Toyota Corolla Verso 2004 vs Volkswagen Golf Plus 2005

Toyota Corolla Verso
2004 - 2007
Volkswagen Golf Plus
2005 - 2009
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.6 Petrol1.6 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 110 HP102 HP
Torque: 150 NM148 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13 seconds12 seconds
Toyota Corolla Verso engine produces 8 HP more power than Volkswagen Golf Plus, whereas torque is 2 NM more than Volkswagen Golf Plus. Despite the higher power, Toyota Corolla Verso reaches 100 km/h speed 1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.57.7
Real fuel consumption: 7.8 l/100km8.0 l/100km
By specification Toyota Corolla Verso consumes 0.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf Plus, which means that by driving the Toyota Corolla Verso over 15,000 km in a year you can save 30 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Toyota Corolla Verso consumes 0.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf Plus.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 800 km in combined cycle710 km in combined cycle
760 km with real consumption680 km with real consumption
Toyota Corolla Verso gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 280'000 km480'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Volkswagen Golf Plus engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 12 years10 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Toyota Avensis, Toyota CorollaInstalled on at least 5 other car models, including Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Touran, Audi A3
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Volkswagen Golf Plus might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Volkswagen Golf Plus engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.36 m4.21 m
Width: 1.77 m1.76 m
Height: 1.62 m1.58 m
Toyota Corolla Verso is larger.
Toyota Corolla Verso is 15 cm longer than the Volkswagen Golf Plus, 1 cm wider, while the height of Toyota Corolla Verso is 4 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 423 litres395 litres
Toyota Corolla Verso has more luggage capacity.
Toyota Corolla Verso has 28 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Golf Plus.
Turning diameter: 12 meters10.8 meters
The turning circle of the Toyota Corolla Verso is 1.2 metres more than that of the Volkswagen Golf Plus, which means Toyota Corolla Verso can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0351`200
Safety: no data

Volkswagen Golf Plus has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for Toyota Corolla Verso, so Volkswagen Golf Plus quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 22003000
Rating in user reviews: 7.4/10 6.8/10
Pros and Cons: Toyota Corolla Verso has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
Volkswagen Golf Plus has
  • timing belt engine
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • better manoeuvrability
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