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2016 Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Dodge Challenger will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Dodge Challenger as you will with the Volkswagen Golf R, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf R.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger, 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 Dodge Challenger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Handling
The Dodge Challenger has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf R, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Challenger 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Challenger and the Volkswagen Golf R.

Warranty
The Dodge Challenger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf R.

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Compare the 2016 Dodge Challenger and the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R.

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2016 Dodge
Challenger

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MSRP*: $26,995 - $62,495

2016 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $35,650
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.67% --
City MPG: 13 - 19 22
Highway MPG: 21 - 30 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 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*: $26,666 - $60,376 $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.