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2015 Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru BRZ 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). The Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.

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

Handling
The Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Golf. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Subaru BRZ has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf, making the Volkswagen Golf the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Subaru BRZ has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Subaru BRZ comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.

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2015 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*: $25,695 - $29,490

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 --
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $24,514 - $27,968 $17,455 - $26,875

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