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

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Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Mazda Mazda3 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $28,720

Mazda Mazda3 Premium   
Difference: $2,880

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201220122019
ModelGolf / GTIGolf / GTIMazda3
TrimGTIRPremium
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $24,595 $34,590 $27,500
Autobahn Package 6,000    
All-weather floor mats 235 235 100
Sunroof and Navigation Package   1,500  
Cargo mat     75
Door sill trim plates     125
Autobahn Package 5,760    
All-weather floor mats 185 185 80
Sunroof and Navigation Package   1,440  
Cargo mat     60
Door sill trim plates     100
Options (change) 6,235 1,735 300
Options (change) 5,945 1,625 240
Destination 770 770 920
Total Price $31,600 $37,095 $28,720

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mazda Mazda3 Premium
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,840
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $29,366
Model Year201220122019
ModelGolf / GTIGolf / GTIMazda3
TrimGTIRPremium
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine200hp I4256hp I4186hp I4
TransmissionM6M6T6
DrivetrainFWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)300, 8300, 8?, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18215/45-18
Total Price$31,600$37,095$28,720
Adjustments for Features0-1,950-4,960
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$31,600$35,145$23,760
Cost Above Minimum$0$3,545$0

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Mazda Mazda3

Model Year201220122019
ModelGolf / GTIGolf / GTIMazda3
TrimGTIRPremium
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150$150 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100
FWD$0 $0
AWD $1700 
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed  $1000
Cruise control$250$250 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist  $25
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial  $200
Automatic braking, low-speed  $200
Blind spot warning system  $200
Cross-traffic warning, rear  $100
Driver drowsiness monitor  $150
Following distance indicator  $25
Forward collision warning  $200
G-vectoring control  $100
Knee airbag, driver  $100
Knee airbag, passenger  $100
Lane departure warning  $200
Lane keeping assist  $400
Pedestrian detection  $50
Rearview camera  $200
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50$50 
Rear seat pass-through$100$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support  $100
App support  $100
Apple CarPlay support  $100
Automatic climate control, front $200$200
CD player$125$125 
Dual-zone climate control $125$125
HD radio  $50
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15$15 
iPod integration$100$100 
MP3-compatible player$50$50 
Navigation system$600$600 
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents$100$100 
SD Card slot$25$25 
SMS text-to-speech reader  $25
USB port  $100
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Voice control for audio system  $25
Exterior 
Body kit $0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights  $200
Automatic headlights  $125
Compass$0$0 
Fog lights$125  
Head-up display (HUD)  $350
Headlight washers $50 
Heated mirrors$25$25 
LED headlights  $1000
Xenon HID headlights$500$500 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100$100 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50$50 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50$50 
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat$50$50 
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50$50 
Memory system, driver seat  $200
Metal pedals$75$75 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat  $100
Power height adjuster, driver seat  $100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat  $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0$0 
Total Value of Features$2,765$4,715$7,725
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,950$4,960
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,872-200

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Mazda Mazda3

Model Year20122019
ModelGolf / GTIMazda3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase101.5 in107.3 in
Length165.4 in175.6 in
Width70.3 in70.7 in
Height58.3 in56.7 in
Curb Weight2,969 lb.3,083 lb.
Fuel Capacity14.5 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.3 in38.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.7 in55.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in54.6 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in42.3 in
Row 2 Headroom38.5 in37.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room52.8 in53.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in50.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.5 in35.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
15.0 ft320.1 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
46.0 ft30.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI

Autobahn Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Dynaudio, 300W, 8 speakers350No
Navigation system600No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Audio controls on steering wheel125Yes
Sunroof900Yes
CD changer, in-dash200No
HD radio50No
SD Card slot25No
Total Requested282570%
Total Not Requested122530%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / GTI R

Sunroof and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600No
Sunroof900Yes
Dynaudio, 300W, 8 speakers350No
Total Requested90049%
Total Not Requested95051%

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