newcars.com®

2016 Nissan Versa Note vs. 2016 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Versa Note than the Volkswagen Golf. The Nissan Versa Note will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Golf requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Nissan Versa Note, 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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Versa Note 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 Nissan Versa Note and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Versa Note 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Versa Note and the Volkswagen Golf. The Nissan Versa Note has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Nissan Versa Note comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.

Watch Video

Compare the 2016 Nissan Versa Note and the 2016 Volkswagen Golf.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2016 Nissan
Versa Note

More Details & Photos New 2016 Nissan Versa Note
MSRP*: $14,230 - $18,710

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

More Details & Photos New 2016 Volkswagen Golf
MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.53% As low as 4.75%
City MPG: 27 - 31 25
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Not Tested *****
Invoice*: $13,880 - $18,233 $17,755 - $26,328

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2016 Nissan Versa Note

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

Monthly Trend for:
2016 Volkswagen Golf

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.