2014 Volkswagen GTI vs. Its Competition

2014 Volkswagen GTI 4-door HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV Angular Front Exterior View2014 Volkswagen GTIBrowse Used Listings2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo  -  Driven, December 20132014 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings2014 Ford Focus2014 Ford FocusBrowse Used Listings2014 Hyundai Accent2014 Hyundai AccentBrowse Used Listings2014 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive2014 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 20132014 Kia SoulBrowse Used Listings
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8.4
The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
8.8
Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox.
7.2
The 2014 Hyundai Accent isn't exciting to drive, but it's one of the most comfortable, well-equipped cars its size--and still a great value.
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The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists.
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The 2014 Kia Soul doesn’t stray from its iconic profile, but it dons more sophistication inside and underneath—with fewer compromises and all in the name of city-friendly, tall-wagon goodness.
MSRP From     
$25,095$32,750$16,810$14,645$16,945$14,900
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsSmall Station Wagon
Style Name     
4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa4-Door Sedan S4-Door Sedan Manual GLS4-Door Sedan Manual i SV5-Door Wagon Manual Base
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackSedanSedanSedanSedanHatchback
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD