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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: $37,940

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn   
Difference: $12,754

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2021202120212021
Model3-Series3-Series3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim330i330eM340iGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Base Price $41,250 $44,550 $54,700 $36,945
Luxury Design 0 0 0  
Driving Assistance Package 500 500 500  
Convenience Tier 1,750 1,750    
Premium Tier 2,900 2,900 2,900  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550 550  
Apple CarPlay support 300 300 300  
Blind spot warning system 500 500 500  
Leather seating surfaces 1,450 1,450 1,450  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200 1,200  
Luxury Design 0 0 0  
Driving Assistance Package 460 460 460  
Convenience Tier 1,610 1,610    
Premium Tier 2,670 2,670 2,670  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 505 505  
Apple CarPlay support 275 275 275  
Blind spot warning system 460 460 460  
Leather seating surfaces 1,335 1,335 1,335  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105 1,105 1,105  
Options (change) 9,150 9,150 7,400 0
Options (change) 8,420 8,420 6,810 0
Destination 995 995 995 995
Gas Tax 0 -4,001 0 0
Total Price $51,395 $50,694 $63,095 $37,940

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $10,724
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,202
Model Year2021202120212021
Model3-Series3-Series3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim330i330eM340iGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Engine255hp I4180hp I4 PiH382hp I6 H228hp I4
TransmissionT8T8T8M6
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 9205, 9600, 16400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/45-18225/45-18225/45-18225/40-18
Total Price$51,395$50,694$63,095$37,940
Adjustments for Features-1,905-2,030-2,1550
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$49,490$48,664$60,940$37,940
Cost Above Minimum$826$0$12,276$0

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

Model Year2021202120212021
Model3-Series3-Series3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim330i330eM340iGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300 
6-speed manual   $150
RWD$0$0$0 
FWD   $0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control   $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000$1000 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100$100$100 
Remote window/roof operation$15$15$15 
Universal garage door opener$100$100$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear   $100
Cross-traffic warning, rear   $100
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100$100 
Lane departure warning$200$200$200 
Pedestrian detection$50$50$50 
Secondary collision brake assist   $25
Temporary spare tire   $150
Tires, run-flat$150$150$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based   $100
Vehicle health reports   $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo cover   $75
Overhead sunglass holder   $25
Rear seat pass-through   $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50$50 
Android Auto support   $100
Automatic air recirculation$100$100$100 
DVD-compatible player$0$0$0 
Handwriting recognition$200$200$200 
In-vehicle Internet$150$150$150 
Larger infotainment display   $0
Media drive$15$15$15 
Mirrorlink support   $0
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0$0 
Rear air vents   $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150$150 
Rear wiper   $175
Residual heat$50$50$50 
S Voice support$0$0$0 
Satellite radio   $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250$250 
SMS text-to-speech reader   $25
Surround sound  $250 
Voice control for external devices$0$0$0 
Exterior 
Body kit   $0
Painted brake calipers (optional)   $0
Rear spoiler   $200
Sunroof$900$900$900 
Sunroof, large   $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75$75 
Cornering lights   $50
Head-up display (HUD)$350$350$350 
Large energy flow and fuel economy display $25  
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25$25 
Power-folding mirrors$50$50$50 
Steering-linked headlights   $150
Powertrain 
3.5 kW onboard charger $0  
8 kWh battery pack $0  
Automatic start / stop$150$150$150 
Limited-slip front differential   $500
Regenerative braking$0 $0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100$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$50$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50 
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Wood trim$300$300$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical   $500
Sport suspension (upgrade)   $0
Total Value of Features$6,880$7,005$7,130$4,975
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,905$2,030$2,155$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-349-217-2670

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

Model Year20212021
Model3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Wheelbase112.2 in103.8 in
Length185.7 in167.6 in
Width71.9 in70.8 in
Height56.8 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,590 lb.2,874 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.6 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.7 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room56.0 in55.9 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.6 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.6 in53.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.2 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
16.9 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
16.953.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330i

Luxury Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)25Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested25100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40062%
Total Not Requested25038%
Convenience Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
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 Requested130072%
Total Not Requested50028%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested95055%
Total Not Requested76545%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330e

Luxury Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)25Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested25100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40062%
Total Not Requested25038%
Convenience Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
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 Requested130072%
Total Not Requested50028%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested95055%
Total Not Requested76545%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M340i

Luxury Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)25Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested25100%
Total Not Requested00%
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
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested95055%
Total Not Requested76545%

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