Compare 2014 Toyota Prius C vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Toyota Prius C
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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5-Door HB Four
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius c 5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,746 $23,360
Prius c 5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,127 $19,080
Prius c 5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,261 $21,765
Prius c 5-Door HB Two 53 46 $18,829 $20,030
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4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV 24 32 $29,563 $30,795
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV 24 32 $25,147 $26,195
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Driver's Edition PZEV 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,746
$29,563
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,360
$30,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$389 / month
$513 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Toyota Prius C is the cheapest member of the Prius family, by roughly $5,000, but its gas mileage is the same 50 mpg as most other Priuses. The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price.
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Fuel Economy
City
53 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.4 92.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.3 54.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 70
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 165.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.1 15.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P225/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2500 3160
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4000 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
99 @ 4800 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
53 24
Transmission
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.46
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.09
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.08
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius c Volkswagen GTI
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6 (Est) 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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