2018 Toyota Corolla vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf

In the automotive industry, Toyota and Volkswagen have always been a favorite brand for car buyers. Both the 2018 Volkswagen Golf and the 2018 Toyota Corolla are worth considering, but in case you have to pick one, you should definitely go for Toyota. This comparison will tell you why!

Design & Style

Both the cars can make heads turn with its impressive exterior, but let’s dig a little deeper inside. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf is a 5-seater with both the rows having plenty of room for adult passengers. The seats are quite supportive, but the positioning of rear seats can be uncomfortable for tall people to adjust. The stylish interior has quality materials that are well-built, although you will find some hard plastics as well. The cabin is well insulated from outside noise and the cargo space is quite sufficient, compared to its rivals.

On the other hand, the Toyota Corolla can seat up to 5 people, with ample space in the front seat. You will find plenty of legroom at the rear seats as well. With two sets of LATCH car-seat connectors, the Corolla has an impressive interior with a functional layout and soft-touch materials.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with an infotainment system, including a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Compared to other rivals, the infotainment system is not quite up to the mark with inferior screen graphics. Rearview camera is the only standard safety feature included in the vehicle.

The Corolla gains an upper hand with features like Entune infotainment system, Bluetooth, USB port, Siri Eyes Free and voice recognition. The responsive touch screen has sharp graphics and the system is quite user-friendly. There are also physical controls for some climate and audio functions. In terms of safety, it is equipped with Toyota’s Safety Sense-P suite, which includes automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning and a pre-collision system.


Performance of a vehicle plays an important role in deciphering its true value. Speaking of which, the Volkswagen Golf is a big turn-off, when compared to the Toyota Corolla. The Corolla features a 4-cylinder engine that feels a lot stronger than many rivals’ engines.

The Bottom Line

On comparing and contrasting both the models, we come to a conclusion that the 2018 Toyota Corolla is certainly a good buy, given its excellent set of features in terms of overall design, technology and safety assistance. This doesn’t take Volkswagen Golf out of the equation, but anyone would want a better package at the same price point.

Ready to Schedule Toyota Corolla Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the features offered by the 2018 Toyota Corolla, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota Corolla test drive appointment.

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