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2014 Scion tC 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 tC, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion tC, 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 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). The Scion tC 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 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
With similar torque, the Scion tC and the Volkswagen Golf do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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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2014 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210 - $21,440
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2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 31 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 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*: $18,249 - $20,368 $19,195 - $24,192

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