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2014 Lexus CT 200h vs. 2013 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 Lexus CT 200h, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus CT 200h and the Volkswagen Golf R in the front seats.

Convenience
The Lexus CT 200h will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Golf R, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus CT 200h 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 Destination Charge for the Lexus CT 200h is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf R.

Dimensions
The Lexus CT 200h is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Golf R, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus CT 200h, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Drivetrain
The Lexus CT 200h has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf R, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus CT 200h has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf R, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus CT 200h is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Golf R. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus CT 200h and the Volkswagen Golf R.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus CT 200h than that of the Volkswagen Golf R.


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2014 Lexus
CT 200h

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MSRP*: $32,050
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Golf R

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MSRP*: $34,195 - $34,795
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 43 19
Highway MPG: 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 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*: $30,417 $32,827 - $33,403

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