Comparison between:
- 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium
- 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Max
- 2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Max2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD
Series-ID.-
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Max2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD
Model alias-ID3 1stModel 3 S+
Model 3 SR+
TrimSEL PremiumMaxStandard Range Plus RWD
Model year201620202020
MarketNorth America, EuropeEuropeNorth America, Europe, China, Australia
Price--USD 37,990 (USA, May 2020)
GBP 38,500 (UK, Nov 2019)
EUR 44,390 (DE, Nov 2019)
AUD 72,896 (AU, Nov 2019)
CNY 363,900 (China, Nov 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackSedan
MaterialsSteelSteel
Aluminium
Mild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsDeep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
White
Teal
Solid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
Interior colorsBlack
Beige
White-Orange
Grey-Black
Black
Black and White
Number of doors454
Number of seats555
Length168.1 in
4270 mm
167.8 in
4261 mm
184.8 in
4694 mm
Width70.8 in
1798 mm
71.2 in
1809 mm
72.8 in
1849 mm
Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
-82.2 in
2088 mm
Width with folded mirrors--76.1 in
1933 mm
Height57.1 in
1450 mm
61.1 in
1552 mm
56.8 in
1443 mm
Wheelbase103.6 in
2631 mm
108.9 in
2765 mm
113.2 in
2875 mm
Front track60.8 in
1544 mm
-62.2 in
1580 mm
Rear track59.5 in
1511 mm
-62.2 in
1580 mm
Clearance5.0 in
127 mm
-5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom38.4 in
975 mm
-40.3 in
1024 mm
Rear headroom38.1 in
968 mm
-37.7 in
958 mm
Front shoulder room55.9 in
1420 mm
-56.3 in
1430 mm
Rear shoulder room53.9 in
1369 mm
-54.0 in
1372 mm
Front hip room--53.4 in
1356 mm
Rear hip room--52.4 in
1331 mm
Front legroom41.2 in
1046 mm
-42.7 in
1085 mm
Rear legroom35.6 in
904 mm
-35.2 in
894 mm
Passenger volume2647.6 l
93.50 ft3
2.65 m3
-2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
Total volume3293.2 l
116.30 ft3
3.29 m3
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Trunk volume645.6 l
22.80 ft3
0.65 m3
385.0 l
13.60 ft3
0.39 m3
340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
Maximum trunk volume1492.3 l
52.70 ft3
1.49 m3
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Secondary trunk volume--84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
Curb weight3390.71 lb
1538 kg
3637.63 lb
1650 kg
3551.65 lb
1611 kg
Payload930.35 lb
422 kg
-989.88 lb
449 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
-4541.52 lb
2060 kg
Drag coefficient0.27 Cd0.267 Cd0.23 Cd

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenVolkswagenTesla
ModelEEM 85APP 310L13
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousBrushless DCSwitched reluctance
Location of the motorFrontRearRear
Voltage--370 V
Power85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
211 kW
283.0 hp
286.9 ps
Maximum power RPM3000 - 12000 rpm--
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
310 Nm
31.6 kgm
228.6 ft-lb
-
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
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Additional informationFive levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm
-A specific switched relucatance phase-permanent magnet motor with variable frequency drive and liquid cooling.

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
139.8 mph
225.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h10.40 s-5.60 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph--5.30 s
Additional informationEco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h
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Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeEPA: 83.0 mi / 133.6 kmWLTP: 261.0 mi / 420.0 kmNEDC: 285.8 mi / 460.0 km
EPA: 250.0 mi / 402.3 km
WLTP: 254.1 mi / 409.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 105 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 116 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe
-EPA, CMB: 24 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 132 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 141 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 148 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+A

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.9 m
35.76 ft
10.2 m
33.46 ft
11.8 m
38.71 ft
Lock-to-lock turns--2.05

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio3.61-9
Additional informationGearbox model - EQ 270--

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
-Independent
Double wishbone
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers
-Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discs-Ventilated discs
Rear brakesDiscs-Ventilated discs
Additional informationFront discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in
-Rotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET46-8.5Jx19 ET40
8.5Jx18 ET40

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H215/45R20235/45R18
235/40R19

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerPanasonic-Sanyo-Tesla and Panasonic
Model--NCR21700A
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-Ion-Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity24.2 kWh58 kWh54 kWh
Number of cells264-2976
Number of modules27-4
Voltage323 V-360 V
Energy density126 Wh/kg-260 Wh/kg
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
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LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive cooling-Water-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature---30 °C
-22 °F
Maximum ambient temperature--60 °C
140 °F
Additional information-VW explicitly states this is the net battery capacity
Estimated gross capacity - 62 kWh
The battery is automatically cooled when at 48°C or above and heated when at -7.5°C or below.
Usable battery capacity - at least 50 kWh.
The 53.6 kWh total battery capacity is estimated.
2976 cells with 31 cells per brick.
A total of 4 modules - 2 with 23 bricks and 2 with 25 bricks.

