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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: $40,735

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI R   
Difference: $8,002

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimA3 e-tronR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $39,500 $39,785
Prestige Package 8,600  
Premium Plus Package 3,100  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575  
Cargo net 155 100
6-speed manual   0
Prestige Package 7,998  
Premium Plus Package 2,884  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536  
Cargo net 144 80
6-speed manual   0
Options (change) 12,430 100
Options (change) 11,562 80
Destination 975 850
Gas Tax -4,168 0
Total Price $48,737 $40,735

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI R
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,687
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $42,958
Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimA3 e-tronR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine150hp I4 PiH292hp I4
TransmissionS6M6
DrivetrainFWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/28 MPG21/29 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)705, 14400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18235/35-19
Total Price$48,737$40,735
Adjustments for Features-1,3150
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$47,422$40,735

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

Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimA3 e-tronR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed automated manual$1100 
6-speed manual $150
FWD$0 
AWD $1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Universal garage door opener$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Backup collision intervention $150
Blind spot warning system$200 
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100 
Forward collision warning$200 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100 
Rear side airbags$300 
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
App support $100
Automatic air recirculation$100 
CD player $125
DVD-compatible player$0 
Handwriting recognition$200 
In-vehicle Internet$150 
Larger infotainment display $0
Media drive$15 
Mirrorlink support $0
SD Card slot$25 
SMS text-to-speech reader $25
Surround sound$250 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $25
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Fog light, rear$100 
Large energy flow and fuel economy display$25 
Performance meter $150
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Tachometer $75
Powertrain 
3.6 kW onboard charger$0 
9 kWh battery pack$0 
Automatic start / stop$150 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50
Manual tilt adjuster, driver seat$50 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $100
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power recliner, driver seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$6,490$5,175
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,315$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,2170

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

Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.5 in103.8 in
Length169.8 in167.6 in
Width70.3 in70.8 in
Height56.1 in58.2 in
Curb Weight4,012 lb.3,300 lb.
Fuel Capacity10.6 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom36.9 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in55.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room52.9 in53.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.4 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
9.9 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
39.5 ft353.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 e-tron

Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100No
Cornering lights50Yes
LED headlights500Yes
Surround sound250No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200No
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Speed limit information0No
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested327557%
Total Not Requested244043%
Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
225/40HR18 tires400No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200No
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
Total Requested85052%
Total Not Requested80048%

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