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2015 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2014 Honda Insight 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 GTI than the Honda Insight. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen GTI, drivers may find the Honda Insight a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen GTI as you will with the Honda Insight, 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). The Volkswagen GTI will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Honda Insight, 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 GTI and the Honda Insight have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen GTI is much wider than the Honda Insight, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Volkswagen GTI is slightly shorter than the Honda Insight, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen GTI has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Insight. 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 GTI and the Honda Insight. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Volkswagen GTI will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Insight.

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


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2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595

2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.99% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.84%
City MPG: 25 41
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $23,419 - $28,411 $17,843 - $21,130

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