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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $28,070

Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring   
Difference: $7,180

Lowest Total Invoice: $26,539

Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring   
Difference: $7,197

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Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Golf / GTI
TrimGrand TouringGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $23,895 $34,095
Base Invoice $22,862 $32,651
i-ACTIVSENSE Package 1,100  
Premium Equipment Package 1,600  
Cargo net 50 100
All-weather floor mats 100 235
Door sill trim plates 125  
Cargo mat 75  
Interior ambient lighting 250  
i-ACTIVSENSE Package 946  
Premium Equipment Package 1,376  
Cargo net 40 80
All-weather floor mats 80 185
Door sill trim plates 100  
Cargo mat 60  
Interior ambient lighting 200  
Options (change) 3,300 335
Options (change) 2,802 265
Destination 875 820
Total Price $28,070 $35,250
Total Invoice $26,539 $33,736

The configured Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

Even when the Mazda Mazda3 and Volkswagen Golf / GTI are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring trim is $23,895. The features would cost an additional $3,300. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $28,070.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI Autobahn trim is $34,095. The features would cost an additional $335. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $35,250.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Mazda Mazda3 trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI Autobahn appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

Even when the Mazda Mazda3 and Volkswagen Golf / GTI are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring trim is $22,862. The features would cost an additional $2,802. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $26,539.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI Autobahn trim is $32,651. The features would cost an additional $265. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $33,736.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Mazda Mazda3 trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI Autobahn appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,240
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $6,297
Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Golf / GTI
TrimGrand TouringGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine184hp I4220hp I4
TransmissionM6M6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/45-18225/40-18
Total Price$28,070$35,250
Adjustments for Features0-940
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$28,070$34,310
Total Invoice$26,539$33,736
Adjustments for Features0-900
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$26,539$32,836

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Features Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Golf / GTI
TrimGrand TouringGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150$150
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Remote app $25
Universal garage door opener$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200 
Following distance indicator$25 
G-vectoring control$50 
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane departure warning system$200 
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention $100
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $0
Apple CarPlay support $0
CD player $125
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Mirrorlink support $0
MP3-compatible player $50
Rear air vents $100
SD Card slot $25
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Exterior 
Black grille (optional)$0 
Body kit $0
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0
Sunroof$900 
Sunroof, large $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Auto-dimming rearview mirror$150 
Compass $0
Digital instruments$0 
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Road sign information$75 
Xenon HID headlights $500
Powertrain 
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, passenger seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$3,800$4,740
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$940
Value of Feature Adjustments0-900

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Specifications Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Golf / GTI
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase106.3 in103.8 in
Length175.6 in167.5 in
Width70.7 in70.8 in
Height57.3 in57.2 in
Curb Weight2,876 lb.2,964 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.6 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.2 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.2 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.6 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.4 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.5 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.8 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
20.2 ft322.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
47.1 ft352.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring

i-ACTIVSENSE Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Road sign information75No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning system200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Total Requested70050%
Total Not Requested70050%
Premium Equipment Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Navigation system600Yes
Universal garage door opener100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic information25Yes
LED tail lights0No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750No
Total Requested85041%
Total Not Requested120059%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI Autobahn

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

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