Compare 2018 Subaru BRZ vs 2018 Toyota 86 vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf

2018 Subaru BRZ
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2018 Toyota 86
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2018 Volkswagen Golf
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Limited Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
BRZ Limited Automatic 24 33 $27,900 $29,545
BRZ Limited Manual 21 29 $26,995 $28,445
BRZ Premium Manual 21 29 $24,421 $25,595
BRZ tS Manual 20 27 $31,690 $33,495
Select style
Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
86 Automatic 24 32 $25,818 $27,175
86 GT Automatic 24 32 $27,841 $29,305
86 GT Automatic w/Black Accents 24 32 $27,841 $29,305
86 GT Manual 21 28 $27,157 $28,585
86 GT Manual w/Black Accents 21 28 $27,157 $28,585
86 Manual 21 28 $25,133 $26,455
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1.8T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.8T S Automatic 24 33 $21,129 $22,010
Golf 1.8T S Manual 25 34 $20,073 $20,910
Golf 1.8T SE Automatic 24 33 $23,765 $24,755
Golf 1.8T SE Manual 25 34 $22,709 $23,655
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $25,973 $27,055
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $29,630 $30,865
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 21 30 $28,574 $29,765
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $34,234 $35,660
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 24 32 $34,723 $36,170
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 25 33 $33,667 $35,070
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 24 32 $26,414 $27,515
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 25 33 $25,357 $26,415
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 24 32 $30,308 $31,570
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 25 33 $29,252 $30,470
Golf R 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 22 29 $39,250 $40,885
Golf R 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 21 29 $38,193 $39,785
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 24 33 $21,874 $22,785
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 29 $24,033 $25,035
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 25 34 $20,818 $21,685
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 31 $22,977 $23,935
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SE Automatic 24 33 $26,227 $27,320
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SEL Automatic 24 33 $29,035 $30,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,900
$25,818
$21,129
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,545
$27,175
$22,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$492 / month
$453 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.3
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Subaru BRZ is a lightweight prizefighter that punches out of its class in handling, but not power. The 2018 Toyota 86 is a thrilling entry sports car at an affordable price. We wholeheartedly appreciate its enthusiasm. There's a VW Golf for everyone, and they're even better for 2018 thanks to a big tech upgrade inside.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Minicompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
45.3 45.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.5 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
35 35 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.5 76.5 93.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 51.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.9 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 4 5
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 29.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.8 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 4.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
166.7 166.7 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
50.6 50.6 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 101.2 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.9 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.9 6.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 17.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 11.4 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.6 11.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/45WR17 P215/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45WR17 P215/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2840 2815 3023
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 390 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130 140
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded H-4 Premium Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 6400 151 @ 6400 199 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 7000 200 @ 7000 170 @ 4500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 32 33
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.58 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.54 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.10 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.40 1.56
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.71 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.17 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.06 2.51
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Subaru BRZ Toyota 86 Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.5 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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