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2020 Golf GTI parked in front of mountain

What’s the difference between a hatchback and a compact crossover?

Hatchback vs Subcompact SUV: What’s the difference and which should I get?

A couple years back, an article by Popular Mechanics stated that “cars, in case you haven’t heard, are dead. More specifically, cars are crossovers now.” And while that statement is hyperbolic, as they are still many cars on the market today, it does have a kernel of truth to it. As the article suggests, fewer hatchbacks are being produced, while an army of small, eerily similar subcompact crossovers are taking their place.

So, is a subcompact crossover essentially just a hatchback or is it just a similar vehicle that taps into the same part of the market? Let’s take a look at some of the differences between the two.

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2019 GTI vs 2019 R

Differences between the 2019 Golf GTI and 2019 Golf R?

2019 Golf GTI and 2019 Golf R Comparison

The Volkswagen Golf is an icon. It’s one of the most produced vehicles. Ever. The Golf GTI, when it was introduced back in 1975, single-handedly pioneered the concept of a hot hatch. Nowadays, its much more common to see performance-focused hatchbacks, but we’d like to take some time to appreciate the originals.

Today, we’re looking at the newest performance iterations of the iconic Volkswagen Golf, the limited-edition 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rabbit and the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R. This isn’t a comparison to see which is objectively better, but more an evaluation of the strengths of each.

Here are the differences between the 2019 Golf GTI and the 2019 Golf R.

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Front driver side exterior view of a red 2019 VW Arteon

How Many Trim Levels are There for the 2019 VW Arteon?

Compare the Trim Level Options of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon has four trim levels to choose from and they are the SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line.  All four trim level options are equipped with a 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder engine that supplies the 2019 VW Arteon with 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.  This turbocharged engine works with an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Tiptronic® & Sport mode to average EPA fuel economy estimates of 22 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.  Keep reading to compare the similarities and differences between the four trim levels of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. Read the rest of this entry >>

2018 vw tiguan side exterior

Which New Compact SUV Has the Most Storage Space?

2018 Compact SUV Space Comparison 

For many, the compact SUV is the perfect blend of the best features of both the sedan and the full-sized SUV. Compact SUVs have agile handling and fuel efficiency like a sedan, and impressive power and storage space like a full-sized SUV. If storage space and seating are your most valued features, and you want to maximize the total space you are getting from a compact SUV, which of the latest models is right for you? Here is a 2018 compact SUV space comparison.  Read the rest of this entry >>

Which 2018 Volkswagen SUV is the Right Model for You?

2018 VW Atlas and Tiguan Comparison 

With the 2018 Atlas, the latest model of Volkswagen SUV, officially on the market, Volkswagen is giving potential buyers two new SUVs to choose from. Both the Atlas and the 2018 Tiguan share various great convenience and safety features, such as Pedestrian Monitoring, Fender Premium Audio and 4-Motion All Wheel Drive, but which model is right for you? Here is a 2018 VW Atlas and Tiguan comparison.  Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S vs Golf SportWagen SE

2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S vs Golf SportWagen SE

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is a turbocharged Golf in the front and a wagon in the back. That means it’s got the fun driving experience of VW’s hot hatchback with all of the versatility of an SUV. If that sounds like the perfect combination for you, then you’ve got a tough decision to make. Which trim level gives you the best bang for the buck? We’ll lay it all out for you in this comparison of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S vs Golf SportWagen SE. Read the rest of this entry >>

2017 VW Golf Alltrack vs Golf SportWagen

2017 VW Golf Alltrack vs Golf SportWagen

Volkswagen has announced that the production version of the 2017 Golf Alltrack that will be on display this week at the New York International Auto Show will be available for sale this fall. The Golf Alltrack adds 4MOTION all-wheel drive, rugged appearance and upscale interior to the already-versatile Golf SportWagen. It will be a great value alternative to more-expensive cars like the Audi Allroad wagon. The Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen will have the same 1.8-liter, 170 hp engine and the same 66.5 cubic feet of available cargo space. Beyond that, here are all the difference between the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack vs Golf SportWagen: Read the rest of this entry >>