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2020 Subaru BRZ vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

New 2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Subaru
BRZ

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2020 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

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MSRP*
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$28,845 to $31,495
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$28,595 to $36,495
Invoice* $27,367 to $29,831 $27,452 to $35,034
MPG - City 20 - 21 24
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf GTI than the Subaru BRZ, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru BRZ and the Volkswagen Golf GTI in the front seats.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Golf GTI requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Subaru BRZ, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru BRZ will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Subaru BRZ and the Volkswagen Golf GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru BRZ is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru BRZ takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Drivetrain
The Subaru BRZ has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
The Subaru BRZ has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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