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2014 Lexus CT 200h 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 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 GTI in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus CT 200h as you will with the Volkswagen GTI, 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). The Lexus CT 200h 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 Destination Charge for the Lexus CT 200h is much higher than that for the Volkswagen GTI.

Dimensions
The Lexus CT 200h is a little narrower than the Volkswagen GTI, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus CT 200h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen GTI.

Drivetrain
The Lexus CT 200h has much less torque than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 GTI, 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 GTI. 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 GTI.

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


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2014 Lexus
CT 200h

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MSRP*: $32,050

2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595
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City MPG: 43
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
25
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 $23,419 - $28,411

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