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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: $42,070

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI R   
Difference: $9,084

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172018
ModelISGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Base Price $41,370 $39,785
F Sport Package 2,715  
Blind spot warning system 600  
Obstacle detection, rear 500  
Navigation system 1,735  
AWD 2,165  
Illuminated door sill trim plates 425  
Rear spoiler 389  
Cargo net 65 100
All-weather floor mats 110 235
Cargo mat 105  
7-speed automated manual   1,100
F Sport Package 2,497  
Blind spot warning system 552  
Obstacle detection, rear 460  
Navigation system 1,604  
AWD 2,014  
Illuminated door sill trim plates 280  
Rear spoiler 259  
Cargo net 39 80
All-weather floor mats 65 185
Cargo mat 65  
7-speed automated manual   1,056
Options (change) 8,809 1,435
Options (change) 7,835 1,321
Destination 975 850
Total Price $51,154 $42,070

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI R
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $8,619
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $44,683
Model Year20172018
ModelISGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Engine306hp V6292hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/26 MPG22/29 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)293, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18235/35-19
Total Price$51,154$42,070
Adjustments for Features-4650
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$50,689$42,070

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

Model Year20172018
ModelISGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
7-speed automated manual $1200
Electronic engine sound enhancement$0 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Universal garage door opener$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Backup collision intervention $150
Blind spot warning system$200 
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100 
Forward collision warning$200 
High performance brake pads (optional)$0 
Knee airbag, passenger$75 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$0 
Rear side airbags$300 
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Temporary spare tire$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Cargo cover $75
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control 
Automatic air recirculation$100 
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear wiper $175
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Water-repellent front-door glass$15 
Engine / Motor 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500
Body kit $0
Android Auto support $100
Apple CarPlay support $100
DVD-compatible player$0 
Larger infotainment display $0
Mirrorlink support $0
Siri Eyes Free support$0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock$25 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Compass $0
Cornering lights $50
Steering-linked headlights $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Leather seating surfaces $900
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50
Metal pedals$75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces$0 
Upholstered instrument cluster hood$50 
Launch control $100
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Total Value of Features$6,380$5,915
Value of Feature Adjustments$465$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-4300

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

Model Year20172018
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 Weight3,737 lb.3,373 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,
10.8 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
10.853.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Lexus IS 350

F Sport Package
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Electronic engine sound enhancement0No
Special exterior trim0No
Special interior trim0No
Metal pedals75No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Performance meter150Yes
LED headlights500Yes
High performance brake pads (optional)0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
225/40YR18 tires200No
255/35YR18 tires200No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rearview camera200Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Total Requested215074%
Total Not Requested77526%
Navigation system
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0Yes
App support0Yes
Total Requested650100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI R

All-weather floor mats
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
7-speed automated manual
7-speed automated manual0Yes
Launch control100No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested100100%

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