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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Golf R will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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). The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf R, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf R.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf R. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf R.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf R, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf R, making the Volkswagen Golf R the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf R, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than that of the Volkswagen Golf R.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,200 - $62,750
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2013 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $34,195 - $34,795
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 22 19
Highway MPG: 19 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $35,526 - $58,358 $32,827 - $33,403

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