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2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2021 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$37,100 to $43,400
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $33,391 to $39,060 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 43 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 43 - 44 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 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
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Arteon with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Avalon Hybrid and the Volkswagen Arteon in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Avalon Hybrid as you will with the Volkswagen Arteon, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Avalon Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Arteon. 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 Avalon Hybrid carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Arteon, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Drivetrain
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid has much less torque than the Volkswagen Arteon, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Avalon Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Arteon. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Avalon Hybrid and the Volkswagen Arteon. The Toyota Avalon Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Avalon Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Arteon.