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2016 Scion FR-S vs. 2016 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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Scion FR-S and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Golf you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Scion FR-S, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Scion FR-S and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Scion FR-S is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Golf, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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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2016 Scion
FR-S

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MSRP*: $25,305 - $29,510

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.85%
City MPG: 22 25
Highway MPG: 30 36 - 37
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,040 - $28,034 $17,755 - $26,328

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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