Audi A3 vs Volkswagen Golf Comparison

    Audi A3

    Volkswagen Golf

    2024 Audi
    A3
    vs
    2024 Volkswagen
    Golf
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the small category, between scores of 7.4 and 8.6.
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    8.4
    8.2
    0.0
    Based on the Audi A3 35 TFSI MHEV
    Based on the Volkswagen Golf GTi
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    City drivingCity driving
    LuxuryLuxury
    Fuel Efficiency
    50L - 55L
    245 to 369 km
    50L - 55L
    290 to 429 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $50,600 - $60,200
    $32,790 - $77,490
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    CarExpert's Take

    James Wong
    Production Editor
    James Wong drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Genuinely efficient mild-hybrid donk
    • Thoughtful tech and equipment list, mostly
    • Attainable entry point
    Misses
    • Adaptive cruise optional
    • Some plastics don't feel 'premium'
    • Road noise on optional 19s not premium either
    Scott Collie
    Head of Content
    Scott Collie drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Remains the consummate all-rounder
    • Impressive front differential and DSG
    • Price cut is very welcome
    Misses
    • Interior remains a Golf 8 weak point
    • Evolution, not revolution under the bonnet
    • Stock isn't as abundant as it once was

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Alloy Wheels Special 18 Inch (+$1,950)
    • Heated Front Seats (+$845)
    • Inlays - Aluminium (+$481)
    • Metallic Paint (+$1,625)
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    Colours Available

    The 2024 Audi A3 range, depending on the variant, is available with the following exterior paint colours:

    • Arkona white
    • Brilliant black
    • Glacier white metallic
    • Mythos black metallic
    • Navarra blue metallic
    • Phython yellow metallic
    • Floret silver metallic
    • Manhattan grey metallic
    • Daytona grey pearl effect
    • Kyalami green
    • Kemora grey metallic

    On the core range, metallic paint is a $600 option while premium metallic paint is a $900 option.

    The following shades are available on the core range:

    • Candy White
    • Deep Black
    • Dolphin Grey
    • Reflex Silver (excludes R-Line)
    • Moonstone Grey (R-Line only)
    • Atlantic Blue
    • Pomello Yellow

    All shades are a no-cost option in the GTI, but for Kings Red which costs $300. The following shades are available:

    • Pure White
    • Dolphin Grey
    • Deep Black
    • Moonstone Grey
    • Atlantic Blue
    • Kings Red

    The Golf R is available in three exterior paint colours:

    • Pure White
    • Lapiz Blue metallic
    • Deep Black pearl

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size (cc)
    1498 - 19841395 - 1984
    Size (L)
    1.5L, 2.0L2.0L, 1.4L
    Induction
    TURBO 4TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM, DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    110kW - 140kW110kW - 245kW
    Power RPM
    4200 - 50005000 - 5600
    Torque
    250Nm - 320Nm250Nm - 420Nm
    Torque RPM
    15001500 - 2100
    Bore Stroke
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    Compression Ratio
    10.59.3 - 10.5

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