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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $28,360

Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL   
Difference: $13,375

Lowest Total Invoice: $27,065

Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL   
Difference: $11,821

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2018201820182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3Jetta
TrimA3 2.0 TFSIS3RS 31.8T SEL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $31,950 $43,650 $54,900 $26,245
Base Invoice $29,714 $40,596 $51,058 $25,195
Technology Package 3,200   3,200  
Premium Plus Package 3,250      
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 575 575  
Cargo net 155 155   100
All-weather floor mats 180     235
Universal garage door opener 295 295    
Cargo mat 160      
Carbon fiber rear spoiler 995      
Driver Assistance Package     1,400  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       325
Floor mats       235
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)       130
Door sill trim plates       240
Technology Package 2,976   2,976  
Premium Plus Package 3,024      
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 536 536  
Cargo net 144 144   80
All-weather floor mats 168     185
Universal garage door opener 274 274    
Cargo mat 149      
Carbon fiber rear spoiler 926      
Driver Assistance Package     1,302  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       270
Floor mats       185
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)       100
Door sill trim plates       200
Options (change) 8,810 1,025 5,175 1,265
Options (change) 8,197 954 4,814 1,020
Destination 975 975 975 850
Total Price $41,735 $45,650 $61,050 $28,360
Total Invoice $38,886 $42,525 $56,847 $27,065

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $9,910
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $8,593
Model Year2018201820182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3Jetta
TrimA3 2.0 TFSIS3RS 31.8T SEL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine186hp I4292hp I4400hp I5170hp I4
TransmissionS7S7S7T6
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)705, 14180, 10705, 14400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18235/35-19225/45-17
Total Price$41,735$45,650$61,050$28,360
Adjustments for Features-3,465-4,635-8,4850
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,270$41,015$52,565$28,360
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,745$14,295$0
Total Invoice$38,886$42,525$56,847$27,065
Adjustments for Features-3,228-4,318-7,9010
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,658$38,207$48,946$27,065
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,549$13,288$0

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Features Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Model Year2018201820182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3Jetta
TrimA3 2.0 TFSIS3RS 31.8T SEL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200$1200$1200 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic   $1100
FWD$0  $0
AWD $1700$1700 
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed  $1000$1000
Cruise control$250$250  
Remote app$25 $25$25
Universal garage door opener$100$100 $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear   $100
Knee airbag, driver$100$100$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100$100 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based  $200 
Lane departure warning  $200 
Obstacle detection, front$200$200$200 
Obstacle detection, rear$300$300$300 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100$100 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100$100 
Vehicle health reports   $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment   $50
Cargo mat$40  $40
Cargo net$40$40 $40
Overhead sunglass holder   $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 $50 
App support   $100
Automatic air recirculation$100$100$100 
CD player   $125
DVD-compatible player$0 $0 
Handwriting recognition$200 $200 
In-vehicle Internet$150 $150 
Media drive$15 $15 
Mirrorlink support   $0
Navigation system$600 $600$600
SMS text-to-speech reader   $25
Surround sound$250 $250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 $300$300
Traffic + travel information$25 $25$25
Voice control for nav and audio$100 $100$100
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 $50 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters   $0
Body kit$0$0$0 
Carbon fiber rear spoiler$300   
Rear spoiler $200$200$200
Sunroof   $900
Sunroof, large$1100$1100$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror  $75 
Auto-dimming headlights  $200 
Boost gauge $75$75 
Cornering lights $50$50 
Fog light, rear$100$100$100 
Fog lights   $125
Headlight washers  $50 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 $250 
LED headlights $1000$1000 
Performance meter  $150 
Power-folding mirrors  $50 
Xenon HID headlights$500   
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500$500 
Launch control $100$100 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
All-weather floor mats$75  $75
Aluminum trim$100$100$100 
Door sill trim plates$100$100 $100
Illuminated door sill trim plates  $200 
Leather seating surfaces$900$900$900 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150 $150
Manual height adjuster, driver seat  $50 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat  $50$50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat   $50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $50$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $50$50 
Manual tilt adjuster, driver seat  $50 
Manual tilt adjuster, passenger seat  $50 
Metal pedals $75$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, driver seat   $100
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100  
Power headrest fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$50$50  
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100 $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100  
Power recliner, driver seat$100$100 $100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100  
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100  
Soft-touch instrument panel (optional)   $0
Synthetic leather seating surfaces   $0
Synthetic suede door panel trim  $250 
Synthetic suede steering wheel  $150 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical  $500 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200$200 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0$0 
Total Value of Features$9,170$10,340$14,190$5,705
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,465$4,635$8,485$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,228-4,318-7,9010

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Specifications Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3Jetta
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in104.4 in
Length175.4 in183.3 in
Width70.7 in70.0 in
Height55.7 in57.2 in
Curb Weight3,198 lb.2,931 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom36.5 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in55.2 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom36.1 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.0 in53.6 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume12.3 ft315.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 2.0 TFSI

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Surround sound250No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Total Requested125049%
Total Not Requested131551%
Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power recliner, passenger seat100No
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
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Body kit0No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Proximity key250Yes
Interior ambient lighting150No
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
Total Requested90036%
Total Not Requested160064%

Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3

Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning200No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200No
Total Requested75056%
Total Not Requested60044%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Performance meter150No
Surround sound250No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Total Requested105042%
Total Not Requested146558%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%

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