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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: $26,970

Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring   
Difference: $9,285

Lowest Total Invoice: $25,593

Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring   
Difference: $9,189

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIMazda3
TrimGTI AutobahnGrand Touring
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $35,070 $23,895
Base Invoice $33,667 $22,862
All-weather floor mats 235 100
Cargo net 100 50
Premium Equipment Package   1,600
Cargo mat   75
Door sill trim plates   125
Interior ambient lighting   250
All-weather floor mats 185 80
Cargo net 80 40
Premium Equipment Package   1,376
Cargo mat   60
Door sill trim plates   100
Interior ambient lighting   200
Options (change) 335 2,200
Options (change) 265 1,856
Destination 850 875
Total Price $36,255 $26,970
Total Invoice $34,782 $25,593

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,470
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,448
Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIMazda3
TrimGTI AutobahnGrand Touring
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine220hp I4184hp I4
TransmissionM6M6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)400, 9?, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18215/45-18
Total Price$36,255$26,970
Adjustments for Features-1,8150
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$34,440$26,970
Total Invoice$34,782$25,593
Adjustments for Features-1,7410
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$33,041$25,593

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

Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIMazda3
TrimGTI AutobahnGrand Touring
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150$150
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel $100
Remote app$25 
Universal garage door opener $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear$100 
Following distance indicator $25
G-vectoring control $50
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Lane departure warning $200
Secondary collision brake assist$25 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Vehicle health reports$0 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$100 
Apple CarPlay support$100 
CD player$125 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
Larger infotainment display$0 
Mirrorlink support$0 
MP3-compatible player$50 
Rear air vents$100 
Surround sound $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Traffic + travel information$25 
Traffic information $25
Exterior 
Black grille (optional) $0
Body kit$0 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Sunroof $900
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
Compass$0 
Cornering lights$50 
Digital instruments $0
Head-up display (HUD) $350
LED headlights$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Road sign information $75
Powertrain 
Limited-slip front differential$500 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
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$5,465$3,650
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,815$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,7410

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

Model Year20182018
ModelGolf / Rabbit / GTIMazda3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.8 in106.3 in
Length167.6 in175.6 in
Width70.8 in70.7 in
Height58.2 in57.3 in
Curb Weight2,946 lb.2,876 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in38.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in57.2 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in42.2 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in37.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in54.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in53.5 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in35.8 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
17.4 ft320.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
53.7 ft347.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring

Premium Equipment Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Traffic information25Yes
Road sign information75No
Navigation system600Yes
Universal garage door opener100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested170063%
Total Not Requested100037%

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