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2014 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2013 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 Chevrolet Camaro, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Camaro and the Volkswagen Golf R in the front seats.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Camaro will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Golf R, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Chevrolet Camaro is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf R. 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 Chevrolet Camaro is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf R.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Camaro is much wider than the Volkswagen Golf R, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Camaro, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf R.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Camaro does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf R.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Camaro has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Golf R. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
The Chevrolet Camaro comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf R.

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2014 Chevrolet
Camaro

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MSRP*: $23,555 - $72,705
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2013 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $34,195 - $34,795
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 14 - 19 19
Highway MPG: 19 - 30 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $22,613 - $69,797 $32,827 - $33,403

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