Comparison between:
- 2014 Volkswagen e-Golf
- 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 Pure
- 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2014 Volkswagen e-Golf2020 Volkswagen ID.3 Pure2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium
Series-ID.-
2014 Volkswagen e-Golf2020 Volkswagen ID.3 Pure2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium
Model alias-ID3-
Trim-PureSEL Premium
Model year201420202019
MarketEuropeEuropeNorth America, Europe
Price-EUR 29,990 (DE, Sep 2019)USD 38,895 (USA, Jul 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteelSteel
Aluminium
Steel
Exterior colorsDeep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
White
Teal
Atlantic Blue Metallic
Deep Black Pearl
Great Falls Green Metallic
Indium Grey Metallic
Pure White
Urano Grey
White Silver Metallic
Oryx White Pearl
Interior colorsBlack
Beige
White-Orange
Grey-Black
Titan Black
Shetland Beige
Number of doors454
Number of seats455
Length167.5 in
4254 mm
167.8 in
4261 mm
168.1 in
4270 mm
Width70.8 in
1799 mm
71.2 in
1809 mm
70.8 in
1798 mm
Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
-79.8 in
2027 mm
Height57.2 in
1453 mm
61.1 in
1552 mm
58.3 in
1482 mm
Wheelbase103.6 in
2632 mm
108.9 in
2765 mm
103.5 in
2629 mm
Front track60.7 in
1542 mm
-60.4 in
1533 mm
Rear track59.5 in
1511 mm
-59.2 in
1503 mm
Clearance5.6 in
142 mm
-5.6 in
143 mm
Front headroom--40.1 in
1018 mm
Rear headroom--38.1 in
967 mm
Front shoulder room--55.9 in
1420 mm
Rear shoulder room--53.9 in
1369 mm
Front hip room--57.8 in
1469 mm
Rear hip room--56.7 in
1440 mm
Front legroom--41.2 in
1046 mm
Rear legroom--35.6 in
904 mm
Trunk volume343.0 l
12.11 ft3
0.34 m3
385.0 l
13.60 ft3
0.39 m3
341.0 l
12.04 ft3
0.34 m3
Maximum trunk volume1233.0 l
43.54 ft3
1.23 m3
-1231.0 l
43.47 ft3
1.23 m3
Curb weight3328.98 lb
1510 kg
-3560.47 lb
1615 kg
Payload992.08 lb
450 kg
-892.87 lb
405 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
-4453.34 lb
2020 kg
Drag coefficient0.281 Cd0.267 Cd0.27 Cd

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenVolkswagenVolkswagen
ModelEEM 85APP 310EEM 100
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousBrushless DCPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontRearFront
Power85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
93 kW
124.7 hp
126.4 ps
100 kW
134.1 hp
136.0 ps
Maximum power RPM3000 - 12000 rpm-3300 - 12000 rpm
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
310 Nm
31.6 kgm
228.6 ft-lb
290 Nm
29.6 kgm
213.9 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
-Eco
Eco+
Normal
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
VW ID.3 Pure Power - 110 kW electric motorThree levels of regenerative braking
Eco mode power - 70 kW
Eco mode torque - 233 Nm
Eco+ mode power - 40 kW
Eco+ mode torque - 211 Nm

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
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h10.40 s-9.60 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
-Eco mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 13 s
Eco mode top speed - 115 km/h
Eco+ mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 19 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h

Driving range

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

Driving rangeNEDC: 118.1 mi / 190.0 kmWLTP: 205.1 mi / 330.0 kmNEDC: 186.4 mi / 300.0 km
EPA: 125.0 mi / 201.2 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 12.7 kWh/100 km-NEDC, CMB: 13.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 111 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 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
10.9 m
35.76 ft
Lock-to-lock turns--2.76

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)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio3.61-3.61
Additional informationGearbox model - EQ 270-Gearbox 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)
-MacPherson strut
Independent
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)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discs-Ventilated discs
Rear brakesDiscs-Discs
Additional information--Front discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET46-6.5Jx16 ET46

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H-205/55R16 91H

Battery

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

ManufacturerPanasonic-Sanyo-Samsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-Ion-Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity24.2 kWh45 kWh35.8 kWh
Number of cells264-264
Number of modules27-27
Voltage323 V-323 V
Energy density126 Wh/kg--
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
-701.07 lb
318 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive cooling-Passive cooling
Additional informationOptional heat pumpVW explicitly states this is the net battery capacity
Estimated gross capacity - 48 kWh
100 kW DC charging is optional
-

Charging type

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

Charging typeStandard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
Wallbox, 7.2 kW
DC charging, 50 kW
Standard 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

Onboard charger/Charging port

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

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW-Onboard charger, Type 2, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 7.2 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, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket, 10:32-13:00
DC charging, 0:43-0:54
Wallbox 7.2 kW, 6:15
CCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:34
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:43
Wall box 7.2 kW, 4:55
Wall box 3.6 kW, 9:50
Standard wall socket 230V, 15:24
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 29:30

Additional features

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

Additional featuresAdaptive Cruise Control (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Curtain airbag for front passenger (S)
Curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver and front passenger seats belt pretensioners (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
Passenger airbag cut-off switch (S)
Rear seats belt pretensioners (O)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (O)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
8-inch touchscreen (S)
Bluetooth, MP3 (S)
Car-Net e-Remote app (S)
Dicover Pro radio and navigation system (S)
Keyless entry (O)
Keyless start (O)
Automatic climate control (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Leather (S)
Tilte and telescope adjustment (S)
Heated windscreen (S)
Panoramic sunroof (O)
Power windows front and rear (S)
Rain sensors (S)
Power-folding side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Blue ambient lighting around the decorative trim (O)
Blue footwell illumination (O)
Door-sill tread plates illuminated in blue (O)
Dynamic cornering lights (O)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED reading lights (O)
LED rear lights (S)
Main beam assist (O)
Iridium Matrix / Dark Magnesium trim (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
Leather seats (O)
Merlin e-grey cloth seats (S)
Dynamic Road Sign Display (S)
Front Assist (S)
Lane Keep Assist (S)
Park Distance Control (S)
DAB+ digital radio (S)
Intelligent Natural Voice control (S)
Keyless start (S)
Navigation system (S)
Air Care Climatronic air conditioning system (S)
Heated seats (S)
Heated steering wheel (S)
10-color ambient lighting (S)
LED headlights with automatic lighting control (S)
LED taillights (S)
Adjustable 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)
Active Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert (S)
Adaptive Cruise Control (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (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 with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist) (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)
Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist) (S)
LATCH (S)
Maneuver Braking (S)
Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking (S)
Parking Steering Assistant (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)
9.2-inch Discover Media touchscreen sound system with proximity sensor (S)
Bluetooth with audio streaming for compatible devices (S)
Color multi-function trip computer (S)
Keyless entry with push-button 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)
Volkswagen Car-Net Guide & Inform (S)
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with 12.3-inch screen (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
Energy-efficient auxilliary climate control heat pump (S)
6-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Front comfort seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Leather-wrapped multifunction 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, frameless, interior rearview mirror (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Ambient lighting with illuminated footwell and doorsill scuff plates (S)
Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature (S)
High Beam Control (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED headlights with blue accents and low-speed corner-illuminating feature (S)
LED rear lights (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information--For the MY 2018 the e-Golf is in very short supply for the US and in select states: California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.
 2014 Volkswagen e-Golf2020 Volkswagen ID.3 Pure2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium