|2016 Honda Fit||2016 Volkswagen Golf|
|7.1 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||9.4 l/100km|
|5.7 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||6.5 l/100km|
|130 HP||Horsepower||170 HP|
|2,544 lbs.||Curb Weight||2,961 lbs.|
2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Volkswagen Golf
With all of the changes and huge updates that have been happening lately, the Honda Fit has seemingly slipped through the cracks, but we wanted to remind you just how great a choice it is in the subcompact hatchback segment by pitting it against one of its biggest competitors. There are tons of small hatchbacks on the market, including plenty in the subcompact segment, but we wanted to see how it measured up to one of the most iconic hatchbacks on the market, one that has been around for decades, as we compare the 2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Volkswagen Golf.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda Fit
Glancing at the table above, you can see that it is a bit of a back and forth battle between the two small hatchback models, but the Honda Fit is definitely superior in terms of fuel efficiency. Starting from the top of the chart, we first looked at how efficient the vehicles are through city streets, and the Honda Fit absolutely dominated. Utilizing 2.3 litres less fuel every 100 kilometres. That alone will save you quite a bit of money at the gas station each time you stop, but add to that the 0.8 l/100km advantage on the highway and you’ll be saving no matter what kind of routes you take.
Of course the offset to this fairly substantial advantage is a disadvantage in power, as the VW Golf offers an extra 40 horsepower more than the Honda Fit. The only reprieve in this aspect is that the Fit weighs 417 lbs. less than Golf, which reduces the power advantage a bit as less weight means less power needed.
If you think the immense efficiency advantage is enough to pique your interest in the 2016 Honda Fit, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website. We can get you in behind the wheel so that you can experience one for yourself.