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2013 Volkswagen Golf R vs. 2014 Toyota Prius Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Volkswagen Golf R offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Prius with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Golf R and the Toyota Prius in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius 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 Toyota Prius. 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 Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Golf R is much wider than the Toyota Prius, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Toyota Prius.

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 Toyota Prius.

Handling
The Volkswagen Golf R has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius, making it slightly more difficult to 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 Toyota Prius. 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 Toyota Prius.

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

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2013 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $34,195 - $34,795
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2014 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 19 51
Highway MPG: 27 --
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*: $32,827 - $33,403 $22,748 - $27,930

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