BYD Seal vs Volkswagen Golf Comparison

    BYD Seal

    Volkswagen Golf

    2024 BYD
    Seal
    vs
    2024 Volkswagen
    Golf

    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the small category, between scores of 7.4 and 8.6.
    0.0
    8.6
    8.2
    0.0
    Based on the BYD Seal
    Based on the Volkswagen Golf GTi
    Best suitable for...
    City drivingCity driving
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    FunFun
    Fuel Efficiency
    NA
    50L - 55L
    290 to 429 km
    Warranty

    -
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    -
    $32,790 - $77,490
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    CarExpert's Take

    Anthony Crawford
    Senior Road Tester
    Anthony Crawford drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Handsome Porsche-esque design
    • Fast with solid road manners, body control
    • Outstanding bang for buck
    Misses
    • It's not the ride/handling benchmark
    • Some ADAS systems are over zealous
    • Boot space falls short of rivals
    Scott Collie
    Head of Content
    Scott Collie drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Remains the consummate all-rounder
    • Impressive front differential and DSG
    • Price cut is very welcome
    Misses
    • Interior remains a Golf 8 weak point
    • Evolution, not revolution under the bonnet
    • Stock isn't as abundant as it once was

    Colours Available

    The BYD Seal is available in the following exterior colours:

    • Arctic Blue
    • Atlantis Grey
    • Aurora White
    • Cosmos Black
    • Shark Grey

    Aurora White is a no-cost option, with the other finishes costing $1500 or $2000 in the case of Shark Grey, which is available only on the Performance.

    Interior colours are either Ocean Blue or Thaumas Black.

    The Ocean Blue interior costs an extra $1500.

    On the core range, metallic paint is a $600 option while premium metallic paint is a $900 option.

    The following shades are available on the core range:

    • Candy White
    • Deep Black
    • Dolphin Grey
    • Reflex Silver (excludes R-Line)
    • Moonstone Grey (R-Line only)
    • Atlantic Blue
    • Pomello Yellow

    All shades are a no-cost option in the GTI, but for Kings Red which costs $300. The following shades are available:

    • Pure White
    • Dolphin Grey
    • Deep Black
    • Moonstone Grey
    • Atlantic Blue
    • Kings Red

    The Golf R is available in three exterior paint colours:

    • Pure White
    • Lapiz Blue metallic
    • Deep Black pearl

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