2020 Volkswagen Golf vs 2020 Honda Fit

2020 Volkswagen Golf vs 2020 Honda Fit comparison image

An odd trend in recent years has been a resurgence of interest in hatchback cars. The form factor once thought ugly has come into its own riding on the coattails of compact and subcompact crossover SUVs. Although hatchbacks are certainly more similar to sedans than SUVs, college students and other young drivers are keeping the hatchback format alive.

There is no hatchback more well known than the Volkswagen Golf, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t face competition. The Honda Fit is the Japanese automaker’s smallest hatchback, making it a fit comparison for the compact Golf. The Fit looks hipper, but the quirky nature of the Golf continues to be celebrated year after year. The chart below shows how the 2020 models of each compare in terms of features and specifications.

2020 Volkswagen Golf


2020 Honda Fit

1.4L 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine 1.5L 4-Cylinder
6-Speed Manual, 8-Speed Automatic Transmission Options 6-Speed Manual, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
147 Horsepower 150
Standard Keyless Ignition Available

Model Comparison Analysis

In a direct comparison of engine power, the Volkswagen Golf will surpass the Honda Fit. The difference in horsepower is one thing, but the difference in torque is much greater, once again putting the Golf in the more powerful position. For young drivers that do not know how to drive a manual transmission, the Golf has a traditional automatic as the alternative, which most will prefer over the CVT. Interior and safety technology varies a lot, lending a lot of gadgetry to the Honda Fit, while the Volkswagen Golf focuses on reliability and the driving experience.

Other Features Available for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf

  • Steering Wheel Mounted Transmission, Cruise, and Audio Controls
  • Rearview Camera
  • Leatherette Steering Wheel
  • Heated Mirrors
  • 4 One-Touch Power Windows
  • 6 Exterior Color Options
  • Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
  • And More!