Audi A3 2013 vs Volkswagen Golf 2013

Audi A3
2013 - 2016
Volkswagen Golf
2013 - 2016
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.8 Petrol2.0 Petrol


Power: 180 HP300 HP
Torque: 250 NM380 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.8 seconds4.9 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is a more dynamic driving.
Audi A3 engine produces 120 HP less power than Volkswagen Golf, whereas torque is 130 NM less than Volkswagen Golf. Due to the lower power, Audi A3 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.9 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.56.9
The Audi A3 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Audi A3 consumes 0.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf, which means that by driving the Audi A3 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 60 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 840 km in combined cycle790 km in combined cycle
1000 km on highway930 km on highway
Audi A3 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)


Length: 4.31 m4.26 m
Width: 1.79 m1.80 m
Height: 1.43 m1.45 m
Both cars are similar in size. Audi A3 is 6 cm longer than the Volkswagen Golf, 2 cm narrower, while the height of Audi A3 is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 380 litres343 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1220 litres1233 litres
Audi A3 has 37 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Golf. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Golf (by 13 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.9 meters
Gross weight (kg): 1`9301`980
Volkswagen Golf scores higher in safety tests.
above average

Audi A3 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Golf has serious deffects in 20 percent more cases than Audi A3, so Audi A3 quality is probably better
Average price (€): 11 0008800
Pros and Cons: Audi A3 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
Volkswagen Golf has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • higher safety
  • lower price
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