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2017 Chevrolet Volt 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 Chevrolet Volt, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Volt and the Volkswagen Golf R in the front seats.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Volt will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Chevrolet Volt will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Volt is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf R. If you go with the Chevrolet Volt, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf R.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Volt has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf R, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Volt and the Volkswagen Golf R.

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

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2017 Chevrolet
Volt

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MSRP*: $33,220 - $37,570

2016 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $35,650
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City MPG: -- 22
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Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $31,891 - $36,067 $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.