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2015 Toyota Prius vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Toyota Prius offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Golf with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf, the Toyota Prius may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

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 Toyota Prius 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. The Toyota Prius and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Prius is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Toyota Prius, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf.

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

Handling
The Toyota Prius has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Prius is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Golf. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Prius and the Volkswagen Golf.

Warranty
The Toyota Prius comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.

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2015 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 2.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.90% --
City MPG: 51
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
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Highway MPG: 48 --
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*: $22,748 - $27,930 $17,455 - $26,875

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