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2014 FIAT 500 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 FIAT 500, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Golf will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500 as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the FIAT 500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 FIAT 500 and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500 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 FIAT 500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
The FIAT 500 has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The FIAT 500 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 FIAT 500 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 FIAT 500 has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf, making the Volkswagen Golf the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The FIAT 500 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500 than that of the Volkswagen Golf.


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2014 FIAT
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MSRP*: $16,195 - $22,195
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2014 Volkswagen
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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.24% --
City MPG: 28 - 31 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $15,801 - $21,381 $19,195 - $24,192

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