CAR COMPARISON: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTS vs 2018 Audi A3

Wilbert Tan

Both are German makes. Both are also (somewhat) entry-level cars for their respective nameplates. They also carry plenty of similar features such as TDI diesel engine, six-speed transmission, panoramic sunroof, etc. And with that, it’s only natural for many car buyers to want to compare the Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf GTS.

There’s no doubt that the Audi A3 looks sleeker and sharper than the more stoic Golf. There’s also a lot more fancy detail to speak of in the A3. That said, despite the Golf’s understated appearance, it’s still a Volkswagen, so there’s its heavy-hitting reputation to back it up.

But enough with the introduction. It’s time to let the vehicle’s specs speak for themselves. Check out our comparison of the Volkswagen Golf GTS 2.0 TDI DSG Business Edition+ and Audi A3 Saloon 1.6 TDI Ambition below.

Specs Volkswagen Golf GTS 2.0 TDI DSG Business Edition+ Audi A3 Saloon 1.6 TDI Ambition
LWH (mm) 4562 x 1799 x 1481 4456 x 1960 x 1416
Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder, In-Lline, Common Rail Turbo Direct Injection Diesel Engine 2.0L Turbo Direct Injection Clean Diesel engine
Displacement (cc) 1968 1598
Curb Weight (kg) NA 1,350 [1,365]
Max Output (hp/rpm) 148 / 3500 ~ 4000 103 / 3000 ~ 4000
Max Torque (Nm/rpm) 640 / 1750 ~ 3000 250 / 1500 ~ 2750
Transmission 6-Speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) 6-speed manual transmission
[7-speed S tronic]
Suspension (Front/Rear) Struts and 3-Point Wishbone with Stabilizer / Torsion Beam MacPherson Struts with Tubular Stabilizer / 4-Link Rear Axle with Tubular Stabilizer
Brakes (Front/Rear) Ventilated Discs / Discs Disc / Disc
Wheelbase 2630 2637
Ground Clearance (mm) NA 140
Fuel Diesel Diesel
Seating Capacity 5 5
Trunk Capacity (L) NA 370
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 50 50
Wheels 7J x 17-inch Alloy 7J x 16-inch Steel
Airbags Driver and Front Passenger, Side and Head Curtain Driver and Front Passenger, Side and Head Curtain
Reverse Camera Yes Yes
Sunroof Panoramic Panoramic
Headlights Bi-Xenon with Daytime Running Lights (DRL) LED with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Foglights Yes, with Static Cornering Lights Halogen
Power Features Windows, Door Locks, and Outside Rear View Mirror Adjust, Front Seats Windows, Door Locks, and Outside Rear View Mirror Adjust, Front Seats
Infotainment System 6.5-inch Capacitive Touchscreen with Fender Sound System and 6 Speakers 7-inch Color Display with Audi Connect, MMO Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, 8 Passive Loudspeakers
Taillights LED LED
Price ₱1,669,000 Price On Request

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