Volkswagen Golf 2003 vs Toyota Corolla 2004

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Volkswagen Golf
2003 - 2006
Toyota Corolla
2004 - 2007
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf is available with front wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive, while Toyota Corolla can be equipped only with front wheel drive.
Engines: 1.4 - 3.21.4 - 2.0


Power: 75 - 250 HP90 - 225 HP
Torque: 126 - 350 NM130 - 280 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.2 - 16.7 seconds6.8 - 14.5 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.0 - 10.74.8 - 9.0
Volkswagen Golf petrol engines consumes on average 0.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than Toyota Corolla. On average, Volkswagen Golf equipped with diesel engines consume 0.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Toyota Corolla.
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Length: 4.21 m4.19 m
Width: 1.76 m1.71 m
Height: 1.48 m1.48 m
Volkswagen Golf is larger.
Volkswagen Golf is 2 cm longer than the Toyota Corolla, 5 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 350 litres310 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1305 litresno data
Volkswagen Golf has more luggage capacity.
Volkswagen Golf has 40 litres more trunk space than the Toyota Corolla.
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.2 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.7 metres more than that of the Toyota Corolla, which means Volkswagen Golf can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`861~ 1`238
Safety: no data

Average price (€): 20002000
Rating in user reviews: 8.2/10 8.4/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • available with 4x4 drive
  • roomier boot
Toyota Corolla has
  • lower fuel consumption for diesel engines
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
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