Compare 2015 Toyota Prius C vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf

2015 Toyota Prius C
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5-Door HB Four
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius c 5-Door HB Four 53 46 $22,785 $24,475
Prius c 5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,563 $19,540
Prius c 5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,261 $21,765
Prius c 5-Door HB Two 53 46 $19,119 $20,340
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2-Door HB Automatic TSI S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $19,579 $20,395
Golf 2-Door HB Manual Launch Edition 25 37 $17,455 $17,995
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TSI S 25 37 $18,523 $19,295
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $20,155 $20,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI S w/Sunroof 25 36 $21,499 $22,395
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI SE 25 36 $23,899 $24,895
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI SEL 25 36 $26,299 $27,395
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI S 31 43 $22,507 $23,445
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI SE 31 43 $25,915 $26,995
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI SEL 31 43 $28,315 $29,495
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI S 30 45 $21,451 $22,345
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI SE 30 45 $24,859 $25,895
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI SEL 30 45 $27,259 $28,395
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TSI S w/Sunroof 25 37 $20,443 $21,295
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $24,850 $25,885
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,286 $27,380
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $27,730 $28,885
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,166 $30,380
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $23,793 $24,785
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,229 $26,280
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $26,673 $27,785
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,109 $29,280
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 25 33 $29,899 $31,145
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $31,334 $32,640
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $25,426 $26,485
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,862 $27,980
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $28,306 $29,485
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,742 $30,980
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 25 34 $28,843 $30,045
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $30,277 $31,540
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $24,370 $25,385
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,806 $26,880
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $27,250 $28,385
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,686 $29,880
Golf R 4-Door HB 23 30 $35,131 $36,595
Golf R 4-Door HB w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $37,527 $39,090
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI S 25 35 $21,595 $22,495
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI SE 25 35 $25,915 $26,995
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI SEL 25 35 $28,171 $29,345
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI S 31 42 $24,667 $25,695
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI SE 31 42 $27,931 $29,095
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI SEL 31 42 $30,187 $31,445
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI S 31 43 $23,611 $24,595
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI SE 31 43 $26,875 $27,995
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI SEL 31 43 $29,131 $30,345
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TSI S 25 36 $20,539 $21,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,785
$19,579
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,475
$20,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$408 / month
$340 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Toyota Prius C is the least expensive member of the Prius family, but it still manages mega gas mileage and its small size makes it great for crowded cities. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI trade flashy looks for great interior and cargo space, especially in the SportWagen model—but they don't give up anything for driving fun.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
53 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.4 93.5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.3 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 61
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 167.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 70.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.1 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.5 13.2
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 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2500 2961
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4000 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
99 @ 4800 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
53 25
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 Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius c Volkswagen Golf
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
3.5 6.0 (Est)
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
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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