2017 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2017 Hyundai Accent

2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 Hyundai Accent

2017 Hyundai Accent

Picking out a hatchback that will serve you well on all of your drives throughout Methuen and Andover can be a tough task, but comparing the 2017 Volkswagen Golf to the 2017 Hyundai Accent generates an obvious winner. The Golf outperforms the Accent, and it also has more space inside for your passengers and cargo, not to mention a lengthy list of standard features. See why the Golf excels before planning your trip to Commonwealth Volkswagen.


For zippy performance, you’d be best served by the 2017 Volkswagen Golf. This model runs on a turbocharged 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque to the front wheel with an optional six-speed automatic transmission. If you go with the standard five-speed manual transmission, torque lessens slightly to 184 lb-ft. Regardless, the Golf bests the 2017 Hyundai Accent, which produces a measly 137 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque from its 1.6L 4-cylinder powertrain. You’ll never be bored behind the wheel of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf.

Interior Dimensions

Chances are, if you’re shopping for a hatchback, you want a versatile car that can accommodate your passengers and all of your gear at the same time, and the 2017 Volkswagen Golf fits the bill. This model can hold up to 22.8 cubic feet when all the seats are occupied. When you need more room for cargo, fold the rear seats flat to produce a cavernous 52.7 cubic feet, which is more than enough to load up for a long road trip. Meanwhile, the 2017 Hyundai Accent has only 21.0 cubic feet behind the back seat, and folding the bench down opens up just 45.7 cubic feet. Plus, the rear seats don’t fold completely flat, either, meaning you may have difficulty getting everything you need inside. As such, go with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf—it’s always ready to handle your cargo and passenger needs.


From the start, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf comes better equipped than the 2017 Hyundai Accent. For one, the Accent has 14-inch steel wheels on the introductory hatchback trim, while the Golf rides on larger 15-inch alloy wheels. You’ll also get many more electronics on the base Golf trim, like Bluetooth connectivity, an eight-speaker stereo system, smartphone app integration via a 6.5-inch touchscreen, and much more. No matter what, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf simply has you covered, and the Hyundai Accent does not.

Select Your Ideal 2017 Volkswagen Golf at Commonwealth Volkswagen

Your trips around Lowell, Haverhill, and beyond will be made all the more enjoyable behind the wheel of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf. The team at Commonwealth Volkswagen is happy to help you select your ideal model and take it for a spin, and then get your started on the financing or leasing process. Give us a call before you visit if you have questions, and then come see us at 1 Commonwealth Drive in Lawrence, MA.