Compare 2014 Toyota Prius C vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Toyota Prius C
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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5-Door HB One
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,127 $19,080
5-Door HB Two 53 46 $18,829 $20,030
5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,261 $21,765
5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,746 $23,360
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4-Door HB Automatic PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,127
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,080
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$318 / month
$333 / 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 23 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
37 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.4 92.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 165.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 101.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.1 15.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.3
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.4 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2500 3102
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5 15 X 6
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
99 @ 4800 170 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
53 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 30
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius c Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6 (Est) 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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