The Golf is one of Volkswagen's best-selling cars and the Golf is certainly one of the most popular small hatchbacks on the market. Volkswagen gave the 2016 Golf a huge improvement on technology features plus saw a new engine that provided more performance and fuel efficiency. Customers will find that the 2016 VW Golf is a fun-to-drive hatchback that debuts an interior that feels more expensive than most competitors. See our comparison of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Fiat 500X and see how the VW hot hatch zooms past the competition.
The 2016 Golf received a new engine that proved to be more dynamic and responsive. The new 1.8-liter turbocharged engine produces 170 horsepower which is more than the 2016 Fiat 500X's 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. The Golf sports many standard features that are either not available or standard on other comparable vehicle's base trims. The 2016 Golf receieved a new touchscreen interface which is quicker and more responsive and adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a standard rearview camera. The 2016 Fiat 500X offers a rearview camera only on higher trim levels and does not have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
|2016 Volkswagen Golf||VS||2016 Fiat 500X|
|1.8-Liter TSI Turbocharged Engine with 170 Horsepower||Engine||1.4-Liter MultiAir Turbocharged Engine with 160 Horsepower|
|52.7 Cubic Feet||Cargo Space||32.1 Cubic Feet|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay and Android Auto||Not Available|