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2021 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

Picture of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette

2021 Chevrolet
Corvette

MSRP*: $59,900 to $71,850
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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* $55,947 to $67,108 $27,547 to $35,467
MPG - City 15 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.6 ft3 53.7 ft3
Engine V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 495 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 182.3 in 168.0 in
Exterior Width 76.1 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear info not available
Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.6 in
Head Room Front 37.9 in
Rear info not available
Front 38.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Chevrolet Corvette may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Corvette 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 Chevrolet Corvette 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 Chevrolet Corvette will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Corvette 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 Corvette, 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 Corvette 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 Corvette does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the Chevrolet Corvette seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The Chevrolet Corvette 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 Corvette is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.