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2015 Scion tC vs. 2015 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 tC, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Scion tC and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Scion tC will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 tC will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
The Scion tC is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. If you go with the Scion tC, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf.

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

Handling
The Scion tC has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Scion tC and the Volkswagen Golf. The Scion tC 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 tC comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.

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2015 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
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City MPG: 23 --
Highway MPG: 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $18,249 $17,455 - $26,875

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