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2014 Hyundai Accent vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Hyundai Accent, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Accent will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

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). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Accent is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Hyundai Accent and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Hyundai Accent has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Accent 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 Hyundai Accent and the Volkswagen Golf. The Hyundai Accent has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Golf, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Accent than that of the Volkswagen Golf.

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2014 Hyundai
Accent

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MSRP*: $14,895 - $16,395

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
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City MPG: 27 --
Highway MPG: 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $14,487 - $15,919 $17,455 - $26,875

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