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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. 2019 smart EQ fortwo Review

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2020 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

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New 2019 smart EQ fortwo

2019 smart
EQ fortwo

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MSRP*
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$28,595 to $36,495
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$23,900 to $26,740
Invoice* $27,452 to $35,034 $22,347 to $25,002
MPG - City 24 124
MPG - Hwy 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 80-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 5 2
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

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Golf GTI you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart EQ fortwo, due to its larger tank size and better 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 Volkswagen Golf GTI will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the smart EQ fortwo, 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 Destination Charge for the Volkswagen Golf GTI is much higher than that for the smart EQ fortwo.

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

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 smart EQ fortwo.

Handling
The Volkswagen Golf GTI has a significantly larger turning radius than the smart EQ fortwo, 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 smart EQ fortwo. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Volkswagen Golf GTI more than the smart EQ fortwo, due to its significantly greater seating capacity.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Golf GTI comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the smart EQ fortwo.