2018 Honda Civic SE vs VW Golf Comfortline [Update: went with GTI]
I'm trying to decide between the 2018 Civic SE and the VW Golf Comfortline. I've got a pretty strict budget (this would be a leased second car used primarily for short commuting), so these are the highest trim lines available. I've done test drives of both, but to be honest I didn't get much out of the experience (the weather wasn't great and they didn't last more than 10 minutes). Golf seemed a bit quicker than the Civic (which has the older 2.0l/158hp engine). Golf also had a few more options like the 8" screen, leatherette and sunroof, but none of the active safety features from the Civic.
Has anyone spent any meaningful time with both or have any thoughts on one or the other?