2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

Are you on the hunt for a new hatchback car? We have to say, you definitely have your work cut out for you! Drivers are taking a renewed interest in these vehicles and automakers are bringing them back. One model that has been in continuous production for over 40 years (and available in the US since 1978) is the Volkswagen Golf. This model has long been a favorite choice for drivers who are looking for a fun ride while needing something versatile and efficient. Let us showcase the 2017 Volkswagen Golf against the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM (which is a relatively new member of the hatchback market segment) to show you what makes the German model the better buy.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf VS 2017 Toyota Corolla iM
$19,895 MSRP $18,750
5 Seating Capacity 5
1.8L turbo 4-cylinder Engine Options 1.8L 4-cylinder DOHC with Dual VVT-i
170 Horsepower 137

How Much Power Does the 2017 Volkswagen Golf have?

Although the engine size of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf is the same as the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM model’s at 1.8 liters, it is definitely more powerful thanks to the added turbo technology. The perfectly-mixed power output of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf equals 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, so you will definitely enjoy a fun ride and easy handling!  

Even with all of that power, you will enjoy top notch efficiency and find yourself going farther with fewer fill-ups along the way. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf offers an estimated 25 mpg-city / 36 mpg-highway fuel economy, along with an estimated 475.2-highway mile driving range (thanks to its 13.2-gallon fuel tank). 

If you are interested in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf or wish to learn more about our 2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM comparison, please stop by our dealership. Our friendly and highly knowledgeable sales professionals will be more than happy to show you the Golf model and answer all of your questions.

Rear view camera in 2017 Volkswagen Golf
Interior seating in 2017 Volkswagen Golf
Cargo area of 2017 Volkswagen Golf with partially collapsed seats
Front dash of 2017 Volkswagen Golf with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system