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Lexus IS vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Lexus IS vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,275

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn   
Difference: $7,884

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year202020202021
ModelISISGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim300350GTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Base Price $38,560 $42,180 $36,945
Navigation system 1,735 1,735  
F Sport Package 3,145 3,155  
Blind spot warning system 600 600  
Cargo net 65 65 100
All-weather floor mats 110 110 235
Cargo mat 105 105  
Rear spoiler 389 389  
Illuminated door sill trim plates 425 425  
Navigation system 1,604 1,604  
F Sport Package 2,893 2,904  
Blind spot warning system 552 552  
Cargo net 39 39 80
All-weather floor mats 65 65 185
Cargo mat 65 65  
Rear spoiler 259 259  
Illuminated door sill trim plates 280 280  
Options (change) 6,574 6,584 335
Options (change) 5,757 5,768 265
Destination 1,025 1,025 995
Total Price $46,159 $49,789 $38,275

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Lexus IS vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,469
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,408
Model Year202020202021
ModelISISGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim300350GTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Engine241hp I4306hp V6228hp I4
TransmissionT8T8M6
DrivetrainRWDRWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)293, 8293, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18
Total Price$46,159$49,789$38,275
Adjustments for Features-415-9150
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$45,744$48,874$38,275
Cost Above Minimum$0$3,130$0

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Features Comparison: Lexus IS vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year202020202021
ModelISISGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim300350GTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300 
6-speed manual  $150
RWD$0$0 
FWD  $0
Accessories 
Electronic engine sound enhancement$0$0 
Remote window/roof operation$15$15 
Universal garage door opener$100$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats  $0
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear  $100
High performance brake pads (optional)$0$0 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200$200 
Lane departure warning$200$200 
Pedestrian detection$50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100 
Rear side airbags$300$300 
Secondary collision brake assist  $25
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment  $50
Cargo cover  $75
Rear seat pass-through  $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support  $100
Apple CarPlay support  $100
Automatic air recirculation$100$100 
DVD-compatible player$0$0 
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15
Larger infotainment display  $0
Mirrorlink support  $0
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear wiper  $175
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0 
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Water-repellent front-door glass$15$15 
Exterior 
Body kit  $0
Painted brake calipers (optional)  $0
Sunroof$900$900 
Sunroof, large  $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock$25$25 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75 
Auto-dimming headlights$200$200 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75$75 
Compass  $0
Cornering lights  $50
Fog lights  $125
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250 
Performance meter$150$150 
Steering-linked headlights  $150
Powertrain 
Limited-slip front differential  $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300$300 
Leather seating surfaces  $900
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat  $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $50
Metal pedals$75$75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $150
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces$0$0 
Upholstered instrument cluster hood$50$50 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500$500
Total Value of Features$5,155$5,655$4,740
Value of Feature Adjustments$415$915$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-61-1250

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Specifications Comparison: Lexus IS vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20202021
ModelISGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Wheelbase110.2 in103.8 in
Length184.3 in167.6 in
Width71.3 in70.8 in
Height56.3 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,584 lb.2,874 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.4 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.2 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.3 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom44.8 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom36.9 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.4 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room54.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom32.2 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
10.8 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
10.853.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Lexus IS 300

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested750100%
Total Not Requested00%
F Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Electronic engine sound enhancement0No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Performance meter150No
LED headlights500Yes
High performance brake pads (optional)0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Special exterior trim0No
Special interior trim0No
Metal pedals75No
Front sport buckets100Yes
255/35YR18 tires200No
225/40YR18 tires200No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested105047%
Total Not Requested117553%

Option Package Details
Lexus IS 350

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested750100%
Total Not Requested00%
F Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Electronic engine sound enhancement0No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Performance meter150No
LED headlights500Yes
High performance brake pads (optional)0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Special exterior trim0No
Special interior trim0No
Metal pedals75No
Front sport buckets100Yes
255/35YR18 tires200No
225/40YR18 tires200No
Heated front seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested175060%
Total Not Requested117540%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%

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