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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: $38,040

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn   
Difference: $2,980

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20202020202020202021
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimA3 40A3 45S3RS 3GTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Base Price $33,300 $36,500 $43,000 $56,200 $36,945
Premium Plus Package 3,250 3,250      
Sport Package 650 650      
LED headlights 850 850      
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 575 575 575  
Cargo net 155 155 155   100
Sport suspension (upgrade) 250 250      
Carbon fiber rear spoiler 995 995      
S Sport Package     1,100    
Premium Plus Package 3,024 3,024      
Sport Package 606 606      
LED headlights 792 792      
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 536 536 536  
Cargo net 144 144 144   80
Sport suspension (upgrade) 233 233      
Carbon fiber rear spoiler 926 926      
S Sport Package     1,024    
Options (change) 6,725 6,725 1,830 575 100
Options (change) 6,261 6,261 1,704 536 80
Destination 995 995 995 995 995
Total Price $41,020 $44,220 $45,825 $57,770 $38,040

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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 GTI Autobahn
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,880
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $407
Model Year20202020202020202021
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimA3 40A3 45S3RS 3GTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Engine184hp I4228hp I4288hp I4394hp I5228hp I4
TransmissionS7S7S7S7M6
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)180, 10180, 10180, 10180, 10400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18235/35-19225/40-18
Total Price$41,020$44,220$45,825$57,770$38,040
Adjustments for Features0-1,700-2,850-2,785-900
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$41,020$42,520$42,975$54,985$37,140
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,500$1,955$13,965$0

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

Model Year20202020202020202021
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimA3 40A3 45S3RS 3GTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200$1200$1200$1200 
6-speed manual    $150
FWD$0   $0
AWD $1700$1700$1700 
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control    $600
Cruise control$150$150$150$150 
Remote app    $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear    $100
Knee airbag, passenger$75$75$75$75 
Obstacle detection, front$150$150$150$150 
Obstacle detection, rear$250$250$250$250 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100$100$100 
Vehicle health reports    $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment    $50
Cargo cover    $75
Cargo net$40$40$40 $40
Overhead sunglass holder    $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support    $100
Automatic air recirculation$100$100$100$100 
CD player    $125
Larger infotainment display    $0
Mirrorlink support    $0
Navigation system    $600
Rear wiper    $175
SD Card slot$25$25$25$25 
SMS text-to-speech reader    $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar    $200
Traffic + travel information    $25
Voice control for nav and audio    $100
Exterior 
Carbon fiber rear spoiler$300$300   
Painted brake calipers (optional)  $0 $0
Rear spoiler  $200$200$200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror   $75 
Boost gauge  $75$75 
Fog light, rear$100$100$100$100 
Fog lights    $125
Headlight washers   $50 
Power-folding mirrors   $50 
Steering-linked headlights    $150
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable  $500$500 
Launch control  $100$100 
Limited-slip front differential    $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100$100$100$100 
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100  
Illuminated door sill trim plates   $200$200
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150 $150
Manual height adjuster, driver seat   $50 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat   $50$50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat    $50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50$50 
Manual tilt adjuster, driver seat   $50 
Manual tilt adjuster, passenger seat   $50 
Metal pedals  $75$75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150$150$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat    $100
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 $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100  
Power recliner, driver seat$100$100$100 $100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100$100 $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100  
Synthetic suede door panel trim   $250 
Synthetic suede steering wheel   $150 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical  $500$500$500
Total Value of Features$3,940$5,640$6,790$6,725$4,840
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,700$2,850$2,785$900
Value of Feature Adjustments0-279-168-74-25

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

Model Year20202021
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
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front150No
Obstacle detection, rear250No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
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 Requested115048%
Total Not Requested125052%
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
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front150No
Obstacle detection, rear250No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
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 Requested115048%
Total Not Requested125052%
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 S3

S Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Painted brake calipers (optional)0Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%

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