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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: $34,135

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE   
Difference: $17,359

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20212020
Model3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim330eGTI SE
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Base Price $46,550 $32,195
Luxury Design 0  
Driving Assistance Package 500  
Convenience Tier 1,750  
Premium Tier 2,900  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550  
Apple CarPlay support 300  
Blind spot warning system 500  
Leather seating surfaces 1,450 695
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   325
Luxury Design 0  
Driving Assistance Package 460  
Convenience Tier 1,610  
Premium Tier 2,670  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505  
Apple CarPlay support 275  
Blind spot warning system 460  
Leather seating surfaces 1,335 598
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   270
Options (change) 7,950 1,020
Options (change) 7,315 868
Destination 995 920
Gas Tax -4,001 0
Total Price $51,494 $34,135

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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 SE
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $13,804
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,224
Model Year20212020
Model3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim330eGTI SE
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Engine180hp I4 PiH228hp I4
TransmissionT8M6
DrivetrainRWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 9?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/45-18225/40-18
Total Price$51,494$34,135
Adjustments for Features-3,5550
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$47,939$34,135

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

Model Year20212020
Model3-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim330eGTI SE
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300 
6-speed manual $150
RWD$0 
FWD $0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear $100
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure warning$200 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Temporary spare tire $150
Tires, run-flat$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 
Android Auto support $100
Automatic air recirculation$100 
Automatic climate control, front$200 
Dual-zone climate control$125 
DVD-compatible player$0 
Handwriting recognition$200 
In-vehicle Internet$150 
Larger infotainment display $0
Media drive$15 
Mirrorlink support $0
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Navigation system$600 
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Rear wiper $175
Residual heat$50 
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SMS text-to-speech reader $25
Traffic + travel information$25 
Voice control for audio system $25
Voice control for external devices$0 
Voice control for nav and audio$100 
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0
Rear spoiler $200
Sunroof$900 
Sunroof, large $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Cornering lights $50
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
Large energy flow and fuel economy display$25 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Powertrain 
3.5 kW onboard charger$0 
8 kWh battery pack$0 
Automatic start / stop$150 
Limited-slip front differential $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Manual height adjuster, driver seat $50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver 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, driver seat$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Wood trim$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$7,405$3,850
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,555$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2970

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

Model Year20212020
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 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
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Total Requested115064%
Total Not Requested65036%
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 audio100No
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Navigation system600No
Traffic + travel information25No
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested22513%
Total Not Requested149087%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%

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