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2016 Toyota Prius c 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 Toyota Prius c, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Prius c and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Golf requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Toyota Prius c, making it more convenient to drive.

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 c 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 c will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Prius c 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 c, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Golf.

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

Handling
The Toyota Prius c has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Prius c 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 c and the Volkswagen Golf. The Toyota Prius c has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2016 Toyota
Prius c

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MSRP*: $19,560 - $24,495

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 4.85%
City MPG: 53 25
Highway MPG: 46 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
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $18,582 - $22,802 $17,755 - $26,328

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.