Compare Hyundai Veloster vs. Honda Fit vs. Volkswagen Golf

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2014 Hyundai Veloster 2015 Honda Fit 2015 Volkswagen Golf
2014 Hyundai Veloster 2015 Honda Fit 2015 Volkswagen Golf
3dr Cpe Auto w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Gray Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Red Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Gray Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Red Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo R-Spec
  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo w/Blue Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo w/Blue Int
  • LX Manual
  • LX CVT
  • EX Manual
  • EX CVT
  • EX-L CVT
  • EX-L CVT with Navigation
2dr HB Man TSI S
  • 2dr HB Man TSI S
  • 2dr HB Auto TSI S
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI S
  • 4dr HB Man TSI S w/Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man TDI S
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI S w/Sunroof
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI S
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI SE
  • 4dr HB Man TDI SE
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI SE
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI SEL
  • 4dr HB Man TDI SEL
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI SEL
  • 4dr HB
  • 4dr HB w/DCC/Nav


MSRP $19,050 $16,450 $19,295
Invoice $18,359 $16,016 $18,523
Avg. Paid $14,777 $17,063 $19,328

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.9 8.8
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.5 9.6
Performance 6.9 7.8 8.2
Interior 7.6 8.7 8.4
Safety 8.5 9.4 9.3
Reliability 2.5 3.5 3.0
Cost to Own 9.4 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

  • Strong turbocharged available engine
  • Lots of standard features
  • Large, versatile cargo area
  • Great fuel economy ratings
  • Roomy back seat
  • Comfortable, composed ride
  • Exceptional cargo space
  • Top-notch interior materials
  • Golf TDI’s excellent fuel economy
  • Long-haul comfortable front seats
  • Nimble handling
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Cramped rear seat
  • Noisy engine
  • Confusing touch-screen audio system
  • Small touch-screen display
  • Few driver assistance features

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5 L/91 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
MPG N/A 33 City / 41 Hwy 25 City / 37 Hwy



Body Style Hatchback Hatchback


Wheelbase(in) 99.6 103.8
Length, Overall (in) 160 167.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67 70.5
Height, Overall (in) 60 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2544 2901

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.7 93.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.9
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.1
Second Leg Room (in) 39.3 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 53.9
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 52.7 52.7


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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



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


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

Safety Features

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


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.5 L/91 1.8 L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 130 @ 6600 170 @ 4500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 114 @ 4600 200 @ 1600
Transmission CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.1 35.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 33 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 41 37
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 13.2


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link


Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans 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.