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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Price Comparison

TrueDelta features the Internet's most thorough car price and features comparison between the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

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For this 2014 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen price comparison, we equipped the cars with selected features. The Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Jetta SportWagen Price Comparison table displays the specific options added and the total prices. If you want to know how much the Golf / Rabbit / GTI and Jetta SportWagen will cost with the features you specified, this is the table to check. In this case, the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2.5L's price is $2,040 lower than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen SE's price

Each car includes features that aren't on the other.. The Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Jetta SportWagen Features Comparison table tallies up these features and assigns monetary values to them using the site's default values. Compared to the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2.5L, the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen SE includes additional features worth $1125. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. Additional notes

Is a feature worth more or less than to you that the site's default value? Members can substitute their own values. The Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Value Comparison adjusts each car's price based on its additional features. Despite a $1125 adjustment for the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen SE's additional features, the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2.5L is $2,040 less than the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2.5L.

Invoice Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Price Comparison (MSRP): Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

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Lowest Total Price: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2.5L
Difference: 3,165
Lowest Total Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2.5L
Difference: 3,079
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Model Year20142014
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIJetta SportWagen
Trim2.5LSE
Body4dr Hatch4dr Wagon
Base Price 19,995 24,595
Base Invoice 19,195 23,611
Convenience and Sunroof Package 3,000  
Floor mats 235  
Panoramic sunroof   1,800
Convenience and Sunroof Package   0
Floor mats   0
Panoramic sunroof   1,728
Options (show) (change) 3,235 1,800
Options (show) (change) 3,065 1,728
Destination 820 820
Total Price 24,050 27,215
Total Invoice 23,080 26,159

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2.5L
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 2,040
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 1,998
Model Year20142014
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIJetta SportWagen
Trim2.5LSE
Body4dr Hatch4dr Wagon
Engine170hp I5170hp I5
TransmissionT6T6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)24/31 MPG24/31 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers?, 8?, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)195/65-15225/45-17
Total Price24,05027,215
Adjustments for Features0-1,125
Feature-Adjusted Total Price24,05026,090
Total Invoice23,08026,159
Adjustments for Features0-1,081
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice23,08025,078

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Price of the the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Price of the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20134dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
The TDI was more than $7,000 cheaper than a Golf R. You have to really want the R to pay the premium. I wanted it more than my wife did. Guess who won? Three months later, I'm very happy with the economy but feeling no pain as the car is still great to drive everyday.
20114dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
For 35 percent less monthly than the BMW I can own the car rather than lease.
20102dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For the amount of standard equipment (ESP, 6-speed tiptronic, 170 hp engine), it is actually cheaper than a similarly configured Honda Civic or even Fit. Great value for money.
20092dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
Relatively low payment, get lots of nonstandard options as standard on VWs
20082dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
Purchased as a used-corp. leased vehicle at a 30%+ discount
Price of the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20122dr Hatch turbocharged 256hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
We would not have bought this car new -- the MSRP starts at about $35K and goes up from there but being a CPO we avoided the 1st year depreciation plus a bit and this made it almost equivalent to others we were looking at. VW's (other than some of the U.S. made ones) have not been known to be 'inexpensive' but we think they are worth the premium just not this particular model when new.
20122dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
5-speed manual FWD
I mentioned earlier that the Golf is still assembled in Wolfsburg, Germany, and hasn't been moved to any of VW's new world plants. This might be a mark in its favor vis-à-vis quality control, but the Euro-dollar exchange rate is not your friend on this model. 18K is a steep base price in this segment (although, to be fair, you often have to step up to some kind of "sport" trim line in other cars to get remotely competitive refinement). Things only get worse from here, as the jump to a GTI or a TDI is quite brutal. But if you just remind yourself that you're buying into the cheapest European car to be had in the United States, a car of exquisite refinement, I find that the sting goes away very quickly!
20104dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
There are many other similarly sized cars that cost much less. The extra cost gets you the better handling, faster engine, and higher quality interior.
20102dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Like any European import, be prepared to pay for maintenance. It's not cheap, but the alternative of fixing a major problem is even worse.  Thankfully, VW is now recommending service only at 10k intervals for oil and minor filters, with major service every 40k, so the hit to the pocketbook doesn't seem as steep as it used to be. Still...
20092dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
not willing to deal at all, I get a supplier discount and it didnt matter

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Price of the the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Price of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20104dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
Without the federal tax credit and state sales tax deduction, this car would have been almost out of our budget range.
20104dr Wagon turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Add a few options and it gets very close to the $30k bracket which puts it in competition with some much more refined machines.

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Model Year20142014
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIJetta SportWagen
Trim2.5LSE
Body4dr Hatch4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
FWD$0$0
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Roof rails $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Audio controls on steering wheel $125
Rear air vents $100
SD Card slot$25 
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof$900 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels $350
Total Value of Features$2,025$3,150
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,125
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,081

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Model Year20142014
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIJetta SportWagen
Body4dr Hatch4dr Wagon
Wheelbase101.5 in101.5 in
Length165.4 in179.3 in
Width70.3 in70.1 in
Height58.3 in59.2 in
Curb Weight3,025 lb.3,285 lb.
Fuel Capacity14.5 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.3 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.7 in54.8 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in41.1 in
Row 2 Headroom38.5 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room52.8 in53.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.5 in35.5 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
15.0 ft332.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
46.0 ft366.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
2.5L

Convenience and Sunroof Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
iPod integration100Yes
CD changer, in-dash200Yes
HD radio50Yes
SD Card slot25No
Heated front seats200Yes
Center armrest(s), front row75Yes
Leather-wrapped steering wheel150Yes
Bluetooth cell phone link100Yes
Heated windshield washer nozzles15Yes
Bluetooth audio streaming25Yes
Total Requested201599%
Total Not Requested251%

Option Package Details
SE

Panoramic sunroof
FeatureValueRequested?
Panoramic sunroof1200No
225/45HR17 tires400No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested1600100%

 

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