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2021 Jaguar F-TYPE vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

Picture of the 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE

2021 Jaguar
F-TYPE

MSRP*: $61,600 to $103,200
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2021 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

MSRP*: $28,695 to $37,745
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Invoice* $57,904 to $97,008 $27,547 to $35,467
MPG - City 16 - 23 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 296-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 380-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 575-hp, 5.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 296 - 575 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 168.0 in
Exterior Width 74.2 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 36.8 in
Rear info not available
Front 38.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
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
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Jaguar F-TYPE and the Volkswagen Golf GTI in the front seats.

Convenience
The Jaguar F-TYPE 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 Jaguar F-TYPE will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Jaguar F-TYPE is much wider than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Jaguar F-TYPE, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Handling
The Jaguar F-TYPE 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 Jaguar F-TYPE 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
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Jaguar F-TYPE transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the Jaguar F-TYPE seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Jaguar F-TYPE than that of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.