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2021 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Camaro

MSRP*: $25,000 to $63,000
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2021 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

MSRP*: $28,695 to $36,945
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Invoice* $24,100 to $60,732 $27,547 to $35,467
MPG - City 14 - 19 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 20 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 9.1 ft3 53.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 275 - 650 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 - 190.2 in 168.0 in
Exterior Width 74.7 - 75.0 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 29.9 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.6 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 38.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Chevrolet Camaro, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Camaro will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Camaro 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). The Chevrolet Camaro is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Camaro is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Camaro 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 Chevrolet Camaro, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Camaro has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Camaro does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Utility
The Chevrolet Camaro has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, making the Volkswagen Golf GTI the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Chevrolet Camaro 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 basic warranty of the Chevrolet Camaro is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.