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2021 Audi A3 Sedan
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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
10 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
228 hp @ 4500 rpm
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
228 hp @ 4700 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,428 lbs
3,071 lbs
3,133 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
25 MPG
31 MPG
26 MPG
City
22 MPG
28 MPG
23 MPG
Highway
30 MPG
36 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 Tons/yr
5.6 Tons/yr
6.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
319 miles
369.6 miles
303.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
435 miles
475.2 miles
396 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.7 in
183.5 in
168 in
Height
55.7 in
56.9 in
57.8 in
Max Width
70.7 in
70.7 in
70.8 in
Front Width
61.2 in
61.7 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
60.1 in
62.2 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
103.8 in
107.3 in
103.6 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.5 in
5.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.2 in
42.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
36.5 in
38 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
55.7 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
54.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.1 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.1 in
37.3 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53 in
53.5 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
50.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
10 ft³
13.2 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
N/A
N/A
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
N/A
53.7 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.1 ft
34.8 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/40HR18
P205/60HR16
P225/40HR18
Rear Tire
P225/40HR18
P205/60HR16
P225/40HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White
  • Quantum Gray
  • Cosmos Blue Metallic
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black w/Gray Stitching, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Chestnut Brown, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Rock Gray/Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles