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2016 FIAT 500L vs. 2016 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500L than the Volkswagen Golf. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf, the FIAT 500L may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Golf requires fewer visits to the gas station than the FIAT 500L, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Destination Charge for the FIAT 500L is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
The FIAT 500L is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Golf, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 similar torque, the FIAT 500L and the Volkswagen Golf do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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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2016 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $19,495 - $24,795

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.05% As low as 4.75%
City MPG: 22 - 25 25
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $19,387 - $24,099 $17,755 - $26,328

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.