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.
With the Chevrolet Volt you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Golf R, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Volt or the Volkswagen Golf R, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 and the Volkswagen Golf R have similar Destination Charges.
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.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Volt transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf R.
The Chevrolet Volt has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf R, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
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.
The Chevrolet Volt 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 Volt comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf R.
Compare the 2014 Chevrolet Volt and the 2013 Volkswagen Golf R.
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MSRP*: $34,195 - $34,795
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|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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