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2020 Toyota 86 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf Review

New 2020 Toyota 86

2020 Toyota
86

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*
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$27,060 to $30,190
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$23,195
Invoice* $25,707 to $28,681 $22,267
MPG - City 21 28
MPG - Hwy 28 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 than the Toyota 86, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota 86 and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Golf you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Toyota 86, due to its tank size and 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 Toyota 86 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Toyota 86 and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Toyota 86 is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Toyota 86 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Toyota 86 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The Toyota 86 has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota 86 has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Golf. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Toyota 86 has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf, making the Volkswagen Golf the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Toyota 86 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota 86 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf.