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Subaru Impreza / WRX vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Impreza / WRX vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $31,050

Subaru Impreza / WRX WRX Limited   
Difference: $10,785

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20122018
ModelImpreza / WRXGolf / GTI
TrimWRX LimitedR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $29,095 $39,785
Navigation system 1,000  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 165  
Cargo net 40 100
7-speed automated manual   1,100
Navigation system 888  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 107  
Cargo net 26 80
7-speed automated manual   1,056
Options (change) 1,205 1,200
Options (change) 1,021 1,136
Destination 750 850
Total Price $31,050 $41,835

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Impreza / WRX vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price: Subaru Impreza / WRX WRX Limited
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / GTI R
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,640
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $27,529
Model Year20122018
ModelImpreza / WRXGolf / GTI
TrimWRX LimitedR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine265hp H4292hp I4
TransmissionM5S7
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/25 MPG22/29 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 6400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/45-17235/35-19
Total Price$31,050$41,835
Adjustments for Features0-7,145
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$31,050$34,690

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Features Comparison: Subaru Impreza / WRX vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20122018
ModelImpreza / WRXGolf / GTI
TrimWRX LimitedR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
5-speed manual$0 
7-speed automated manual $1200
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Cruise control$250 
Proximity key $250
Remote app $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Backup collision intervention $150
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200
Lane departure warning $200
Obstacle detection, front $200
Obstacle detection, rear $300
Rearview camera $200
Rollover sensor$50 
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Temporary spare tire$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $100
App support $100
Apple CarPlay support $100
Dual-zone climate control $125
HD radio $50
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Larger infotainment display $0
Mirrorlink support $0
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents $100
SMS text-to-speech reader $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Traffic + travel information $25
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wiper de-icer$25 
Exterior 
Hood scoop$100 
Sunroof$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
Automatic headlights $125
Automatic-off headlights$25 
Cornering lights $50
Fog lights$125 
Illuminated visor mirror, driver $50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger $50
Interior ambient lighting $150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250
LED headlights $1000
Performance meter $150
Steering-linked headlights $150
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25
Visor mirror, driver$10 
Visor mirror, passenger$10 
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500
Launch control $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row $50
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50 
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, driver seat $100
Power height adjuster, driver seat $100
Power recliner, driver seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Total Value of Features$4,045$11,190
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$7,145
Value of Feature Adjustments0-339

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Impreza / WRX vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20122018
ModelImpreza / WRXGolf / GTI
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase104.1 in103.8 in
Length173.8 in167.6 in
Width68.5 in70.8 in
Height57.6 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,208 lb.3,373 lb.
Fuel Capacity14.6 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.7 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.6 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.2 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom43.5 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.2 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.2 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room52.2 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.4 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
22.4 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
49.7 ft353.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / GTI R

7-speed automated manual
FeatureValueRequested?
7-speed automated manual0Yes
Launch control100No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested100100%

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