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Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $24,465

Toyota Corolla XLE   
Difference: $7,580

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182017
ModelCorollaCorollaGolf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimXLEXSEe-Golf SEL Premium
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Base Price $21,985 $22,730 $36,995
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 349 349  
Entune Audio with Navigation 525 525  
Floor mats 224 224  
Cargo net 49 49 100
All-weather floor mats 239 239 235
Door sill trim plates 199 199  
Driver Assistance Package     1,395
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 274 274  
Entune Audio with Navigation 360 388  
Floor mats 139 139  
Cargo net 32 32 80
All-weather floor mats 135 135 185
Door sill trim plates 135 135  
Driver Assistance Package     0
Options (change) 1,585 1,585 1,730
Options (change) 1,075 1,103 265
Destination 895 895 820
Gas Tax 0 0 -7,500
Total Price $24,465 $25,210 $32,045

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price: Toyota Corolla XLE
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI e-Golf SEL Premium
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,480
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $27,921
Model Year201820182017
ModelCorollaCorollaGolf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimXLEXSEe-Golf SEL Premium
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Engine132hp I4132hp I4134hp E
TransmissionCVT-7CVT-7A1
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 6?, 6?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)205/55-16215/45-17205/55-16
Total Price$24,465$25,210$32,045
Adjustments for Features0-500-4,100
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$24,465$24,710$27,945
Cost Above Minimum$0$245$0

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Features Comparison: Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year201820182017
ModelCorollaCorollaGolf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimXLEXSEe-Golf SEL Premium
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100 
1-speed automatic  $800
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed  $1000
Remote app  $25
Semi-automated parking system  $500
Universal garage door opener$100$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
4-wheel disc brakes $150$150
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200 
Backup collision intervention  $150
Blind spot collision prevention  $150
Blind spot warning system  $200
Obstacle detection, front  $200
Obstacle detection, rear  $300
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100 
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention  $100
Rear cross-traffic detection  $100
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75 
Secondary collision brake assist  $25
Temporary spare tire$150$150 
Vehicle health reports  $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment  $50
Cargo cover  $75
Cargo tray$40$40 
Overhead sunglass holder  $25
Rear seat pass-through  $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support  $0
Apple CarPlay support  $0
Dual-zone climate control  $125
DVD-compatible player$0$0 
Electrically heated windshield  $250
Heat pump  $250
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15
Mirrorlink support  $0
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents  $100
Rear wiper  $175
SD Card slot  $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0 
Telematics service, such as OnStar  $300
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $25 
Rear spoiler $200$200
Sunroof$900$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Automatic headlights  $125
Interior ambient lighting  $150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display  $250
Tachometer$75$75 
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25
Powertrain 
36 kWh battery pack  $0
7.2 kW onboard charger  $500
DC quick-charging capability  $750
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates  $200
Manual height adjuster, driver seat  $50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat  $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $50
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat  $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels  $350
Electronic systems calibration selector  $200
Machined alloy wheels$350$350 
Total Value of Features$4,315$4,815$8,415
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$500$4,100
Value of Feature Adjustments0-457821

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Specifications Comparison: Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20182017
ModelCorollaGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Wheelbase106.3 in103.8 in
Length182.6 in167.5 in
Width69.9 in70.8 in
Height57.3 in57.2 in
Curb Weight2,821 lb.2,964 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.3 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.0 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom40.2 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.1 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.8 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room43.9 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom41.4 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
13.0 ft322.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
13.052.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Toyota Corolla XLE

Entune Audio with Navigation
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested725100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Toyota Corolla XSE

Entune Audio with Navigation
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested725100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI e-Golf SEL Premium

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot intervention150No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Blind spot warning system200No
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention100No
Total Requested180069%
Total Not Requested80031%

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