2020 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback vs 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2020 Volkswagen Golf vs 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The hatchback is not a dead car body type. In fact, it’s seeing a small underground resurgence as the world moves into a new decade of vehicle design. The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most well-known hatchback names of all time, but Toyota decided to challenge the dominance of the Volkswagen by taking the Corolla—the best-selling consumer car name of all time—and making a hatchback version of it.

Volkswagen comes from Germany, and Toyota comes from Japan employing many American engineers. As a result, both vehicles display different sensibilities and approach the hatchback different ways. The differences between these two hatchbacks are myriad, but which makes for the better hatchback? Review the table that follows to compare the 2020 Golf and 2020 Corolla Hatchback specifications and available features.

2020 Volkswagen Golf 


2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 

1.4L I4 Turbo  Engine 2.0L I4 
184 lb-ft  Torque 151 lb-ft 
Standard  Driver Assist Sensors and Equipment  Available
4 One-Touch Power Windows  Windows Power Windows

Comparison Analysis

The 2020 Volkswagen Golf is designed to be a bit of a sleeper in terms of engine power in such a small, unassuming package, where the 2020 Toyota Corolla is designed to be reliable like the Corolla Sedan. Since there is only one trim level of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf, all the driver assist technology comes standard.

A slightly greater cost of entry gives all 2020 Golf owners all the tech the model offers, where the Corolla Hatchback requires a much heavier price tag for the same features.

Between these two vehicles, the Golf boasts not only a more traditional hatchback driving experience but also more cargo space. Even with the seats up, Golf owners have 22.8 cubic feet to work with, while Corolla Hatchback owners only get 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s quite an achievement considering the Golf is shorter and has a tighter wheelbase than the Corolla.