2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan vs 2015 Volkswagen GTI

2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan

2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan

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2015 Volkswagen GTI

2015 Volkswagen GTI

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A sporty compact car is often perfect for drivers who want to have fun on the road without sacrificing efficiency. The 2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan and the 2015 Volkswagen GTI are both impressive choices in this segment, and both offer plenty of performance and plenty of practicality. There’s a lot to persuade local Schaumburg and Elgin, IL drivers to drive home in either one, but which is the better choice? Let’s take a look!

Price

The 2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan starts at only $23,090 MSRP while the 2015 Volkswagen GTI starts at $24,995 MSRP. That’s almost a $2,000 difference, and when you order the two cars comparably equipped, the gap widens even farther to almost $3,000. That’s more than a 10 percent difference!

Residual Value

The 2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan will maintain up to 62 percent of its value after 36 months and 46 percent of its value after 60 months according to ALG. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI will depreciate much more quickly: it will only have 54 percent of its value after 36 months and 40 percent of its value after 60 months according to ALG.

Safety

Both of these vehicles receive a perfect Top Safety Pick + rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, in government crash tests the 2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan gets a best possible 5-star overall rating, while the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI has yet to be rated. The 2014 GTI got a 4-star overall rating.

Features and Options

The 2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan gets a rearview camera standard, which should make reversing and parking easier and safer. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI is not available with that feature.

The Honda Civic Si is also equipped with features like a power moonroof, a remote trunk and tailgate release, automatic headlights, and more all standard. Those feature simply aren’t standard on the Volkswagen GTI.

Lastly, the Honda Civic Si gives you more front and rear leg room and more front shoulder room than the Volkswagen GTI.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

If you’re in search of a sporty small car that’s still plenty smart, then come test drive the 2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan here at 680 West Terra Cotta near Elgin and Schaumburg today. We’re a premier Honda dealership and we have the latest Honda models in stock, so come visit us soon!