2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Honda Civic Si

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Honda Civic Si

Comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs the 2018 Honda Civic Si means comparing two of the most popular midlevel-performance options in the hatchback and sedan segments. However, there are differences in performance and cabin space that are worth taking into account when deciding between the two.

The 2018 Golf GTI provides more than enough space for passengers and storage. Featuring an interior volume of 110.9 cubic feet and a maximum cargo capacity of 53.7 cubic feet, there’s more than enough room in the 2018 GTI to make travels comfortable, even when packing along plenty of cargo. In comparison, the 2018 Honda Civic Si has an interior volume of 100.5 cubic feet and only offers a maximum cargo capacity of 46.2 cubic feet.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI


2018 Honda Civic Si

220 Horsepower 205
258 ft-lbs. Torque 192 ft-lbs.
53.7 cu.ft. Maximum Cargo Capacity 46.2 cu.ft.
110.9 cu.ft. Interior Volume 100.5 cu.ft.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Horsepower & Torque

In addition to its roomier interior, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI edges out the 2018 Honda Civic Si in terms of power. All 2018 Golf GTI models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an impressive output of 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Civic Si’s turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine is less powerful, generating 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. As a result, drivers who value a sportier ride will prefer the 2018 Golf GTI.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI safety features include: Cornering lights, rear door child safety locks, daytime running lights, an engine immobilizer, stability control, a blind spot and lane departure warning accident avoidance system, LED headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps, adaptive headlights, a remote anti-theft alarm system, a pre-collision safety system, tire pressure monitoring, traction control, a post-collision safety system, emergency braking assistance and child seat anchors.