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2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

Are you looking for a compact hatchback? This vehicle style has become the “it” car in the last few years thanks to its sporty appearance, added utility, and excellent fuel efficiency. Due to its popularity, you have several options to choose from, which can make the shopping process a challenge.

We want to help make choosing the right compact hatchback easier for you, so we have composed a comparison that features our 2017 Volkswagen Golf (which has been a favorite choice for decades) against the all-new 2017 Toyota Corolla iM. As you can see in our chart, both models are similar in size, though the 2017 Volkswagen Golf offers a little more cargo room behind the second row of seats (22.8 cubic feet). For bigger adventures or purchases, the rear seats in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf can be folded down to create a maximum cargo volume of 52.7 cubic feet.


2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

1.8L turbo 4-cylinder

Engine 1.8L 4-cylinder DOHC with dual VVT-i
170 Horsepower 137
22.8 cubic feet Cargo Space (Behind Second Row of Seats) 20.8 cubic feet
VW Car-Net App-Connect Infotainment Entune

2017 Volkswagen Golf Engine Power

When it comes to liter size, the engines for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf and 2017 Toyota Corolla iM are very similar. However, turbo technology and top-notch German engineering allows the 2017 Volkswagen Golf to deliver more power at 170 ponies.

Even with the significantly higher power, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf still delivers awesome fuel efficiency, which is estimated to be 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf is also designed to take you to far-reaching places with fewer fill-ups. It is outfitted with a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, which allows for a 475.2-mile driving range.

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM comparison, please give us a call or stop by our dealership.