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 Toyota Yaris2014 Toyota YarisBrowse Used Listings2014 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive2014 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings2014 Kia Rio2014 Kia RioBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
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The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
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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.
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The 2014 Toyota Yaris is built for city commuting, but on highways it reveals some major weak spots.
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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.
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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.
MSRP From     
$25,095$32,750$16,810$14,430$16,945$13,900
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy27 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 S3-Door Liftback Manual L (TMC/CBU Plant) (SE)4-Door Sedan Manual i SV4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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     
HatchbackSedanSedanLiftbackSedanSedan
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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