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Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Volkswagen Passat 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 Passat Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,190

Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Premium   
Difference: $825

Lowest Total Invoice: $32,624

Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Premium   
Difference: $927

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelGolf / GTIPassatPassat
TrimGTI Autobahn1.8T SEL PremiumV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $34,095 $30,995 $33,995
Base Invoice $32,651 $29,724 $32,601
Cargo net 100 100 100
Rear spoiler   375 375
Body kit   1,900 1,900
Cargo net 80 80 80
Rear spoiler   300 300
Body kit   1,700 1,700
Options (change) 100 2,375 2,375
Options (change) 80 2,080 2,080
Destination 820 820 820
Total Price $35,015 $34,190 $37,190
Total Invoice $33,551 $32,624 $35,501

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

The configured Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

Even when the Volkswagen Golf / GTI and Volkswagen Passat are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI Autobahn trim is $34,095. The features would cost an additional $100. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $35,015.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Premium trim is $30,995. The features would cost an additional $2,375. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $34,190.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium trim is $33,995. The features would cost an additional $2,375. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $37,190.

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 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Passat trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Premium 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 4dr Hatch

The configured Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

Even when the Volkswagen Golf / GTI and Volkswagen Passat are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI Autobahn trim is $32,651. The features would cost an additional $80. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $33,551.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Premium trim is $29,724. The features would cost an additional $2,080. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $32,624.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium trim is $32,601. The features would cost an additional $2,080. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $35,501.

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 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Passat trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Premium 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 Passat

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Premium
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,400
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,430
Model Year201720172017
ModelGolf / GTIPassatPassat
TrimGTI Autobahn1.8T SEL PremiumV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine220hp I4170hp I4280hp V6
TransmissionM6T6S6
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)400, 9400, 9400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18235/45-18235/45-18
Total Price$35,015$34,190$37,190
Adjustments for Features0-1,575-1,675
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,015$32,615$35,515
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,900
Total Invoice$33,551$32,624$35,501
Adjustments for Features0-1,503-1,599
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$33,551$31,121$33,902
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,781

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Volkswagen Passat

Model Year201720172017
ModelGolf / GTIPassatPassat
TrimGTI Autobahn1.8T SEL PremiumV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100 
6-speed automated manual  $1100
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100$100
Remote start $150$150
Universal garage door opener $100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0  
Knee airbag, driver$100  
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200$200
Lane departure warning system $200$200
Obstacle detection, front $200$200
Obstacle detection, rear $300$300
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100  
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50  
Cargo cover$75  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Rear wiper$175  
Exterior 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0  
Sunroof $900$900
Sunroof, large$1100  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock $25$25
Auto-dimming rearview mirror $150$150
Compass$0  
LED headlights $1000$1000
Power-folding mirrors $50$50
Steering-linked fog lights $75$75
Steering-linked headlights$150  
Xenon HID headlights$500  
Powertrain 
Limited-slip front differential$500  
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Heated second row seats $200$200
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200  
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50  
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50  
Memory system, driver seat $200$200
Metal pedals $75$75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500  
Electronic systems calibration selector$200  
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0  
Total Value of Features$4,050$5,625$5,725
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,575$1,675
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,503-1,599

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Volkswagen Passat

Model Year20172017
ModelGolf / GTIPassat
Body4dr Hatch4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in110.4 in
Length167.5 in191.6 in
Width70.8 in72.2 in
Height57.2 in58.5 in
Curb Weight2,964 lb.3,231 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in38.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in56.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in42.4 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in57.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in39.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
22.8 ft315.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
52.7 ft315.9 ft3

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