2020 BMW 430 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2020 BMW 430 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

New 2020 BMW 430

2020 BMW
430

See Details & Photos
New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2020 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$44,950 to $46,950
Get Your Price
$28,595 to $36,495
Invoice* $42,305 to $44,165 $27,452 to $35,034
MPG - City 21 - 23 24
MPG - Hwy 31 - 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. The BMW 430 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Dimensions
The BMW 430 is a little wider than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 similar torque, the BMW 430 and the Volkswagen Golf GTI do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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.