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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. 2019 FIAT 500L Review

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2020 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

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New 2019 FIAT 500L

2019 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*
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$28,595 to $36,495
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$22,160 to $24,570
Invoice* $27,452 to $35,034 $21,705 to $23,958
MPG - City 24 22
MPG - Hwy 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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 FIAT 500L than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, drivers may find the FIAT 500L a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Golf GTI as you will with the FIAT 500L, 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 Volkswagen Golf GTI will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the FIAT 500L, 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 Volkswagen Golf GTI carries a much lower Destination Charge than the FIAT 500L.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is about the same width as the FIAT 500L. When looking at overall length, the Volkswagen Golf GTI takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the FIAT 500L.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Golf GTI does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the FIAT 500L.

Handling
The Volkswagen Golf GTI has a significantly larger turning radius than the FIAT 500L, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Golf GTI has a much more powerful engine than the FIAT 500L. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the FIAT 500L. The Volkswagen Golf GTI has significantly less cargo room than the FIAT 500L, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Golf GTI comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the FIAT 500L.