Compare Volkswagen Golf vs. Honda Fit vs. Honda Civic

Compare the Volkswagen Golf against the Honda Fit and Honda Civic. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Golf, Fit and Civic stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Golf, Fit and Civic. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2010 Honda Fit 2010 Honda Civic
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2010 Honda Fit 2010 Honda Civic
2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Auto
  • 4dr HB Auto
  • 2dr HB Man TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 2dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Vehicle Stability Assist and Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Vehicle Stability Assist and Navigation
LX Automatic Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX-VP Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • DX-VP Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX-S Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Manual Coupe
  • EX-L Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX-L Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires and Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation and Summer Tires
  • GX Natural Gas Vehicle Automatic Sedan


MSRP $17,620 $15,700 $18,405
Invoice $16,830 $15,148 $16,956
Avg. Paid $10,807 $10,738 $11,325

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 9.4 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.6 9.6
Performance 8.7 8.5 8.5
Interior 8.9 9.1 8.2
Cost to Own 9.2 9.6 9.4
Safety 9.0 9.3 9.3
Reliability 3.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Well-made interior
  • Comfortable front and rear seats
  • Engaging performance
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Fun to drive
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Large cargo area
  • High safety and reliability scores
  • Scored well in crash tests
  • High reliability rating
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Below-average reliability
  • Front-seat passengers may want more legroom
  • Engine could use more power
  • Stability control isn’t standard
  • Cramped back seat
  • Few standard features
  • Small trunk

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 22 City / 30 Hwy 28 City / 35 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style 2 Door HB 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 101.5 98.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 165.4 161.6 176.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 66.7 69.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 60.0 56.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2968 2575 2754

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93 90.8 90.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.4 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.7 53.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.5 51.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.0 37.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 34.5 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.3 52.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.3 51.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Optional Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.5L/91.4 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 117 @ 6600 140 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 106 @ 4800 128 @ 4300
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 35.8 ft 34.4 35.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 10.6 13.2


Suspension Type - Front Independent Macpherson strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar


Automatic Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.