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Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Volkswagen Beetle Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Volkswagen Beetle Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $24,945

Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune   
Difference: $870

Lowest Total Invoice: $23,955

Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune   
Difference: $860

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelGolf / GTIBeetleBeetle
TrimGTI S1.8T DuneR-Line SEL
Body2dr Hatch2dr Hatch2dr Hatch
Base Price $24,995 $23,995 $32,550
Base Invoice $23,995 $23,035 $31,249
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)   130 130
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)   100 100
Options (change) 0 130 130
Options (change) 0 100 100
Destination 820 820 820
Total Price $25,815 $24,945 $33,500
Total Invoice $24,815 $23,955 $32,169

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

The configured Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

Even when the Volkswagen Golf / GTI and Volkswagen Beetle are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI S trim is $24,995. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $25,815.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune trim is $23,995. The features would cost an additional $130. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $24,945.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Beetle R-Line SEL trim is $32,550. The features would cost an additional $130. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $33,500.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Beetle trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2dr Hatch

The configured Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

Even when the Volkswagen Golf / GTI and Volkswagen Beetle are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI S trim is $23,995. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $24,815.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune trim is $23,035. The features would cost an additional $100. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $23,955.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Beetle R-Line SEL trim is $31,249. The features would cost an additional $100. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $32,169.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Beetle trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,665
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,623
Model Year201720172017
ModelGolf / GTIBeetleBeetle
TrimGTI S1.8T DuneR-Line SEL
Body2dr Hatch2dr Hatch2dr Hatch
Engine210hp I4170hp I4210hp I4
TransmissionM6T6S6
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 8?, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18235/45-18235/40-19
Total Price$25,815$24,945$33,500
Adjustments for Features0-795-5,370
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$25,815$24,150$28,130
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$3,980
Total Invoice$24,815$23,955$32,169
Adjustments for Features0-763-5,157
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$24,815$23,192$27,012
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$3,820

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Model Year201720172017
ModelGolf / GTIBeetleBeetle
TrimGTI S1.8T DuneR-Line SEL
Body2dr Hatch2dr Hatch2dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100 
6-speed automated manual  $1100
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Proximity key  $250
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Blind spot warning system  $200
Knee airbag, driver$100  
Obstacle detection, front $200$200
Obstacle detection, rear $300$300
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention  $100
Rear cross-traffic detection  $100
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100  
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50  
Overhead sunglass holder$25  
Rear seat pass-through$100  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Automatic climate control, front  $200
Dual-zone climate control  $125
Navigation system  $600
Rear air vents$100  
Rear wiper$175  
Traffic + travel information  $25
Voice control for audio system$25$25 
Voice control for nav and audio  $100
Exterior 
Body kit$0  
Larger rear spoiler $200 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 $0
Rear spoiler$200 $200
Sunroof  $900
Wheel-lip moldings $75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming rearview mirror $150$150
Automatic headlights $125$125
Boost gauge  $75
Chronometer  $100
Compass$0  
Cornering lights $75$75
Illuminated visor mirror, driver$50  
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger$50  
Interior ambient lighting$150  
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150$150
Visor mirror, driver $10$10
Visor mirror, passenger $10$10
Xenon HID headlights  $500
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row$50  
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200  
Leather door panel trim  $250
Leather seating surfaces  $900
Metal pedals  $75
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200  
Raised heavy-duty suspension $0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 $0
Total Value of Features$1,725$2,520$7,095
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$795$5,370
Value of Feature Adjustments0-763-5,157

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Model Year20172017
ModelGolf / GTIBeetle
Body2dr Hatch2dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.8 in100.0 in
Length167.5 in168.4 in
Width70.5 in71.2 in
Height57.2 in58.5 in
Curb Weight2,902 lb.3,019 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in39.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in55.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in41.3 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in49.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in31.4 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
22.8 ft315.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
52.7 ft329.9 ft3

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