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2014 FIAT 500L vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The FIAT 500L offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat 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.

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 500L 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 500L and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

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

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
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500L is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf.

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

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.38% --
City MPG: 24 - 25 --
Highway MPG: 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $19,050 - $23,503 $17,455 - $26,875

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