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

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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $26,970

Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring   
Difference: $9,285

Lowest Total Invoice: $25,593

Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring   
Difference: $9,189

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelMazda3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimGrand TouringGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $23,895 $35,070
Base Invoice $22,862 $33,667
Premium Equipment Package 1,600  
Cargo net 50 100
All-weather floor mats 100 235
Cargo mat 75  
Interior ambient lighting 250  
Door sill trim plates 125  
Premium Equipment Package 1,376  
Cargo net 40 80
All-weather floor mats 80 185
Cargo mat 60  
Interior ambient lighting 200  
Door sill trim plates 100  
Options (change) 2,200 335
Options (change) 1,856 265
Destination 875 850
Total Price $26,970 $36,255
Total Invoice $25,593 $34,782

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,470
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,448
Model Year20182018
ModelMazda3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimGrand TouringGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine184hp I4220hp I4
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$26,970$36,255
Adjustments for Features0-1,815
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$26,970$34,440
Total Invoice$25,593$34,782
Adjustments for Features0-1,741
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$25,593$33,041

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Features Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20182018
ModelMazda3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimGrand TouringGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150$150
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 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear $100
Following distance indicator$25 
G-vectoring control$50 
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane departure warning$200 
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 $100
Apple CarPlay support $100
CD player $125
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Larger infotainment display $0
Mirrorlink support $0
MP3-compatible player $50
Rear air vents $100
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Black grille (optional)$0 
Body kit $0
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0
Sunroof, large $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Compass $0
Cornering lights $50
Digital instruments$0 
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
LED headlights $1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Road sign information$75 
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$3,650$5,465
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,815
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,741

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Specifications Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20182018
ModelMazda3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase106.3 in103.8 in
Length175.6 in167.6 in
Width70.7 in70.8 in
Height57.3 in58.2 in
Curb Weight2,876 lb.2,946 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,
20.2 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
47.1 ft353.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring

Premium Equipment Package
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Road sign information75No
Navigation system600Yes
Universal garage door opener100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Total Requested170063%
Total Not Requested100037%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn

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

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