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2021 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf Review

New 2021 Hyundai Veloster

2021 Hyundai
Veloster

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*
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$18,900 to $28,450
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$23,195
Invoice* $18,271 to $27,070 $22,267
MPG - City 25 - 28 28
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Hyundai Veloster, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Veloster and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Veloster as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Hyundai Veloster or the Volkswagen Golf, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Veloster will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Veloster is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Veloster takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Veloster has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Hyundai Veloster has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Veloster and the Volkswagen Golf.

Utility
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf, making the Volkswagen Golf the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Hyundai Veloster will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Golf.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Veloster than that of the Volkswagen Golf.