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2021 BMW 430 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

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2021 BMW
430

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2021 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

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MSRP*
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$45,600 to $47,600
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$28,695 to $36,945
Invoice* $42,910 to $44,770 $27,547 to $35,467
MPG - City 24 - 26 23
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf GTI than the BMW 430, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 430 and the Volkswagen Golf GTI in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 430 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, due to its larger tank size and better 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 BMW 430 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, 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 BMW 430 and the Volkswagen Golf GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 430 is much wider than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 430, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 430 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Handling
The BMW 430 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 430 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Utility
The BMW 430 has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, making the Volkswagen Golf GTI the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 430 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 430 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf GTI.