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2020 Toyota Prius Prime vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf Review

New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*
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$27,900 to $33,800
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$23,195
Invoice* $26,785 to $32,447 $22,267
MPG - City N/A 28
MPG - Hwy N/A N/A
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Toyota Prius Prime, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

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 Prius Prime 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 Prius Prime will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Prius Prime is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Toyota Prius Prime, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf.

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

Handling
The Toyota Prius Prime has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Prius Prime is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Golf. 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 Prius Prime and the Volkswagen Golf.

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