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2020 Toyota 86 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

Picture of the 2020 Toyota 86

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2021 Volkswagen
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$27,060 to $30,190
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$28,695 to $36,945
Invoice* $25,707 to $28,681 $27,547 to $35,467
MPG - City 21 23
MPG - Hwy 28 N/A
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf GTI than the Toyota 86, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota 86 and the Volkswagen Golf GTI in the front seats.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota 86 as you will with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota 86 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Toyota 86 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The Toyota 86 is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Toyota 86 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The Toyota 86 has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Toyota 86 has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf GTI, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

The Toyota 86 has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

The Toyota 86 has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, making the Volkswagen Golf GTI the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Toyota 86 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

The basic warranty of the Toyota 86 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.