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2014 Honda CR-Z vs. 2014 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-Z, drivers may find the Volkswagen Golf a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda CR-Z 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). Whether you pick the Honda CR-Z or the Volkswagen Golf, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda CR-Z and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-Z is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Honda CR-Z is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Golf, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Honda CR-Z has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda CR-Z has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda CR-Z is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Golf. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the Honda CR-Z seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen Golf. The Honda CR-Z has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Honda CR-Z comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.


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2014 Honda
CR-Z

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $21,840
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2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 31 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 38 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $19,048 - $20,798 $19,195 - $24,192

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