV Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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