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BMW i3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW i3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $28,765

Volkswagen Golf / GTI e-Golf SEL Premium   
Difference: $7,680

Lowest Total Invoice: $27,347

Volkswagen Golf / GTI e-Golf SEL Premium   
Difference: $6,338

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20152015
Modeli3Golf / GTI
TrimBasee-Golf SEL Premium
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $42,400 $35,445
Base Invoice $39,690 $34,027
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 500  
Options (change) 550 0
Options (change) 500 0
Destination 995 820
Gas Tax -7,500 -7,500
Total Price $36,445 $28,765
Total Invoice $33,685 $27,347

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW i3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / GTI e-Golf SEL Premium
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $9,495
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $8,064
Model Year20152015
Modeli3Golf / GTI
TrimBasee-Golf SEL Premium
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine168hp E115hp E
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)137/111 MPG126/105 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)100, 4?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)155/70-19205/55-16
Total Price$36,445$28,765
Adjustments for Features0-1,815
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$36,445$26,950
Total Invoice$33,685$27,347
Adjustments for Features0-1,726
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$33,685$25,621

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Features Comparison: BMW i3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20152015
Modeli3Golf / GTI
TrimBasee-Golf SEL Premium
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
1-speed automatic$800$800
FWD $0
Power rear side windows $200
Proximity key $250
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Knee airbag, driver $100
Obstacle detection, front $200
Rearview camera $200
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Console with shifter $150
Console without shifter$150 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Automatic air recirculation$100 
Aux input$50 
CD player $125
Dual-zone climate control $125
Electrically heated windshield $250
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
iPod integration $100
MP3-compatible player $50
Rear air vents $100
Residual heat$50 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SD Card slot $25
Traffic information $25
USB port$100 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Voice control for nav and audio $100
Carbon fiber body structure$0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Compass $0
Digital instruments$0 
Fog lights$125 
Heated mirrors $25
Large energy flow and fuel economy display$25 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
18 kWh battery pack$0 
24 kWh battery pack $0
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power recliner, driver seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Synthetic leather seating surfaces $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Total Value of Features$1,975$3,790
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,815
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,726

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Specifications Comparison: BMW i3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20152015
Modeli3Golf / GTI
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase101.2 in103.8 in
Length157.4 in167.5 in
Width69.9 in70.8 in
Height62.1 in57.2 in
Curb Weight2,634 lb.3,391 lb.
Fuel Capacity2.4 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.6 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in55.9 in
Row 1 Legroom0.0 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.2 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room50.4 in53.9 in
Row 2 Legroom0.0 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
2.8 ft322.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
11.8 ft352.7 ft3

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