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2015 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Golf you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen GTI, 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 GTI is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf. 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 Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen GTI is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. When looking at overall length, the Volkswagen GTI takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen GTI transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The Volkswagen GTI has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Volkswagen Golf. 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 Volkswagen Golf. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Volkswagen GTI as you will in the Volkswagen Golf.

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

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2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 25 - 30
Highway MPG: 34 36 - 45
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $23,419 - $28,411 $17,455 - $26,875

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