2022 Toyota Corolla vs 2023 Volkswagen Golf Comparison

    Toyota Corolla

    Volkswagen Golf

    2022 Toyota
    Corolla
    vs
    2023 Volkswagen
    Golf
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the small category, between scores of 7.4 and 8.6.
    0.0
    8.3
    8.2
    0.0
    Based on the Toyota Corolla ASCENT SPORT HYBRID
    Based on the Volkswagen Golf GTi
    Best suitable for...
    City drivingCity driving
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    FunFun
    Fuel Efficiency
    43L - 50L
    151 to 300 km
    50L - 55L
    290 to 429 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    -
    $35,190 - $69,990
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    CarExpert's Take

    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Brilliant real-world efficiency
    • So easy to live with
    • Strong ownership potential
    Misses
    • Plastic steering wheel for this spec
    • Optional safety kit on Ascent Sport
    • Prices are way up!
    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

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Colours Available

    Hatch:

    • Glacier White
    • Frosted White ($575 extra)
    • Silver Pearl ($575 extra)
    • Jasper Red ($575 extra)
    • Graphite ($575 extra)
    • Eclectic Blue ($575 extra)
    • Peacock Black ($575 extra)
    • Eclipse Black ($575 extra)

    Sedan:

    • Glacier White
    • Frosted White ($575 extra)
    • Silver Pearl ($575 extra)
    • Atomic Rush red ($575 extra)
    • Lunar Blue ($575 extra)
    • Saturn Blue ($575 extra)
    • Celestite Grey ($575 extra)
    • Ink ($575 extra)

    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

    Specs

    Type
    MULTI POINT F/INJ, DIRECT FUEL INJ, PORT & DIRECT F/INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size (cc)
    1798 - 19871395 - 1984
    Size (L)
    1.8L, 2.0L2.0L, 1.4L
    Induction
    INLINE 4TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM, DUAL OVERHEAD CAMDUAL OVERHEAD CAM, VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    72kW - 126kW110kW - 245kW
    Power RPM
    5200 - 66005000 - 5600
    Torque
    142Nm - 203Nm250Nm - 420Nm
    Torque RPM
    3600 - 46001500 - 2100
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    13 - 13.059.3 - 10.5

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