When we compare the Volkswagen Golf R's and the Nissan 370Z's specifications and ratings, the Volkswagen Golf R has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Nissan 370Z has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Volkswagen Golf R's and the Nissan 370Z's specifications and ratings, the Nissan 370Z is a better car than the Volkswagen Golf R.
Volkswagen Golf R vs. Nissan 370Z Pricing
A used 2019 Volkswagen Golf R ranges from $32,973 to $42,997 while a used 2019 Nissan 370Z is priced between $28,075 to $41,493.
Volkswagen Golf R vs. Nissan 370Z Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Volkswagen Golf R loses 40.2 percent of its value and the Nissan 370Z loses 37.9 percent of its value. This means the Nissan 370Z retains 2.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Volkswagen Golf R.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Volkswagen Golf R’s base engine makes 288 horsepower, and the Nissan 370Z base engine makes 332 horsepower. The Golf R is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 421 miles. The 370Z is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 475 miles.This gives the Volkswagen Golf R the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Nissan 370Z the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Volkswagen Golf R, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, and cargo space. The Nissan 370Z, a sports car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Volkswagen Golf R has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.