Comparison between:
- 2020 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
- 2022 Rivian R1S Explore
- 2022 Audi e-tron Sportback 50 quattro

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2020 Volkswagen e-Golf SE2022 Rivian R1S Explore2022 Audi e-tron Sportback 50 quattro
2020 Volkswagen e-Golf SE2022 Rivian R1S Explore2022 Audi e-tron Sportback 50 quattro
TrimSEExplore-
Model year202020222022
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth AmericaGlobal
PriceUSD 31,895 (USA, Jul 2019)
GBP 33,840 (UK, Jul 2019)
EUR 41,005 (NL, Jul 2019)
EUR 31,900 (DE, Jul 2019)
EUR 42,090 (FR, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,460 (ES, Jul 2019)
EUR 40,750 (IT, Jul 2019)
USD 70,000 (USA, Nov 2020)EUR 71,350 (DE, Feb 2022)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackPick-upSport utility vehicle (SUV)
MaterialsSteelSteel
Carbon-fiber
Aluminium
Steal
Aluminium
Exterior colorsAtlantic Blue Metallic
Deep Black Pearl
Great Falls Green Metallic
Indium Grey Metallic
Pure White
Urano Grey
White Silver Metallic
Oryx White Pearl
Limestone
Midnight
Forest Green
L.A. Silver
Rivian Blue
Glacier White
Compass Yellow
Red Canyon
El Cap Granite
Brilliant Black
Floret Siver
Mythos Black
Typhoon Grey
Chronos Silver
Galaxy Blue
Glacier White
Manhattan Grey
Plasma Blue
Daytona Gray
Navarra Blue
Interior colorsTitan Black
Shetland Beige
Black
Gray
Black
Okapi Brown
Pearl Beige
Flint Gray
Monaco Gray
Number of doors445
Number of seats55 / 75
Length168.1 in
4270 mm
202.0 in
5131 mm
193.0 in
4901 mm
Width70.8 in
1798 mm
-76.2 in
1935 mm
Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
-80.4 in
2043 mm
Width with folded mirrors-79.0 in
2007 mm
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Height58.3 in
1482 mm
72.0 in
1829 mm
63.6 in
1616 mm
Wheelbase103.5 in
2629 mm
121.0 in
3073 mm
115.3 in
2928 mm
Front track60.4 in
1533 mm
67.3 in
1710 mm
65.2 in
1655 mm
Rear track59.2 in
1503 mm
67.3 in
1710 mm
65.2 in
1655 mm
Clearance5.6 in
143 mm
8.1 in
205 mm
6.8 in
172 mm
Minimum clearance-9.6 in
245 mm
-
Maximum clearance-14.4 in
366 mm
-
Front headroom40.1 in
1018 mm
-41.2 in
1047 mm
Rear headroom38.1 in
967 mm
-38.4 in
976 mm
Front shoulder room55.9 in
1420 mm
-58.6 in
1489 mm
Rear shoulder room53.9 in
1369 mm
-57.2 in
1454 mm
Front hip room57.8 in
1469 mm
-60.9 in
1547 mm
Rear hip room56.7 in
1440 mm
-60.0 in
1524 mm
Front legroom41.2 in
1046 mm
-40.8 in
1036 mm
Rear legroom35.6 in
904 mm
-39.1 in
993 mm
Trunk volume341.0 l
12.04 ft3
0.34 m3
311.5 l
11.00 ft3
0.31 m3
615.0 l
21.72 ft3
0.61 m3
Maximum trunk volume1231.0 l
43.47 ft3
1.23 m3
-1665.0 l
58.80 ft3
1.67 m3
Secondary trunk volume-141.5 l
5.00 ft3
0.14 m3
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Curb weight3560.47 lb
1615 kg
5842.25 lb
2650 kg
5390.3 lb
2445 kg
Payload892.87 lb
405 kg
1807.79 lb
820 kg
-
GVWR4453.34 lb
2020 kg
7650.04 lb
3470 kg
6702.05 lb
3040 kg
Drag coefficient0.27 Cd-0.28 Cd
Additional information-Water fording depth (max) - 1 m
Approach angle in offroad mode - 34.3º
Departure angle in offroad mode - 33.7º
Ramp breakover angle in offroad mode - 28.9º
Max climbing gradient - 45 degrees
Towing capability - 3500 kg
Height 1629 with roof-mounted aerial
Height 1616 without roof-mounted aerial
Body ride height adjustable by 76 millimeters (3.0 in)
Drag coefficient with optional virtual exterior mirrors: 0.27

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagen--
ModelEEM 100--
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronous-AC induction/asynchronous
Location of the motorFront-Rear
Power100 kW
134.1 hp
136.0 ps
-130 kW
174.3 hp
176.8 ps
Maximum power RPM3300 - 12000 rpm--
Torque290 Nm
29.6 kgm
213.9 ft-lb
-310 Nm
31.6 kgm
228.6 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYes-Yes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
--
Additional informationThree levels of regenerative braking
Eco mode power - 70 kW
Eco mode torque - 233 Nm
Eco+ mode power - 40 kW
Eco+ mode torque - 211 Nm
Four motors total torque (135 kWh pack) - 1120 Nm
Four motors total power (135 kWh pack) - 562 kW
Power per wheel - 147 kW
Torque per wheel - 3500 Nm
Coaxial asynchronous rear motor

Second electric motor

Information about the model's second motor and its performance.

