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2016 BMW 435 vs. 2016 Volkswagen Golf R Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf R than the BMW 435, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 435 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 435 as you will with the Volkswagen Golf R, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 435 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf R, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW 435 is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf R.

Dimensions
The BMW 435 is a little wider than the Volkswagen Golf R, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the BMW 435, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf R.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 435 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Handling
The BMW 435 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf R, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 435 and the Volkswagen Golf R.

Utility
The BMW 435 has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf R, making the Volkswagen Golf R the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 435 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf R, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 435 than that of the Volkswagen Golf R.

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2016 BMW
435

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MSRP*: $48,150 - $50,150

2016 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $35,650
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.99% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.31% --
City MPG: 20 22
Highway MPG: 30 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $44,800 - $46,640 $34,225

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.