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BMW 1-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 1-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $41,735

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI R   
Difference: $5,770

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20132018
Model1-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim135iR
Body2dr Coupe4dr Hatch
Base Price $39,300 $39,785
Premium Package 2,400  
Technology Package 2,350  
7-speed automated manual 450 1,100
Sport seats 400  
Heated front seats 500  
Obstacle detection, rear 380  
Auto-dimming headlights 250  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550  
Premium Package 2,185  
Technology Package 2,140  
7-speed automated manual 430 1,056
Sport seats 365  
Heated front seats 455  
Obstacle detection, rear 345  
Auto-dimming headlights 230  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 500  
Options (change) 7,280 1,100
Options (change) 6,650 1,056
Destination 925 850
Total Price $47,505 $41,735

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 1-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI R
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $9,190
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $42,160
Model Year20132018
Model1-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim135iR
Body2dr Coupe4dr Hatch
Engine300hp I6292hp I4
TransmissionS7S7
DrivetrainRWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/25 MPG22/29 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)180, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/40-18235/35-19
Total Price$47,505$41,735
Adjustments for Features0-3,420
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$47,505$38,315

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Features Comparison: BMW 1-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20132018
Model1-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim135iR
Body2dr Coupe4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200$1200
RWD$0 
AWD $1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Cruise control$250 
Power rear side windows $200
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Universal garage door opener$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Backup collision intervention $150
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200
Lane departure warning $200
Obstacle detection, front $200
Rearview camera $200
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Tires, run-flat$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Cargo cover $75
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through $100
Second-row low console$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $100
Apple CarPlay support $100
Automatic air recirculation$100 
DVD-compatible player$0 
iPod integration$100 
Larger infotainment display $0
Media drive$15 
Mirrorlink support $0
Rear air vents $100
Rear wiper $175
Residual heat$50 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
USB port $100
Voice control for external devices$0 
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0 
Sunroof$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Fog lights$125 
Headlight washers$50 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250
LED headlights $1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Performance meter $150
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row $50
Door sill trim plates$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Memory system, driver seat$200 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Wood trim$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Total Value of Features$5,605$9,025
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,420
Value of Feature Adjustments0-156

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 1-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20132018
Model1-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body2dr Coupe4dr Hatch
Wheelbase104.7 in103.8 in
Length172.2 in167.6 in
Width68.8 in70.8 in
Height56.0 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,439 lb.3,373 lb.
Fuel Capacity14.0 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom37.9 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.0 in55.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.1 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.4 in53.9 in
Row 2 Legroom32.0 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
10.0 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
10.053.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 1-Series 135i

Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Universal garage door opener100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Compass0Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Illuminated visor mirror, driver40Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger40Yes
Total Requested153074%
Total Not Requested55026%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Media drive, large15No
App support100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Bluetooth audio streaming25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Bluetooth cell phone link100Yes
Total Requested130099%
Total Not Requested151%
Sport seats
FeatureValueRequested?
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seat50No
Power seatback bolsters, driver100No
Manual thigh support adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested10025%
Total Not Requested30075%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI R

7-speed automated manual
FeatureValueRequested?
7-speed automated manual0Yes
Launch control100Yes
Total Requested100100%
Total Not Requested00%

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