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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

Picture of the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Porsche
718 Cayman

MSRP*: $57,500 to $99,200
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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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MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 27 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 300-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 350-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 414-hp, 4.0-liter, Flat 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, M/T 7-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 414 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 172.4 - 175.5 in 168.0 in
Exterior Width 70.9 - 71.0 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Info not available Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.6 in
Head Room 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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Porsche 718 Cayman as you will with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Porsche 718 Cayman will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
The Porsche 718 Cayman is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf GTI. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Porsche 718 Cayman, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Handling
The Porsche 718 Cayman has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf GTI, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Porsche 718 Cayman 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 Porsche 718 Cayman 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 Porsche 718 Cayman 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 Porsche 718 Cayman than that of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.