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2017 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Mustang will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Ford Mustang will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf R.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Handling
The Ford Mustang has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf R, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Mustang is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf R.

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

Warranty
The Ford Mustang comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf R.

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Compare the 2017 Ford Mustang and the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R.

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2017 Ford
Mustang

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MSRP*: $24,915 - $36,920

2016 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $35,650
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City MPG: 15 - 22 22
Highway MPG: 25 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,042 - $34,890 $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.