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2014 Scion FR-S vs. 2014 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Volkswagen GTI requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Scion FR-S, 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). Whether you pick the Scion FR-S or the Volkswagen GTI, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 GTI.

Dimensions
The Scion FR-S is about the same width as the Volkswagen GTI. When looking at overall length, the Scion FR-S takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen GTI.

Drivetrain
The Scion FR-S has much less torque than the Volkswagen GTI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Scion FR-S and the Volkswagen GTI.

Utility
The Scion FR-S has less seating than the Volkswagen GTI, making the Volkswagen GTI the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Scion FR-S has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 GTI.


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2014 Scion
FR-S

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MSRP*: $24,700 - $27,400
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2014 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $25,095 - $29,695
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $250
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 21
Highway MPG: 30 --
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
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 $24,091 - $28,507

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