2017 VW Golf vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

Hatchbacks are popular for a number of reasons. Some love the style that they offer as opposed to the more traditional sedan look. Others may be a fan of the hot hatch and want to keep that same body style for their daily drive. You’ll even find drivers out there who love the expanded cargo area that a hatchback has. Whatever the reason, you should check out our 2017 VW Golf vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM comparison to see if one is better for you.

Both the 2017 VW Golf and 2017 Toyota Corolla iM start at a price and come standard at an efficiency rating that we think many will find pretty attractive. The 2017 VW Golf starts at $19,895, which is just a bit more than where the Corolla iM ends up. The two also have similar efficiency ratings with the Golf having a standard 25 City/36 Highway MPG rating and the Corolla iM sitting at 27 City/35 Highway MPG.

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2017 VW Golf differences between the 2017 vw golf and 2017 toyota corolla iM 2017 Toyota Corolla iM
$19,895 MSRP $18,750
25 City/36 Highway MPG 27 City/35 Highway
170 hp Horsepower 137 hp
Available Apple CarPlayAndroid Auto Not Available

Differences between the 2017 VW Golf and 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

Even though the 2017 Golf and Corolla iM have similar efficiency levels, the Golf will actually drive and handle with more responsiveness than the Corolla iM. The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM comes with 137 horsepower, which is easily surpassed by the 170 horsepower in the 2017 VW Golf. The 2017 VW Golf even has an available Tiptronic with Sport mode feature, which allows you to take over shifting with paddles behind your steering wheel for a more hands-on and sporty approach to driving.

Having a comfortable interior is a big reason to pick one car over another, and we think you’ll find the VW Golf to be quite impressive. The VW Golf has more passenger room than the Toyota Corolla iM with its 93 cu.ft. of space and you’ll find much more luggage room in the Golf vs the Corolla iM, especially after you fold down the rear bench. Comfort is more than just having room to stretch, though, and the VW Golf offers features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, which the Corolla iM doesn’t have.

Interested in giving the 2017 VW Golf a test drive? Be sure to stop by Garnet VW to see our inventory!

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