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeStandard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS fast charging, 50 kW
Wallbox, 7.2 kW
Wallbox, 11 kW
DC charging, 100 kW
NEMA 5-15, 1.44 kW
SAE J1772 Adapter, 5.76 kW
NEMA 14-50, 9.6 kW
Wall Connector, 11.5 kW
Supercharger, 120 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW
-Onboard charger, Tesla, 11.5 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeCCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:24
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket 230V, 10:32-13:00
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 20:00
DC charging, 0:28-0:30
Wallbox 11 kW, 5:17
Wallbox 7.2 kW, 8:04
Supercharger, 0:30
SAE J1772 Adapter, 3:23-11:17
Wall Connector, 5:39
NEMA 14-50, 6:46
NEMA 5-15, 45:08

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresAdjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for driver and front passenger (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
Child safety locks on rear doors (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Cruise control (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (S)
Electronic Differential Lock (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Engine Braking Assist (S)
Forward Collision Warning (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
LATCH (S)
Park Distance Control (Park Pilot) (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets: 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
Bluetooth with audio streaming for compatible devices (S)
Color multi-function trip computer (S)
Discover Pro 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with proximity sensor (S)
Keyless entry (S)
Keyless start (S)
MIB II infotainment system (S)
MP3/WMA/FLAC-compatible CD player, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD memory card reader, and voice control (S)
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription (S)
8 x speakers (S)
USB port (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
8-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Front comfort seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Height-adjustable with telescopic steering column (S)
Leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain-sensing windshield wipers (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Self-dimming interior rearview mirror with on/off switch (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature (S)
Interior ambient lighting (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED reading lights (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces (S)
Adaptive Cruise Control (S)
Contactless high-voltage battery charging (S)
Keyless Advanced locking and starting system (S)
Lane change system (S)
Lane-keeping system with Emergency Assist (S)
Rearview camera system (S)
Augmented reality (AR) head-up display (S)
Beats sound system (S)
DAB+ digital radio (S)
Navigation system (S)
2 x USB-C ports on the center console (S)
Voice assistant
Comfort seats (S)
Heated seats (S)
Heated steering wheel (S)
Panorama sliding/tilting glass roof, tinted (S)
Tinted windows (S)
Ambient lights (S)
Brake lights (S)
IQ.LIGHT Matrix LED headlights with Dynamic Light Assist (O)
Matrix LED headlights (S)
Matrix sidelights (S)
Turn indicators and tail light clusters (S)
Air-filter (S)
Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones (S)
Engine start button (S)
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection (S)
12V power outlet (S)
3-point front seats safety belts with pretentioners, load limiters, lap anchor pretensioners (S)
3-point second row safety belts for all seats (S)
360-degree parking camera (O)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Automatic driving on city streets (O)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Autopark - parallel and perendicular self-parking (O)
Blind spot sensor (S)
Collision warning system (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
3 x forward looking cameras (O)
Forward looking radar (O)
2 x forward looking side cameras (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor (S)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
High-Speed autosteer (O)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Lane depart sensors (S)
Lane keeping with automatic steering (O)
Navigate on Autopilot (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
Rear seats head airbags (S)
1 x rearward looking camera (O)
2 x rearward looking side cameras (O)
Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (O)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Self-Driving Functionality (O)
Summon your car remotely (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (wider range) (O)
15.4 LCD touchscreen (S)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Custom driver profiles (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
Music and media over Bluetooth (S)
Standard maps and navigation (S)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Upgraded audio-immersive sound (S)
Voice recognition system (S)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
Remote control air-conditioning (S)
Secondary ventilation controls (S)
Ventilation system (S)
12-way power adjustable heated front seats (S)
60/40 split-folding rear seats (S)
Child seat anchors (S)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Height adjustable front seatbelts (S)
Manually adjusted steering wheel (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Keyless NFC keycard (S)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power cargo access remote release (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down (S)
Rain-sensing, adjustable-speed windshield wipers (S)
Solar-absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster (S)
UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield (S)
Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors (S)
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror (S)
Auto high-beam headlights (S)
Cargo area light (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED fog lamps (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Premium seat material and trim (S)
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