Hatchback cars are a favorite choice for drivers who are looking for something sporty and versatile, yet extremely efficient. One of the best-selling hatchback models on the market is none other than the Volkswagen Golf, which has been around for more than 40 years. However, there are a few competitors on the market, including the Chevy Spark. Let us offer a comparison between the 2017 editions of these two models so that you know which one is right for you.
|2017 Volkswagen Golf||vs||2017 Chevy Spark|
1.8L turbo 4-cylinder
|Engine Options||1.4L ECOTEC DOHC 4-cylinder|
|25 mpg city, 36 mpg highway||Fuel Economy||31 mpg city, 39 mpg highway|
|22.8 / 52.7 cubic feet||Cargo Space||11.1 / 27.2 cubic feet|
|5||Passenger Capacity||16.5 / 46.8 / 83.9 cubic feet|
The main difference between the two hatchback models is the sizing. The 2017 Chevy Spark is classified as a subcompact hatchback. This model is able to accommodate up to four passengers and offers a 11.1 / 27.2-cubic foot cargo volume.
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf, on the other hand, is a compact hatchback and offers a more spacious cabin. Five passengers can fit inside and they will have more legroom to stretch out. Everyone will also be able to bring along more gear or luggage thanks to the 22.8 / 52.7-cubic foot cargo space.
Although it is bigger, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is still incredibly efficient due to the 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder engine. This powerful heart (170 horsepower / 184 lb.-ft. torque output) is able to attain an estimated 25 mpg-city / 36 mpg-highway fuel economy. The compact hatchback is also outfitted with a 13.2-gallon fuel tank and may cover as much as 475 highway miles.
If you have any questions about our 2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Chevy Spark comparison, please contact our dealership.