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Toyota Corolla 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.

Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $24,501

Toyota Corolla XSE   
Difference: $10,749

Lowest Total Invoice: $22,506

Toyota Corolla XSE   
Difference: $11,230

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Model Year20172017
ModelCorollaGolf / GTI
TrimXSEGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Base Price $22,680 $34,095
Base Invoice $21,000 $32,651
Entune Audio with Navigation 525  
Floor mats 129  
Cargo net 49 100
All-weather floor mats 139 235
Cargo mat 94  
Entune Audio with Navigation 364  
Floor mats 80  
Cargo net 35 80
All-weather floor mats 86 185
Cargo mat 56  
Options (change) 936 335
Options (change) 621 265
Destination 885 820
Total Price $24,501 $35,250
Total Invoice $22,506 $33,736

The configured Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

Even when the Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf / GTI are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Toyota Corolla XSE trim is $22,680. The features would cost an additional $936. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $24,501.

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 Toyota Corolla 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.

The configured Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

Even when the Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf / GTI are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Toyota Corolla XSE trim is $21,000. The features would cost an additional $621. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $22,506.

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 Toyota Corolla trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 1. 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: Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Toyota Corolla XSE
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $8,204
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $8,794
Model Year20172017
ModelCorollaGolf / GTI
TrimXSEGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Engine132hp I4220hp I4
TransmissionCVT-7M6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 6400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/45-17225/40-18
Total Price$24,501$35,250
Adjustments for Features0-2,545
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$24,501$32,705
Total Invoice$22,506$33,736
Adjustments for Features0-2,436
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$22,506$31,300

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Features Comparison: Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20172017
ModelCorollaGolf / GTI
TrimXSEGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Sedan4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
6-speed manual $150
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Remote app $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200 
Blind spot warning system $200
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Lane departure warning system$200 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100 
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention $100
Rear cross-traffic detection $100
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75 
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Cargo cover $75
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 
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 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0
Sunroof$900 
Sunroof, large $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Automatic headlights $125
Compass $0
Fog lights $125
Illuminated visor mirror, driver $50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger $50
Interior ambient lighting $150
LED headlights$1000 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Visor mirror, driver$10 
Visor mirror, passenger$10 
Xenon HID headlights $500
Powertrain 
Limited-slip front differential $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Leather seating surfaces $900
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Synthetic leather seating surfaces$0 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Alloy wheels $350
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$4,570$7,115
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,545
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,436

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Specifications Comparison: Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20172017
ModelCorollaGolf / 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 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 / GTI GTI Autobahn

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

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