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2015 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2014 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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen GTI, drivers may find the Volkswagen Golf 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 Volkswagen Golf, 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 Volkswagen Golf, 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 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
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 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 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf.

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. The Volkswagen GTI has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than 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

2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.99% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 34 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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
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 $19,195 - $24,192

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