Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Scion FR-S, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion FR-S, drivers may find the Volkswagen Golf a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Scion FR-S as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Scion FR-S is somewhat more expensive than 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. In this case, the Scion FR-S will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Golf.
The Scion FR-S is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. When looking at overall length, the Scion FR-S takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.
With its lower torque, the Scion FR-S doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Golf.
The Scion FR-S has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion FR-S is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf.
The Scion FR-S has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf, making the Volkswagen Golf the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Scion FR-S has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Scion FR-S comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.
Compare the 2014 Scion FR-S and the 2014 Volkswagen Golf.
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MSRP*: $24,700 - $27,400
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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $750|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||As low as 0.90%|
|City MPG:||22||23 - 30|
|Highway MPG:||30||30 - 42|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Safety Rating: Front
|Safety Rating: Side
|Safety Rating: Rear
|Invoice*:||$23,465 - $26,030||$19,195 - $24,192|
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