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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Chevrolet Sonic Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Chevrolet Sonic Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $20,820

Chevrolet Sonic LT   
Difference: $10,835

Lowest Total Invoice: $19,915

Chevrolet Sonic LT   
Difference: $10,452

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2018201820182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIGolf / Rabbit / GTISonicSonic
TrimGTI SEGTI AutobahnLTPremier
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $30,470 $35,070 $17,795 $19,795
Base Invoice $29,252 $33,667 $17,083 $19,003
Cargo net 100 100 60 60
All-weather floor mats 235 235 140 140
Convenience Package     650  
Fun & Sun Package     1,300  
Sunroof       850
Cargo net 80 80 55 55
All-weather floor mats 185 185 127 127
Convenience Package     592  
Fun & Sun Package     1,183  
Sunroof       774
Options (change) 335 335 2,150 1,050
Options (change) 265 265 1,957 956
Destination 850 850 875 875
Total Price $31,655 $36,255 $20,820 $21,720
Total Invoice $30,367 $34,782 $19,915 $20,834

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Chevrolet Sonic

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Chevrolet Sonic LT
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,900
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $6,677
Model Year2018201820182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIGolf / Rabbit / GTISonicSonic
TrimGTI SEGTI AutobahnLTPremier
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine220hp I4220hp I4138hp I4138hp I4
TransmissionM6M6M5M6
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 8400, 9?, 6?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18205/50-17205/50-17
Total Price$31,655$36,255$20,820$21,720
Adjustments for Features-3,935-7,3600-150
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$27,720$28,895$20,820$21,570
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,175$0$750
Total Invoice$30,367$34,782$19,915$20,834
Adjustments for Features-3,775-7,0610-144
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$26,592$27,721$19,915$20,690
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,129$0$775

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Chevrolet Sonic

Model Year2018201820182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIGolf / Rabbit / GTISonicSonic
TrimGTI SEGTI AutobahnLTPremier
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150$150 $150
5-speed manual  $0 
FWD$0$0$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750  
Cruise control$250 $250$250
Heated steering wheel  $100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
4-wheel disc brakes$150$150  
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0  
Automatic braking, low-speed$200$200  
Blind spot warning system$200$200  
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear$100$100  
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100$100  
Forward collision warning$200$200  
Knee airbag, passenger  $100$100
Rear side airbags  $300$300
Rollover sensor  $50$50
Secondary collision brake assist$25$25  
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100  
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50$50  
Cargo mat$40$40  
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25  
Rear seat pass-through$100$100  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity  $50$50
Automatic climate control, front $200  
CD player$125$125  
Dual-zone climate control $125  
HD radio$50$50  
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15$15  
Larger infotainment display$0$0  
Mirrorlink support$0$0  
MP3-compatible player$50$50  
Navigation system $600  
Rain-sensing wipers$175$175  
Rear air vents$100$100  
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300  
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation  $325$325
Traffic + travel information $25  
Variable intermittent wipers  $75$75
Voice control for audio system$25 $25$25
Voice control for external devices  $0$0
Voice control for nav and audio $100  
Wi-Fi hotspot  $50$50
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25$25  
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0$0  
Sunroof  $900$900
Sunroof, large$1100$1100  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming rearview mirror $150  
Cornering lights$50$50  
Illuminated visor mirror, driver$50$50  
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger$50$50  
Interior ambient lighting$150$150  
LED headlights$1000$1000  
Steering-linked headlights$150$150  
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25$25  
Visor mirror, driver  $10$10
Visor mirror, passenger  $10$10
Powertrain 
Limited-slip front differential$500$500  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row$50$50  
Floor mats, second row (optional)  $0$0
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200$200  
Leather seating surfaces $900  
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50   
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50$50  
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat$50   
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50$50  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150  
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $100$100$100
Power height adjuster, driver seat $100$100$100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100  
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100  
Synthetic leather seating surfaces   $0
Upgraded floor mats  $0$0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500  
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200  
Wheels, dark finish  $0$0
Total Value of Features$6,380$9,805$2,445$2,595
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,935$7,360$0$150
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,775-7,0610-144

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Chevrolet Sonic

Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTISonic
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.8 in99.4 in
Length167.6 in159.8 in
Width70.8 in68.3 in
Height58.2 in59.7 in
Curb Weight2,946 lb.2,785 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.12.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in38.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in53.4 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in51.4 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in41.8 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in53.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in51.6 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in34.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
17.4 ft319.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
53.7 ft347.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Sonic LT

Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Upgraded instruments0No
Proximity key250Yes
Total Requested70088%
Total Not Requested10012%
Fun & Sun Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Wheels, dark finish0No
Sunroof900Yes
205/50HR17 tires400No
turbocharged
1.4L I4
DOHC-4v
138 hp@4900
148 lb-ft@1850
1000No
Total Requested115045%
Total Not Requested140055%

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