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2014 Scion FR-S vs. 2014 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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.

Convenience
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.

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 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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Scion FR-S doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The Scion FR-S has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion FR-S is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The Scion FR-S comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.


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2014 Scion
FR-S

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MSRP*: $24,700 - $27,400

2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.78% --
City MPG: 22 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 30 30 - 42
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $23,465 - $26,030 $19,195 - $24,192

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