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
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 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 60.7
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
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 - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3252 3102
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
123 @ 3695 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Electric Regular Unleaded I-5
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
189 @ 3056 177 @ 4250
Displacement
- 2.5 L/151
Fuel System
- Sequential MPI
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
82 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
132 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
105 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 23
Transmission
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.87
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda Fit EV Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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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