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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. BMW i3 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. BMW i3 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $35,920

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn   
Difference: $6,075

Lowest Total Invoice: $34,517

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn   
Difference: $4,723

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIi3
TrimGTI AutobahnBase
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $35,070 $44,450
Base Invoice $33,667 $42,020
Technology & Driver Assistance Package   2,350
Metallic paint (extra cost)   700
Sunroof   1,000
Technology & Driver Assistance Package   2,160
Metallic paint (extra cost)   645
Sunroof   920
Options (change) 0 4,050
Options (change) 0 3,725
Destination 850 995
Gas Tax 0 -7,500
Total Price $35,920 $41,995
Total Invoice $34,517 $39,240

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. BMW i3

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,825
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $6,405
Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIi3
TrimGTI AutobahnBase
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine220hp I4168hp E
TransmissionM6A1
DrivetrainFWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)400, 9100, 4
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18155/70-19
Total Price$35,920$41,995
Adjustments for Features-1,7500
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$34,170$41,995
Total Invoice$34,517$39,240
Adjustments for Features-1,6820
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$32,835$39,240

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. BMW i3

Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIi3
TrimGTI AutobahnBase
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150 
1-speed automatic $800
FWD$0 
RWD $0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Power rear side windows$200 
Universal garage door opener $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Blind spot warning system$200 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear$100 
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100 
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Obstacle detection, rear $300
Pedestrian detection $50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rearview camera$200 
Secondary collision brake assist$25 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Vehicle health reports$0 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$100 
Apple CarPlay support$100 
Automatic air recirculation $100
CD player$125 
Dual-zone climate control$125 
Handwriting recognition $200
Heat pump $250
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
In-vehicle Internet $150
Larger infotainment display$0 
Media drive $15
Mirrorlink support$0 
MP3-compatible player$50 
Rear air vents$100 
Residual heat $50
S Voice support $0
Satellite radio$200 
Satellite radio - one year subscription $250
Siri Eyes Free support $0
SMS text-to-speech reader$25 
Text dictation $50
Voice control for external devices $0
Exterior 
Body kit$0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25 
Carbon fiber body structure $0
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Sunroof $900
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Compass$0 
Cornering lights$50 
Digital instruments $0
Heated mirrors$25 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Large energy flow and fuel economy display $25
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
Tachometer$75 
Powertrain 
33 kWh battery pack $0
7.2 kW onboard charger $500
DC quick-charging capability $750
Limited-slip front differential$500 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row$50 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Leather seating surfaces$900 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power recliner, driver seat$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$7,715$5,965
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,750$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,6820

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. BMW i3

Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIi3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.8 in101.2 in
Length167.6 in157.4 in
Width70.8 in69.9 in
Height58.2 in62.1 in
Curb Weight2,946 lb.2,962 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.2.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in39.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in54.8 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in0.0 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in37.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in50.4 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
17.4 ft32.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
53.7 ft311.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW i3

Technology & Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Smartphone integration0No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
App support100Yes
Text dictation50No
Pedestrian detection50No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
Total Requested62532%
Total Not Requested131568%

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