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2016 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2016 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Golf.

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.

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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2016 Chevrolet
Spark

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MSRP*: $12,660 - $17,285

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.61% As low as 4.92%
City MPG: 30 - 31 25
Highway MPG: 41 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $12,280 - $16,594 $17,755 - $26,328

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.