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2015 Nissan Versa Note vs. 2014 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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf, the Nissan Versa Note may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Versa Note as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, 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). 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. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Versa Note takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.

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.


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2015 Nissan
Versa Note

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MSRP*: $14,180 - $17,960

2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
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City MPG: 27 - 31 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $13,831 - $17,505 $19,195 - $24,192

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