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BMW 3-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 3-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $31,095

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI SEL   
Difference: $22,600

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
Model3-Series3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim328d330iSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $45,950 $44,450 $30,245
Luxury Design 0 0  
Convenience Tier 850 850  
Driving Assistance Package 500 500  
Premium Tier 2,900 2,900  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550  
Apple CarPlay support 300 300  
Blind spot warning system 500 500  
Leather seating surfaces 1,450 1,450  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200  
Luxury Design 0 0  
Convenience Tier 780 780  
Driving Assistance Package 460 460  
Premium Tier 2,670 2,670  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 505  
Apple CarPlay support 275 275  
Blind spot warning system 460 460  
Leather seating surfaces 1,335 1,335  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105 1,105  
Options (change) 8,250 8,250 0
Options (change) 7,590 7,590 0
Destination 995 995 850
Total Price $55,195 $53,695 $31,095

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI SEL
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $16,380
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $43,893
Model Year201820182018
Model3-Series3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim328d330iSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine180hp I4 D248hp I4170hp I4
TransmissionT8T8T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 9205, 9400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/50-17225/50-17225/45-17
Total Price$55,195$53,695$31,095
Adjustments for Features-6,120-6,2200
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$49,075$47,475$31,095
Cost Above Minimum$1,600$0$0

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year201820182018
Model3-Series3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim328d330iSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100
AWD$1700$1700 
FWD  $0
Accessories 
AC power outlet  $100
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100$100 
Remote window/roof operation$15$15 
Universal garage door opener$100$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear  $100
Cross-traffic warning, rear  $100
Hill descent control$250$250 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100 
Lane departure warning$200$200 
Pedestrian detection$50$50 
Secondary collision brake assist  $25
Temporary spare tire  $150
Tires, run-flat$150$150 
Vehicle health reports  $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo area partition net$40$40 
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150$150 
Rear seat pass-through  $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50 
Android Auto support  $100
Automatic air recirculation$100$100 
DVD-compatible player$0$0 
Handwriting recognition$200$200 
In-vehicle Internet$150$150 
Larger infotainment display  $0
Media drive$15$15 
Mirrorlink support  $0
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0 
Rear air vents  $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150 
Residual heat$50$50 
S Voice support$0$0 
Satellite radio  $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250 
SMS text-to-speech reader  $25
Voice control for external devices$0$0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75 
Head-up display (HUD)$350$350 
LED headlights$1000$1000 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25 
Power-folding mirrors$50$50 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150$150 
Launch control $100 
Regenerative braking$0$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100 
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50 
Memory system, driver seat$200$200 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100 
Wood trim$300$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200 
Total Value of Features$9,020$9,120$2,900
Value of Feature Adjustments$6,120$6,220$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-5,766-5,8620

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Wheelbase110.6 in103.5 in
Length182.0 in179.8 in
Width71.3 in70.8 in
Height56.3 in58.3 in
Curb Weight3,663 lb.3,054 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.4 in38.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in55.9 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom38.3 in38.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in53.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.0 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
17.5 ft330.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
53.0 ft366.5 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 328d

Luxury Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Roof rails250Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)25Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested275100%
Total Not Requested00%
Convenience Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested40044%
Total Not Requested50056%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40062%
Total Not Requested25038%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested95055%
Total Not Requested76545%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330i

Luxury Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Roof rails250Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)25Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested275100%
Total Not Requested00%
Convenience Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested40044%
Total Not Requested50056%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40062%
Total Not Requested25038%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested95055%
Total Not Requested76545%

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