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2020 Buick Regal Sportback vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

New 2020 Buick Regal Sportback

2020 Buick
Regal Sportback

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2020 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

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MSRP*
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$25,370 to $39,070
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$28,595 to $36,495
Invoice* $25,345 to $37,663 $27,452 to $35,034
MPG - City 19 - 22 24
MPG - Hwy 27 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Buick Regal Sportback offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Golf GTI with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Buick Regal Sportback may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Buick Regal Sportback will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Buick Regal Sportback or the Volkswagen Golf GTI, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Buick Regal Sportback and the Volkswagen Golf GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Regal Sportback 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 Buick Regal Sportback, 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 Buick Regal Sportback and the Volkswagen Golf GTI do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Regal Sportback is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Buick Regal Sportback and the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The Buick Regal Sportback has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Regal Sportback is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.