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2015 Ford Mustang vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI.

Convenience
The Volkswagen GTI requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Mustang, 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 Ford Mustang is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen GTI. 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 and the Volkswagen GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang is much wider than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 GTI.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen GTI.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Mustang has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen GTI. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Ford Mustang has less seating than the Volkswagen GTI, making the Volkswagen GTI the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Mustang has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 GTI.

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2015 Ford
Mustang

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MSRP*: $23,600 - $46,170

2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 - 22 25
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
Invoice*: $22,243 - $42,592 $23,419 - $28,411

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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