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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: $34,470

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE   
Difference: $7,185

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Model Year2020202020202020
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3
TrimGTI SEA3 40A3 45S3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $32,195 $33,300 $36,500 $43,000
All-weather floor mats 235 180 180  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 325      
Leather seating surfaces 695      
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  
Universal garage door opener   295 295 295
Sport suspension (upgrade)   250 250  
Cargo mat   160 160  
Metallic paint (extra cost)   575 575 575
All-weather floor mats 185 168 168  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 270      
Leather seating surfaces 598      
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  
Universal garage door opener   274 274 274
Sport suspension (upgrade)   233 233  
Cargo mat   149 149  
Metallic paint (extra cost)   536 536 536
Options (change) 1,355 7,360 7,360 1,025
Options (change) 1,133 6,852 6,852 954
Destination 920 995 995 995
Total Price $34,470 $41,655 $44,855 $45,020

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

Lowest Adjusted Price: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 S3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,735
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $264
Model Year2020202020202020
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3
TrimGTI SEA3 40A3 45S3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine228hp I4184hp I4228hp I4288hp I4
TransmissionM6S7S7S7
DrivetrainFWDFWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 8180, 10180, 10180, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18
Total Price$34,470$41,655$44,855$45,020
Adjustments for Features0-1,450-3,150-3,685
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$34,470$40,205$41,705$41,335
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,500$1,130

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

Model Year2020202020202020
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3
TrimGTI SEA3 40A3 45S3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150   
7-speed automated manual $1200$1200$1200
FWD$0$0  
AWD  $1700$1700
Accessories 
Remote app$25   
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear$100   
Knee airbag, passenger $100$100$100
Obstacle detection, front $200$200$200
Obstacle detection, rear $300$300$300
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100$100$100
Vehicle health reports$0   
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50   
Cargo cover$75   
Cargo mat$40$40$40 
Overhead sunglass holder$25   
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100   
Automatic air recirculation $100$100$100
Automatic climate control, front $200$200$200
CD player$125   
Dual-zone climate control $125$125$125
Larger infotainment display$0   
Mirrorlink support$0   
Rear wiper$175   
SD Card slot $25$25$25
SMS text-to-speech reader$25   
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300   
Voice control for audio system$25   
Exterior 
Carbon fiber rear spoiler $300$300 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0   
Rear spoiler$200  $200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Boost gauge   $75
Fog light, rear $100$100$100
Fog lights$125   
Steering-linked headlights$150   
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable   $500
Launch control   $100
Limited-slip front differential$500   
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
All-weather floor mats$75$75$75 
Aluminum trim $100$100$100
Door sill trim plates $100$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   
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $50$50$50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $50$50$50
Metal pedals   $75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150$150$150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150$150$150
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
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100$100$100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100
Total Value of Features$2,665$4,115$5,815$6,350
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,450$3,150$3,685
Value of Feature Adjustments0-273-551-160

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

Model Year20202020
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 fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
225/40HR18 tires400No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Body kit0Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
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 fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
225/40HR18 tires400No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Body kit0Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
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%

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