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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Mazda Mazda3 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Mazda Mazda3 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $32,520

Mazda Mazda3 Turbo   
Difference: $6,855

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year202120212021
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIMazda3Mazda3
TrimGTI AutobahnTurboPremium Plus
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $36,945 $30,900 $33,750
All-weather floor mats 235 100 100
Cargo net 100 50 50
7-speed automated manual 1,100    
Cargo mat   75 75
Door sill trim plates   125 125
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   325 325
All-weather floor mats 185 80 80
Cargo net 80 40 40
7-speed automated manual 1,056    
Cargo mat   60 60
Door sill trim plates   100 100
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   260 260
Options (change) 1,435 675 675
Options (change) 1,321 540 540
Destination 995 945 945
Total Price $39,375 $32,520 $35,370

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Mazda Mazda3

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mazda Mazda3 Turbo
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,540
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $812
Model Year202120212021
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIMazda3Mazda3
TrimGTI AutobahnTurboPremium Plus
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine228hp I4250hp I4250hp I4
TransmissionS7T6T6
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)24/32 MPG23/32 MPG23/32 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)400, 9?, 12?, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18215/45-18215/45-18
Total Price$39,375$32,520$35,370
Adjustments for Features-31500
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$39,060$32,520$35,370
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,850

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Mazda Mazda3

Model Year202120212021
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIMazda3Mazda3
TrimGTI AutobahnTurboPremium Plus
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100$1100
FWD$0  
AWD $1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$600  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $850$850
Remote app$25  
Universal garage door opener $100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25$25
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200$200
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear$100  
Driver drowsiness monitor $150$150
Following distance indicator $25$25
G-vectoring control $100$100
Knee airbag, passenger $75$75
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200$200
Lane departure warning $200$200
Pedestrian detection $50$50
Secondary collision brake assist$25  
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100  
Vehicle health reports$0  
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50  
Cargo cover$75  
Rear seat pass-through$100  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player$125  
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15  
Larger infotainment display$0  
Mirrorlink support$0  
MP3-compatible player$50  
Navigation system$600  
Rear air vents$100  
Rear wiper$175  
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200  
Traffic + travel information$25  
Voice control for audio system $25$25
Voice control for nav and audio$100  
Exterior 
Body kit$0  
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0  
Rear spoiler$200  
Sunroof $900$900
Sunroof, large$1100  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200$200
Compass$0  
Cornering lights$50  
Fog lights$125  
Head-up display (HUD) $350$350
Heated mirrors$25  
Interior ambient lighting$150  
Powertrain 
Limited-slip front differential$500  
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200  
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50  
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50  
Memory system, driver seat $200$200
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500  
Electronic systems calibration selector$200  
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0  
Total Value of Features$7,065$6,750$6,750
Value of Feature Adjustments$315$0$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1900

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI vs. Mazda Mazda3

Model Year20212021
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIMazda3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.8 in107.3 in
Length167.6 in175.6 in
Width70.8 in70.7 in
Height58.2 in56.7 in
Curb Weight3,256 lb.3,371 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in38.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in55.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in54.6 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in42.3 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in37.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in53.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in50.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in35.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
17.4 ft320.1 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
53.7 ft30.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Mazda Mazda3 Turbo

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Universal garage door opener100No
Total Requested15060%
Total Not Requested10040%

Option Package Details
Mazda Mazda3 Premium Plus

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Universal garage door opener100No
Total Requested15060%
Total Not Requested10040%

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