2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Honda Civic

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Honda Civic

Drivers love the unique blend of practicality, utility and drivability found in the average hatchback. Two of the most-recommended vehicles in the hatchback segment are the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 2018 Honda Civic. We’ve compiled a list of differences between the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs the 2018 Honda Civic.

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI’s standard trim offers more power than the 2018 Honda Civic’s. All 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI models are front-wheel drive and are powered by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with an output of 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the standard engine found in 2018 Honda Civic hatchback models is a turbocharged, 1.5-liter engine which produces 174 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI


2018 Honda Civic

220 Standard Horsepower 174
258 ft-lbs. Standard Torque 167 ft-lbs.
8 Speakers Standard Audio System 4 Speakers
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Optional

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Features & Technology

The standard audio system found in the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes equipped with eight speakers. This is double the amount of speakers found in the 2018 Civic’s sound system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support is standard for all 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI trims, but only available in higher trim levels of the 2018 Honda Civic.

18-inch alloy wheels, LED foglights, high-performance tires, a rearview camera, heated mirrors, 60/40-split folding rear seats, heated front seats, Bluetooth support, rain-sensing wipers and ambient interior lighting are all standard 2018 Golf GTI features.

Standard 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI safety features include: Traction control, tire pressure monitoring, dusk sensing headlamps, turn signal mirrors, daytime running lights, a post-collision safety system, an engine immobilizer, a remote anti-theft alarm system, rear door child safety locks, emergency braking assistance, stability control and child seat anchors.