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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: $29,670

Mazda Mazda3 Premium   
Difference: $8,605

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2021202120212021
ModelMazda3Mazda3Mazda3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimPremiumTurboPremium PlusGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $28,000 $31,050 $33,900 $36,945
Cargo net 50 50 50 100
All-weather floor mats 100 100 100 235
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 325 325 325  
Cargo mat 75 75 75  
Door sill trim plates 125 125 125  
Cargo net 40 40 40 80
All-weather floor mats 80 80 80 185
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 260 260 260  
Cargo mat 60 60 60  
Door sill trim plates 100 100 100  
Options (change) 675 675 675 335
Options (change) 540 540 540 265
Destination 995 995 995 995
Total Price $29,670 $32,720 $35,570 $38,275

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

Lowest Adjusted Price: Mazda Mazda3 Premium
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $8,090
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $233
Model Year2021202120212021
ModelMazda3Mazda3Mazda3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimPremiumTurboPremium PlusGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine186hp I4250hp I4250hp I4228hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 12?, 12?, 12400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/45-18215/45-18215/45-18225/40-18
Total Price$29,670$32,720$35,570$38,275
Adjustments for Features0-1,250-1,250-515
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$29,670$31,470$34,320$37,760
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,800$4,650$0

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

Model Year2021202120212021
ModelMazda3Mazda3Mazda3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimPremiumTurboPremium PlusGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100$1100 
6-speed manual   $150
FWD$0  $0
AWD $1700$1700 
Adaptive cruise control   $600
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$850$850$850 
Remote app   $25
Universal garage door opener$100$100$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25$25$25 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200$200 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear   $100
Driver drowsiness monitor$150$150$150 
Following distance indicator$25$25$25 
G-vectoring control$100$100$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$75$75$75 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200$200$200 
Lane departure warning$200$200$200 
Pedestrian detection$50$50$50 
Secondary collision brake assist   $25
Torque vectoring, brake-based   $100
Vehicle health reports   $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment   $50
Cargo cover$75  $75
Rear seat pass-through   $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player   $125
Heated windshield washer nozzles   $15
Larger infotainment display   $0
Mirrorlink support   $0
MP3-compatible player   $50
Navigation system   $600
Rear air vents   $100
Rear wiper$175  $175
Telematics service, such as OnStar   $200
Traffic + travel information   $25
Voice control for audio system$25$25$25 
Voice control for nav and audio   $100
Body kit   $0
Painted brake calipers (optional)   $0
Rear spoiler$200  $200
Sunroof, large   $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200$200$200 
Compass   $0
Cornering lights   $50
Fog lights   $125
Head-up display (HUD)$350$350$350 
Heated mirrors   $25
Interior ambient lighting   $150
Limited-slip front differential   $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates   $200
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat   $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat   $50
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat   $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat   $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical   $500
Electronic systems calibration selector   $200
Sport suspension (upgrade)   $0
Total Value of Features$5,500$6,750$6,750$6,015
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,250$1,250$515
Value of Feature Adjustments0-59-54-17

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

Model Year20212021
ModelMazda3Golf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase107.3 in103.8 in
Length175.6 in167.6 in
Width70.7 in70.8 in
Height56.7 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,093 lb.2,874 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.6 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.7 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.6 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.3 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.2 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.4 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room50.9 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
20.1 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
0.0 ft353.7 ft3

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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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