2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Chevy Sonic

Compact hatchbacks are definitely the “it” car of the moment. They are extremely fun to look at thanks to their sporty styling and fun color choices. They are also incredibly user-friendly because of their efficient engines and ample amount of cargo space. When you shop for a compact hatchback, you have several models to choose from, so finding the perfect one can prove difficult. Let us help you narrow down your choice by offering a comparison of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf and the 2017 Chevy Sonic.

When parked next to each other, you will discover that the 2017 Volkswagen Golf and the 2017 Chevy Sonic are very similar in size. However, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf offers a little more cargo space so you can fit more merchandise and gear!

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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
184 Torque (lb.-ft.)

125 (1.8L engine)

148 (1.4L engine)
22.8 to 52.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 19.0 to 47.7 cubic feet

2017 Volkswagen Golf Engine Specs

Although the 2017 Volkswagen Golf has only one engine option compared to the 2017 Chevy Sonic model’s two, it is much more powerful. With the help of Volkswagen's German top-notch engineering standards, the 1.8L turbocharged engine is able to deliver 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque.

Even with that substantial amount of power, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is incredibly efficient so that you can go farther with fewer fill-ups. The estimated fuel economy of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. It also has an estimated 475.2-highway mile driving range thanks to its 13.2-gallon fuel tank.

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Tail light and badging of 2017 Volkswagen Golf
Rear view camera in 2017 Volkswagen Golf
Interior seating in 2017 Volkswagen Golf
2017 Volkswagen Golf cargo area with partially collapsed seats

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