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Skoda vs Volkswagen: Which One Is Better For You?

Skodas are widely known for being a quality but more affordable brand, while Volkswagens are renowned for being luxury European cars. There are a variety of factors that will affect you choosing between the two, from price to quality.

The Skoda

Part of the VW Group, the Skoda is a diverse car with a wide range of models, which also include electric models. While not as cheap as it once was, the Skoda is a reliable and affordable car that caters to a range of different people.

As a brand, Skoda is nearly a hundred years old, but only joined the Volkswagen Group in 1991. Since their inception, Skodas have been known as quality but cheaper cars, offering value for money. However, nowadays, the difference between a Volkswagen and a Skoda is not that different. Because of this, cost saving is now a more muted part of the Skoda to Volkswagen comparison.

The Skoda suite of cars includes hatchbacks, four-wheel-drives and SUVs. It also recently started offering electric cars, with the Enyaq iV electric car. However, as most electric cars do, this one has quite a steep price point.

Currently, Volkswagen does not offer an electric car option. The Volkswagen ID, their announced affordable electric model, was meant to be released in 2020, but has since been pushed back until 2023.

Like any other German car, Skoda is slightly more expensive to maintain and parts can be more pricey.

The Volkswagen

Volkswagens are known for being more reliable, versatile and beautifully designed. However, they are also luxury cars – which means that they are priced quite highly and are not affordable for many.

Volkswagen has been around for a long time, founded in 1936, with its first model being the iconic Beetle.

Nowadays, the Volkswagen is most popular for the Golf and the Passat. The Volkswagen Golf is an all-around car that now seems to be everywhere. To buy a new 2021 model Volkswagen Golf now, prices start at $25,790 and extend up to $57,990. 

This might not be the highest priced vehicle out there, but when you buy a Golf, you need to understand that they will probably be a little more expensive to maintain due to their European nature.

Volkswagens are on average 6% more expensive to maintain than Skodas, so, while similar in cost, there is an opportunity for cost saving.

So, which is better?

When it comes to which is better between the Skoda and Volkswagen, it comes down to you: what your budget is, how much you want to dedicate to maintenance, and also what style of car you are looking for.

Overall, both Volkswagens and Skodas are gradually becoming more inline with one another cost-wise, so expense is becoming less of an important distinguishing factor. Both have great features and are overall great cars. The best choice out of the two comes down to your individual requirements.

Whether it’s a Skoda or Volkswagen you decide on, or even a luxury Audi, Elite Euro has you covered. We’re experts in European cars and can provide you with a wealth of advice and expert service across VWs, Skodas and Audis in Perth.

Get in touch with our team today here or on (08) 9309 3636 to book your car in or find out more.

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