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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: $40,735

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI R   
Difference: $8,002

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3
TrimRA3 e-tron
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $39,785 $39,500
Cargo net 100 155
6-speed manual 0  
Premium Plus Package   3,100
Prestige Package   8,600
Metallic paint (extra cost)   575
Cargo net 80 144
6-speed manual 0  
Premium Plus Package   2,884
Prestige Package   7,998
Metallic paint (extra cost)   536
Options (change) 100 12,430
Options (change) 80 11,562
Destination 850 975
Gas Tax 0 -4,168
Total Price $40,735 $48,737

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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 R
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,687
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $42,958
Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3
TrimRA3 e-tron
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine292hp I4150hp I4 PiH
TransmissionM6S6
DrivetrainAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)21/29 MPG19/28 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)400, 9705, 14
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/35-19225/40-18
Total Price$40,735$48,737
Adjustments for Features0-1,315
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$40,735$47,422

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

Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3
TrimRA3 e-tron
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150 
6-speed automated manual $1100
AWD$1700 
FWD $0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Universal garage door opener $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Backup collision intervention$150 
Blind spot warning system $200
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100
Forward collision warning $200
Knee airbag, passenger $100
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rear side airbags $300
Vehicle health reports$0 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50
App support$100 
Automatic air recirculation $100
CD player$125 
DVD-compatible player $0
Handwriting recognition $200
In-vehicle Internet $150
Larger infotainment display$0 
Media drive $15
Mirrorlink support$0 
SD Card slot $25
SMS text-to-speech reader$25 
Surround sound $250
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25 
Sunroof, large $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75
Fog light, rear $100
Large energy flow and fuel economy display $25
Performance meter$150 
Power-folding mirrors $50
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Tachometer$75 
Powertrain 
3.6 kW onboard charger $0
9 kWh battery pack $0
Automatic start / stop $150
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable$500 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim $100
Door sill trim plates $100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat $50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Manual tilt adjuster, driver seat $50
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power recliner, driver seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$5,175$6,490
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,315
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,217

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

Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.8 in103.5 in
Length167.6 in169.8 in
Width70.8 in70.3 in
Height58.2 in56.1 in
Curb Weight3,300 lb.4,012 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.10.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in36.9 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in54.8 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in37.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in52.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in35.4 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
17.4 ft39.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
53.7 ft339.5 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 e-tron

Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
225/40HR18 tires400No
Android Auto support100Yes
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200No
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Total Requested85052%
Total Not Requested80048%
Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100No
LED headlights500Yes
Cornering lights50Yes
Surround sound250No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200No
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Speed limit information0No
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
4G LTE connectivity50No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested327557%
Total Not Requested244043%

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