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2014 FIAT 500L vs. 2014 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The FIAT 500L offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Golf with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500L and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500L 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). The FIAT 500L is somewhat more expensive 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 500L and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The FIAT 500L is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. When looking at overall length, the FIAT 500L takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500L transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The FIAT 500L has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500L and the Volkswagen Golf. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500L will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Golf.

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


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2014 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $19,195 - $24,395

2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.84% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.38% --
City MPG: 24 - 25 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 33 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 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*: $19,050 - $23,503 $19,195 - $24,192

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