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2020 Nissan 370Z vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

New 2020 Nissan 370Z

2020 Nissan
370Z

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2020 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

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MSRP*
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$30,090 to $45,790
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$28,595 to $36,495
Invoice* $28,727 to $43,689 $27,452 to $35,034
MPG - City 17 - 19 24
MPG - Hwy 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 2 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
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Nissan 370Z may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Nissan 370Z 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 Nissan 370Z 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 Nissan 370Z and the Volkswagen Golf GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan 370Z is much wider than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Nissan 370Z takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan 370Z transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Handling
The Nissan 370Z has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan 370Z 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.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the Nissan 370Z seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The Nissan 370Z 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 Nissan 370Z is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.