Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf R than the Ford Mustang. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Golf R and the Ford Mustang in the front seats.
The Ford Mustang requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Volkswagen Golf R, making it more convenient to drive.
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 Volkswagen Golf R will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Ford Mustang, 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 Volkswagen Golf R and the Ford Mustang have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Volkswagen Golf R is much slimmer than the Ford Mustang, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Volkswagen Golf R, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Mustang.
With its lower torque, the Volkswagen Golf R doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Mustang.
The Volkswagen Golf R has a larger turning radius than the Ford Mustang, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The Volkswagen Golf R has less horsepower than the Ford Mustang, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
The Volkswagen Golf R offers greater seating capacity than the Ford Mustang, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Volkswagen Golf R will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Ford Mustang.
The Volkswagen Golf R comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Mustang.
Compare the 2013 Volkswagen Golf R and the 2014 Ford Mustang.
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MSRP*: $34,195 - $34,795
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $4,750|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 5.63%|
|City MPG:||19||15 - 19|
|Highway MPG:||27||26 - 29|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$32,827 - $33,403||$21,215 - $32,573|
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