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2014 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen GTI than the Volkswagen Beetle, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen GTI, the Volkswagen Beetle may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Beetle as you will with the Volkswagen GTI, 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 Volkswagen Beetle will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen GTI. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Beetle is about the same width as the Volkswagen GTI. When looking at overall length, the Volkswagen Beetle takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen GTI.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Volkswagen Beetle doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen GTI.

Handling
The Volkswagen Beetle has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen GTI, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen GTI.

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

Warranty
The Volkswagen Beetle comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen GTI.

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2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $29,995

2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595
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City MPG: 22 - 29 25
Highway MPG: 31 - 41 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-5 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*: $19,195 - $28,795 $23,419 - $28,411

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