2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2017 Audi A3

Golf GTI vs Audi A3
We let these two terrific, all-around hatchback vehicles square off in our comparison of the 2017 Golf GTI vs 2017 Audi A3. Which vehicle is better? We’ll try and help you figure out which hatchback might be better served for your specific lifestyle and which vehicle is able to provide more value.

The only way to really know what it’s like behind the wheel of the 2017 Golf GTI is to take a test drive at Archer Volkswagen. With more horsepower and acceleration capability than the Golf, the Golf GTI is one of the most underrated members of the entire Volkswagen lineup — see what it’s like for yourself!

View Golf GTI Inventory

2017 Golf GTIVS2017 Audi A3
24/34MPG (City/Hwy)26/35
210 @ 4,500 RPMHorsepower186 @ 4,400 RPM
6-speed manual w/ODTransmission7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD

Experience the performance capability of the 2017 Golf GTI

For more money out of the gate, there’s no denying that the Audi A3 provides a more refined interior and a few extra features here and there. We’d expect that when you’re making your buying decision, the most important aspect of your decision will be price! The 2017 Golf GTI is one of the most affordable performance cars on the market today. In 2017, drivers can add the Performance Package on every model of the Golf GTI.

Car and Driver once again named the Golf family to its 2017 ‘10Best’ list for the eleventh year in a row. Starting at $25,595, the base Golf GTI model features the acclaimed EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, putting out 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque with premium fuel. The Golf GTI is available in four trim levels: S, Sport, SE, and Autobahn. Sport, SE, and Autobahn models come standard with a Performance Package.

View Golf GTI Inventory