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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,040

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn   
Difference: $2,980

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20212020202020202020
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3
TrimGTI AutobahnA3 40A3 45S3RS 3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $36,945 $33,300 $36,500 $43,000 $56,200
Cargo net 100 155 155 155  
Premium Plus Package   3,250 3,250    
LED headlights   850 850    
Sport Package   650 650    
Carbon fiber rear spoiler   995 995    
Sport suspension (upgrade)   250 250    
Metallic paint (extra cost)   575 575 575 575
S Sport Package       1,100  
Cargo net 80 144 144 144  
Premium Plus Package   3,024 3,024    
LED headlights   792 792    
Sport Package   606 606    
Carbon fiber rear spoiler   926 926    
Sport suspension (upgrade)   233 233    
Metallic paint (extra cost)   536 536 536 536
S Sport Package       1,024  
Options (change) 100 6,725 6,725 1,830 575
Options (change) 80 6,261 6,261 1,704 536
Destination 995 995 995 995 995
Total Price $38,040 $41,020 $44,220 $45,825 $57,770

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Audi A3 / S3 / RS3

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,905
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $408
Model Year20212020202020202020
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3
TrimGTI AutobahnA3 40A3 45S3RS 3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine228hp I4184hp I4228hp I4288hp I4394hp I5
TransmissionM6S7S7S7S7
DrivetrainFWDFWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)400, 9180, 10180, 10180, 10180, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18235/35-19
Total Price$38,040$41,020$44,220$45,825$57,770
Adjustments for Features-9250-1,700-2,850-2,785
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,115$41,020$42,520$42,975$54,985
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,500$1,955$13,965

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Audi A3 / S3 / RS3

Model Year20212020202020202020
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3
TrimGTI AutobahnA3 40A3 45S3RS 3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150    
7-speed automated manual $1200$1200$1200$1200
FWD$0$0   
AWD  $1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750    
Cruise control $250$250$250$250
Remote app$25    
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear$100    
Knee airbag, passenger $100$100$100$100
Obstacle detection, front $200$200$200$200
Obstacle detection, rear $300$300$300$300
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100$100$100$100
Vehicle health reports$0    
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50    
Cargo cover$75    
Cargo net$40$40$40$40 
Overhead sunglass holder$25    
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100    
Automatic air recirculation $100$100$100$100
CD player$125    
Larger infotainment display$0    
Mirrorlink support$0    
Navigation system$600    
Rear wiper$175    
SD Card slot $25$25$25$25
SMS text-to-speech reader$25    
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300    
Traffic + travel information$25    
Voice control for nav and audio$100    
Exterior 
Carbon fiber rear spoiler $300$300  
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0  $0 
Rear spoiler$200  $200$200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror    $75
Boost gauge   $75$75
Fog light, rear $100$100$100$100
Fog lights$125    
Headlight washers    $50
Power-folding mirrors    $50
Steering-linked headlights$150    
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable   $500$500
Launch control   $100$100
Limited-slip front differential$500    
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100$100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim $100$100$100$100
Door sill trim plates $100$100$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200   $200
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150$150 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat    $50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50   $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50    
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $50$50$50$50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $50$50$50$50
Manual tilt adjuster, driver seat    $50
Manual tilt adjuster, passenger seat    $50
Metal pedals   $75$75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150$150$150$150
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100    
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100 
Power headrest fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $50$50$50 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100 
Power recliner, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100 
Synthetic suede door panel trim    $250
Synthetic suede steering wheel    $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500  $500$500
Total Value of Features$5,090$4,165$5,865$7,015$6,950
Value of Feature Adjustments$925$0$1,700$2,850$2,785
Value of Feature Adjustments-260-279-168-74

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Audi A3 / S3 / RS3

Model Year20212020
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in103.8 in
Length167.6 in175.4 in
Width70.8 in70.7 in
Height58.2 in55.7 in
Curb Weight2,874 lb.3,198 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in36.5 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in54.8 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in36.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in35.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
17.4 ft312.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
53.7 ft312.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 40

LED headlights
FeatureValueRequested?
LED headlights500Yes
Cornering lights50Yes
Total Requested550100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat50No
225/40HR18 tires400No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Proximity key250Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
Total Requested115046%
Total Not Requested135054%
Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Electronic systems calibration selector200Yes
Total Requested30060%
Total Not Requested20040%

Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 45

LED headlights
FeatureValueRequested?
LED headlights500Yes
Cornering lights50Yes
Total Requested550100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat50No
225/40HR18 tires400No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Proximity key250Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
Total Requested115046%
Total Not Requested135054%
Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Electronic systems calibration selector200Yes
Total Requested30060%
Total Not Requested20040%

Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 S3

S Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Painted brake calipers (optional)0Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%

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