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 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive2014 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings2014 Kia Rio2014 Kia RioBrowse Used Listings2014 Toyota Yaris2014 Toyota YarisBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
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.
8.4
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.
7.4
The 2014 Kia Rio holds its own in a tough class of smart, efficient subcompacts -- and pulls ahead of the pack if value and style are top priorities.
6.8
The 2014 Toyota Yaris is built for city commuting, but on highways it reveals some major weak spots.
MSRP From     
$25,095$32,750$16,810$16,945$13,900$14,430
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 37 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 CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa4-Door Sedan S4-Door Sedan Manual i SV4-Door Sedan Manual LX3-Door Liftback Manual L (TMC/CBU Plant) (SE)
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     
HatchbackSedanSedanSedanSedanLiftback
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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