Volkswagen Golf GTI vs BMW 3 Series Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$38,330
Invoice
$36,798
Average Price Paid
$38,330
76 listings nationwide

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2022 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
MSRP
$44,950
Invoice
$42,305
Average Price Paid
$44,950
36 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
Fair Price
$38,918
Good Price
$37,765
Great Price
$37,106
2022 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Fair Price
$45,713
Good Price
$44,067
Great Price
$43,126

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,392
16 listings nationwide

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2022 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$50,653
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The Volkswagen GTI is an icon of compact, affordable performance. It didn’t start the hot-hatchback craze, but it certainly became one of the most popular choices in the “hot-hatch” se...

2022 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
SG writes:
Handling Ranked 2021 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"Great car handling is great and reliable. Very comfortable driving car in any situation "
2022 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
2022 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
25 MPG
64 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
34 MPG
71 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 10.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
241 hp @ 5,000 RPM
241 hp @ 5,000 RPM
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Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 42 in
Back Legroom 35 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 19.9 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs 882 lbs
Exterior
Length 168.8 in 185.7 in
Width 70.4 in 81.4 in
Height 57.6 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atlantic Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Kings Red Metallic
  • Moonstone Gray
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Pomelo Yellow Metallic
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
2022 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD

Exterior Colors

  • AVENTURIN Red Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • DRAVIT Grey Metallic
  • Individual DRAVIT Grey Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Grey Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Oxide Grey Metallic
  • PHYTONIC Blue Metallic
  • PORTIMAO Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • TANZANITE Blue II Metallic

Option Packages

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Wireless Charging
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Convenience Package
  • Driving Assistance Package
  • Driving Assistance Professional Package
  • Dynamic Handling Package
  • Icon Adaptive Led Headlights W/LASERLIGHT
  • M Sport Package
  • Premium Package
  • Black W/Blue Stitching, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Black, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • TACORA Red, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Wheels: 19" X 8" Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey

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