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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,470

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE   
Difference: $7,185

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2020202020202020
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimA3 40A3 45S3GTI SE
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Base Price $33,300 $36,500 $43,000 $32,195
Premium Plus Package 3,250 3,250    
Sport Package 650 650    
LED headlights 850 850    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 575 575  
Cargo net 155 155 155 100
All-weather floor mats 180 180   235
Universal garage door opener 295 295 295  
Cargo mat 160 160    
Sport suspension (upgrade) 250 250    
Carbon fiber rear spoiler 995 995    
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       325
Leather seating surfaces       695
Premium Plus Package 3,024 3,024    
Sport Package 606 606    
LED headlights 792 792    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 536 536  
Cargo net 144 144 144 80
All-weather floor mats 168 168   185
Universal garage door opener 274 274 274  
Cargo mat 149 149    
Sport suspension (upgrade) 233 233    
Carbon fiber rear spoiler 926 926    
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       270
Leather seating surfaces       598
Options (change) 7,360 7,360 1,025 1,355
Options (change) 6,852 6,852 954 1,133
Destination 995 995 995 920
Total Price $41,655 $44,855 $45,020 $34,470

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 S3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,735
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $264
Model Year2020202020202020
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimA3 40A3 45S3GTI SE
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Engine184hp I4228hp I4288hp I4228hp I4
TransmissionS7S7S7M6
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)180, 10180, 10180, 10?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18
Total Price$41,655$44,855$45,020$34,470
Adjustments for Features-1,450-3,150-3,6850
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$40,205$41,705$41,335$34,470
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,500$1,130$0

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Features Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year2020202020202020
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimA3 40A3 45S3GTI SE
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200$1200$1200 
6-speed manual   $150
FWD$0  $0
AWD $1700$1700 
Accessories 
Remote app   $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear   $100
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100$100 
Obstacle detection, front$200$200$200 
Obstacle detection, rear$300$300$300 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100$100 
Vehicle health reports   $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment   $50
Cargo cover   $75
Cargo mat$40$40 $40
Overhead sunglass holder   $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support   $100
Automatic air recirculation$100$100$100 
Automatic climate control, front$200$200$200 
CD player   $125
Dual-zone climate control$125$125$125 
Larger infotainment display   $0
Mirrorlink support   $0
Rear wiper   $175
SD Card slot$25$25$25 
SMS text-to-speech reader   $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar   $300
Voice control for audio system   $25
Exterior 
Carbon fiber rear spoiler$300$300  
Painted brake calipers (optional)   $0
Rear spoiler  $200$200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Boost gauge  $75 
Fog light, rear$100$100$100 
Fog lights   $125
Steering-linked headlights   $150
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable  $500 
Launch control  $100 
Limited-slip front differential   $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
All-weather floor mats$75$75 $75
Aluminum trim$100$100$100 
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates   $200
Manual height adjuster, driver seat   $50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat   $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat   $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat   $50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50 
Metal pedals  $75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power headrest fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Total Value of Features$4,115$5,815$6,350$2,665
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,450$3,150$3,685$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-273-551-1600

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Specifications Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20202020
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.8 in103.8 in
Length175.4 in167.6 in
Width70.7 in70.8 in
Height55.7 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,198 lb.2,874 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom36.5 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in55.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom36.1 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.0 in53.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
12.3 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
12.353.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 40

Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat50No
225/40HR18 tires400No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Proximity key250Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
Total Requested115046%
Total Not Requested135054%
Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Electronic systems calibration selector200Yes
Total Requested30060%
Total Not Requested20040%

Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 45

Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat50No
225/40HR18 tires400No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Proximity key250Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
Total Requested115046%
Total Not Requested135054%
Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Electronic systems calibration selector200Yes
Total Requested30060%
Total Not Requested20040%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%

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