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2014 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2014 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Chevrolet Spark, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf, the Chevrolet Spark may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Golf you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Spark, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Spark is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Golf. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Spark and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Spark is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Spark, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Spark has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Spark has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Spark is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Golf. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

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


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2014 Chevrolet
Spark

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MSRP*: $12,170 - $16,385

2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 30 - 31 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 39 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Invoice*: $11,805 - $15,730 $19,195 - $24,192

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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