• Cart

2004 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2002 Honda Z

To start off, 2004 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Honda Z. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Honda Z would be higher. At 1,896 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Volkswagen Golf (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 97 more horse power than 2002 Honda Z. (51 HP @ 7000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Volkswagen Golf should accelerate faster than 2002 Honda Z. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 280 kg more than 2002 Honda Z. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Honda Z is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2004 Volkswagen Golf. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Honda Z will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2004 Volkswagen Golf (201 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 141 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Honda Z. (60 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2004 Volkswagen Golf will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Honda Z. 2002 Honda Z has automatic transmission and 2004 Volkswagen Golf has manual transmission. 2004 Volkswagen Golf will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Honda Z will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Volkswagen Golf 2002 Honda Z
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model Golf Z
Year Released 2004 2002
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1896 cc 656 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 51 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 201 Nm 60 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 66 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 64 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1240 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 4210 mm 3410 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2370 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 35 L


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]