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2016 Scion tC 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 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.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Scion tC 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). 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. The Scion tC and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

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

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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2016 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,385 - $23,190

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.85%
City MPG: 23 25
Highway MPG: 31 36 - 37
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $18,416 - $22,031 $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.