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2016 Volkswagen Golf R vs. 2017 Honda Accord Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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 Honda Accord. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Golf R and the Honda Accord in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Honda Accord you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Golf R, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Volkswagen Golf R is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Accord. 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 Honda Accord have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Golf R is much slimmer than the Honda Accord, 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 Honda Accord.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Golf R does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Accord.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Golf R has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Accord. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Golf R and the Honda Accord. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Volkswagen Golf R will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Accord.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Golf R comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Accord.

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2016 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $35,650

2017 Honda
Accord

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MSRP*: $24,025 - $34,375
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.32%
City MPG: 22 18 - 26
Highway MPG: 31 28 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
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*: $34,225 $21,988 - $31,428

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