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2015 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2015 Scion tC 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 Scion tC. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen GTI and the Scion tC in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen GTI as you will with the Scion tC, 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 Scion tC, 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Scion tC.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen GTI is about the same width as the Scion tC. If you go with the Volkswagen GTI, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Scion tC.

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 Scion tC.

Handling
The Volkswagen GTI has a smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen GTI is somewhat more powerful than the Scion tC.

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

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

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2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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

2015 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.99% --
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City MPG: 25 23
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $23,419 - $28,411 $18,249

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