Volkswagen Golf vs Competitors for Sale in West Warwick, RI
There was a time when hatchbacks were a dime a dozen, particularly in the era of the gas crisis that began in the 1970s. Nowadays they have a sort of retro following among busy young professionals who live in the city these days. This car-body style, which some call a five-door, is compact yet more practical than a traditional sedan – and some of them are even performance-oriented. If you need to navigate tight urban areas and carry some stuff at the same time, a car like the 2020 Volkswagen Golf will suit you well. It’s functional, affordable, and fun to drive. Still, the 2020 VW Golf finds itself in a competitive market with other standouts in the segment, namely the Honda Civic Hatchback, Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Hyundai Elantra GT, Mazda3 Hatchback, and Subaru Impreza Hatchback. Let’s examine this rivalry of the five-doors more closely.
If you’re looking to spend less at the gas station, the 2020 VW Golf is one of the best cars you can get in this list. Achieving an EPA-estimated 28 mpg around town and 36 mpg on the highway (when configured with a manual transmission), it outdoes the manual transmission versions of the Elantra GT and Mazda3 Hatchback, which only get 23 city/30 highway and 25 city/35 highway, respectively. The manual transmission Impreza Hatchback returns 23 city/30 highway. Although the manual transmission Civic Hatchback and Toyota Hatchback are slightly more efficient (29 city/37 highway and 28 city/37 highway, respectively), this minimal difference looks especially negligible considering the other areas where those cars fall short.
When you’re buying a new car, it’s reassuring to know that the manufacturer provides long-lasting protection to help you keep it in top working order. With VW, you’ll have the peace of mind of a 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 7-year/100,000-mile corrosion warranty, and two years/24,000 miles of complimentary, factory-scheduled maintenance. Honda, Toyota, Mazda, and Subaru only offer a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5-year corrosion warranty. Toyota and Subaru also provide complimentary maintenance, but Honda and Mazda do not. Hyundai may stand out for its lengthy warranty coverage overall, but it can’t beat the VW product in other areas.
The 2020 VW Golf is only offered in a single trim level, which means you won’t have to worry about paying more for an upgrade to get plenty of top-shelf features. Its standard equipment includes simulated-leather upholstery, a sunroof, and heated power-adjustable front seats. On the safety front, it provides a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. The similarly priced Civic Hatchback omits heated power-adjustable front seats, simulated-leather upholstery, a sunroof, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
The Impreza Hatchback of the nearly the same price doesn’t include power-adjustable front seats, simulated-leather upholstery, a sunroof, or blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. While the Corolla Hatchback, Elantra GT, and Mazda3 Hatchback provide nearly all of these features on their similarly priced trims, none includes a sunroof. The Elantra GT also does without standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
During the month of June, when you buy any preowned vehicle from Balise, we’ll include a 3-year maintenance plan. One thing is certain in these challenging times: we’re all in this together. Being there for each other is what will get us through it all, and Balise is here to help with a new special offer. That means we’ll cover every factory-recommended oil change, tire rotation, and multi-point inspection for the next 3 years so you can keep that cash for life’s other necessities.
All of our preowned stock is priced below market, and our inventory changes daily. From sedans to SUVs, there’s something for every driver in our selection of well-maintained used vehicles. If you see a vehicle you like, just give us a call and we’ll set up a safe test drive in accordance with all of the current health guidelines.
Qualified buyers who finance through Balise may also have their payments deferred for 3 months. We hope that this springtime special can be the bridge to better financial times for our valued customers.
36-month maintenance plan included with purchase of any used vehicle from 5/1/2020 through 6/30/2020, commencing on agreement application date. Plan valid for oil changes, tire rotations and multi-point inspections at Balise dealerships for vehicle manufacturer’s normal usage scheduled intervals only. Severe/heavy duty schedules and additional maintenance items may be required or recommended and are not included. Plan is not transferable to another vehicle or owner. Not valid for purchases made prior to 5/1/2020. Some exclusions may apply, see dealer for details.
Customer has option to defer monthly payments for up to 90 days (must finance with dealer, not all will qualify). Monthly payments begin 90 days from contract date. Contract date must be between 5/1/2020-6/30/2020. Customer responsible for accrued interest charges. Down payment may be required. Not valid for purchases made prior to 5/1/2020. See dealer for details.
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