2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Chevy Sonic

Are you looking for a new hatchback vehicle? Then you have your work cut out for you! Hatchback cars have made a huge comeback in the last few years due to their versatility and superb fuel economy. Many auto brands have more than one hatchback model in their respective lineup in order to meet the varying preferences of different drivers. Volkswagen is one of these brands with several variations of its Golf model. For this comparison, we will use the classic version of the Golf and set it against one of its leading competitors: the 2017 Chevy Sonic.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf VS 2017 Chevy Sonic
1.8L turbo 4-cylinder Engine Options

ECOTEC 1.8L 4-cylinder

ECOTEC 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder
170 Horsepower 138
5 Seating Capacity 5
22.8 to 52.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 19.0 to 47.7 cubic feet

How Versatile is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf?

The classic 2017 Volkswagen Golf (along with all of its siblings in the VW Golf family) is extremely versatile thanks to its compact size classification. Now don’t let that “compact” label fool you! The 2017 Volkswagen Golf is built with a cavernous cabin that can legally seat up to five passengers. Each passenger will enjoy plenty of leg and elbow space for a comfortable ride, no matter if it is just for the daily commute or a cross-country road trip.

Speaking of road trips, you will be able to bring along lots of luggage (or bring home big souvenirs) with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf. The hatchback provides a cargo space that measures 22.8 (rear seats upright) to 52.7 (rear seats collapsed) cubic feet. And with a wide-opening liftback, loading and unloading will be easy and pain-free!

Besides the spacious cabin, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf offers a very smooth and efficient ride thanks to its 170 horsepower 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder engine. The estimated fuel economy of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. With the help of a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf may be able to cover up to 475.2 highway miles!

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, please contact us or visit our dealership!

Blue 2017 Volkswagen Golf
Front dash of 2017 Volkswagen Golf with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system
Cargo area of 2017 Volkswagen Golf with partially collapsed seats
Interior seating in 2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 Volkswagen Golf Monroeville, NJ
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