2019 Audi A3 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Golf

The Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf have long been rivals as the cars of choice for a family vehicle. At a glance, the two vehicles have striking similarities and are both reliable as an all-around car. Here is a comprehensive comparison of the 2019 Audi A3 and the 2019 Volkswagen to determine which one is really the best.

Design & Style

The 2019 Audi A3 has an aggressive and sporty design. The signature Single grille frame is very prominent and the full LED headlights added to the car's strong character. Inside, the luxurious leather seating suggests a posh interior. Everything in the cabin is premium especially the tasteful aluminum accents.

The latest Volkswagen Golf still has that sporty and stylish look that it's known for. The cabin is distinctly designed to be comfortable. The dashboard features a soft plastic that looks classy and made of high-quality materials.

Technology & Safety

Aiming to create an efficient vehicle, the new Audi A3 is designed to be equipped with innovative technology. Even as a compact car, it offers a streamlined infotainment system to have better driving experience. The touchpad, for example, has handwriting-recognition technology for easy navigation rather than selecting through numbers and letters. The revolutionary Audi pre sense basic and pre sense front are also great additions for the A3's driver aids.

The Volkswagen Golf also improved in terms of technology. The infotainment system is quicker compared to the previous models. It is also equipped with an Intelligent Crash Response System to keep the driver and the passenger safe during accidents.


The Audi A3 has a 2.0 liter engine that produces 184 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque. This car is meant for road trips as the engine is built to optimize fuel economy. It is entertaining to drive yet still reassuring. The driver needs to exert minimal effort for steering and the brake response is natural and easy to modulate.

The engine of the Volkswagen Golf is smaller at only 1.4 liters. It only churns out 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Although it is considerably short in terms of power, the Golf offers exceptional handling and steering.

The Bottom Line

Typically, a great vehicle comes with style, technology, and superb performance. It is for these things that the 2019 Audi A3 emerged as a winner in this comparison. The classy and expensive styling is more prominent compared to that of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf. Technology-wise, the A3 also has a more intuitive system and features. As for the performance, the 1.4-liter engine of the Golf has no match against the 2.0 liter of the Audi A3. The Golf cannot produce as much horsepower than the Audi A3.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Audi A3 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2019 Audi A3 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Classic Audi. We are located in Eastchester New York and proudly serves car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a 2019 Audi A3 test drive appointment.


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