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Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Acura TLX Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Acura TLX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $41,295

Volkswagen Golf / GTI R   
Difference: $3,405

Lowest Total Invoice: $39,588

Volkswagen Golf / GTI R   
Difference: $2,888

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Model Year201720182018
ModelGolf / GTITLXTLX
TrimRV6V6 A-Spec
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $35,655 $36,200 $42,800
Base Invoice $34,229 $34,374 $40,626
DCC & Navigation Package 3,720    
6-speed automated manual 1,100    
Advance Package   7,550  
AWD     2,000
DCC & Navigation Package 3,483    
6-speed automated manual 1,056    
Advance Package   7,152  
AWD     1,895
Options (change) 4,820 7,550 2,000
Options (change) 4,539 7,152 1,895
Destination 820 950 950
Total Price $41,295 $44,700 $45,750
Total Invoice $39,588 $42,476 $43,471

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Acura TLX 4dr Sedan has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Volkswagen Golf / GTI and Acura TLX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R trim is $35,655. The features would cost an additional $4,820. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $41,295.

The base sticker price of the Acura TLX V6 trim is $36,200. The features would cost an additional $7,550. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $44,700.

The base sticker price of the Acura TLX V6 A-Spec trim is $42,800. The features would cost an additional $2,000. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $45,750.

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 Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Acura TLX trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Acura TLX V6 A-Spec 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 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Acura TLX 4dr Sedan has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Volkswagen Golf / GTI and Acura TLX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R trim is $34,229. The features would cost an additional $4,539. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $39,588.

The invoice of the Acura TLX V6 trim is $34,374. The features would cost an additional $7,152. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $42,476.

The invoice of the Acura TLX V6 A-Spec trim is $40,626. The features would cost an additional $1,895. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $43,471.

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 Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Acura TLX trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Acura TLX V6 A-Spec 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: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Acura TLX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / GTI R
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $490
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $116
Model Year201720182018
ModelGolf / GTITLXTLX
TrimRV6V6 A-Spec
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine292hp I4290hp V6290hp V6
TransmissionS6T9T9
DrivetrainAWDFWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/30 MPG21/30 MPG21/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)400, 9490, 10490, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/35-19225/50-18245/40-19
Total Price$41,295$44,700$45,750
Adjustments for Features0-2,765-3,965
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$41,295$41,935$41,785
Cost Above Minimum$0$150$0
Total Invoice$39,588$42,476$43,471
Adjustments for Features0-2,627-3,767
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$39,588$39,849$39,704
Cost Above Minimum$0$145$0

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Acura TLX

Model Year201720182018
ModelGolf / GTITLXTLX
TrimRV6V6 A-Spec
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed automated manual$1100  
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400$1400
AWD$1700 $1700
FWD $0 
Accessories 
Active noise reduction $0$0
Heated steering wheel $100 
Remote app$25  
Remote start $150$150
Remote window/roof operation $15$15
Universal garage door opener $100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0  
Around view cameras $500 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200$200
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200  
Lane keeping assist system $400$400
Pedestrian detection $50$50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100$100
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention$100  
Rearview camera$200 $200
Rollover sensor $50$50
Secondary collision brake assist$25  
Vehicle health reports$0  
Wide-view rear camera $0$0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50  
Cargo cover$75  
Rear seat pass-through$100  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-Audio-compatible player $0$0
Electrically heated windshield $250 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15  
Media drive $15$15
Mirrorlink support$0  
Rear wiper$175  
SD Card slot$25  
Surround sound $250$250
Wireless charging station $75$75
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)  $0
Body kit$0 $0
Sunroof $900$900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75 
Fog lights $125$125
Headlight washers$50  
LED headlights $1000$1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25$25
Power-folding mirrors $50 
Spotter mirror(s)  $50
Steering-linked headlights$150  
Xenon HID headlights$500  
Powertrain 
Active rear differential  $500
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable$500  
Launch control$100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300$300
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Heated second row seats $200 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200  
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50  
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50  
Memory system, driver seat $200$200
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Upgraded floor mats $0$0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500  
Adaptive dampers - mechanical $100$100
Alloy wheels$350  
Machined alloy wheels $350$350
Performance steering system (optional)  $0
Rear wheel steering $1500$1500
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 $0
Wheels, dark finish  $0
Total Value of Features$6,390$9,155$10,355
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,765$3,965
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,627-3,767

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Acura TLX

Model Year20172018
ModelGolf / GTITLX
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in109.3 in
Length167.5 in191.7 in
Width70.8 in73.0 in
Height57.2 in57.0 in
Curb Weight3,340 lb.3,765 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.17.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in37.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in57.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in55.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in42.6 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in36.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in55.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in54.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in34.5 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
22.8 ft314.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
52.7 ft314.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / GTI R

DCC & Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
235/35YR19 tires400No
Fender, 400W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention100No
Total Requested325071%
Total Not Requested135029%

Option Package Details
Acura TLX V6

Advance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Heated steering wheel100No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Power-folding mirrors50No
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Electrically heated windshield250No
Around view cameras300No
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat100No
Remote start150No
Wireless charging station75No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Fog lights125No
Rear spoiler200Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Surround sound250No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Upgraded floor mats0No
Navigation system600Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
DVD-Audio-compatible player0No
ELS, 490W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested307556%
Total Not Requested244044%

Option Package Details
Acura TLX V6 A-Spec

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Active rear differential500No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested500100%

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