Motor type--AC induction/asynchronous
Location--Front
Power--100 kW
134.1 hp
136.0 ps
Torque--230 Nm
23.5 kgm
169.6 ft-lb
Regenerative braking--Yes
Additional features--Axially parallel asynchronous motor

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
124.9 mph
201.0 km/h
118.1 mph
190.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h9.60 s-6.80 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-3.00 s-
Additional informationEco 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: 186.4 mi / 300.0 km
EPA: 123.0 mi / 197.9 km
Real range: 144.8 mi / 233.0 km
Real range: 300.1 mi / 483.0 kmWLTP: 216.9 mi / 349.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 13.8 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 104 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 113 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 122 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 16 kWh/100 km
-NEDC, CMB: 20.9 kWh/100 km
WLTP, CMB: 21.2 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+-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
-12.2 m
40.03 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.76--
Additional information--Electromechanical progressive steering with speed-dependent power assistance

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)All-wheel drive (AWD)All-wheel drive (AWD)
Axle ratio3.61-9.205
Axle ratio of the second electric motor.--9.205
Additional informationGearbox model - EQ 270-Two-stage planetary gearbox with single gear

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
Pneumatic (air suspension)
Multi-link
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Pneumatic (air suspension)
Adaptive air suspension
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Independent
Multi-link
Pneumatic (air suspension)
Multi-link
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Pneumatic (air suspension)
Adaptive air suspension

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsDiscs
Rear brakesDiscsVentilated discsDiscs
Additional informationFront discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in
-New type of wheel brake for MY2020

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET46-8.5Jx19
8.5Jx19
9Jx20
9.5Jx21

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H-255/50R20 109H
255/55R19 111H
265/45R21

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDI--
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-Ion-Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity35.8 kWh135 kWh71 kWh
Number of cells2647776324
Number of modules27-27
Voltage323 V-396 V
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
-1278.68 lb
580 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive coolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Additional information--Usable capacity - 64.7 kWh
Indirect cooling system of aluminium sections separate from cell space
Powerful thermal management system with four circuits and heat pump with improved power efficiency

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
DC fast charging, 160 kWCEE 7/4 (plug type E/F), 3.84 kW
3-phase CEE cable, 6.4 kW
Mode 3 charging cable, 11 kW
DC charger, 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, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kWOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 22 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, 0:34
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
DC fast charging, 0:41DC charger, 0:29-0:36
Mode 3 charging cable, 6:27
3-phase CEE cable, 11:06
CEE 7/4 (plug type E/F), 18:29

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)
Adpative Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop and Go (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
Blind Spot Monitor (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 with 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)
LATCH (S)
Rear Traffic Alert (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)
8-inch Composition 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)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (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)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED rear lights (S)
Cloth (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
3 x 110-volt outlets placed in the bin (S)
Bed camera with alerts (S)
Bin-integrated compressed air (S)
2 x bin-integrated locking cables for securing gear (S)
Telescoping racks (S)
8 x airbags for occupant protection (S)
11 x cameras (S)
Level 3 autonomy for highway (S)
5 x radars (S)
Reinforcements of the skateboard platform (S)
Ultrasonic and a high precision GPS coupled with high definition maps (S)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (S)
12.3-inch instrument cluster (S)
15.6-inch center touch screen (S)
6.8-inch rear touch screen (S)
Standard surround sound (S)
50/50 folding of thord row seats (S)
60/40 folding of second row seats (S)
Driver lumbar adjustment (S)
Heated seats (S)
100% recycled textile floor mats (S)
Matte black interior finishes (S)
Textile headliner (S)
Vegan leather seating with performance stitching (S)
Aluminum roof rails (O)
Black bumpers (S)
Black roof rails (O)
Detachable towing hitch (O)
e-tron Compact charging cable (S)
Luggage cover (S)
Matt black control buttons (S)
Model designation and performance/technology lettering (S)
Non-smokers package (S)
Omitting Model designation and performance/technology lettering (O)
Removable boot partition net (S)
Roof frame and window channel strips in anodised aluminum (S)
Smokers package (O)
Storage and luggage room package (O)
Adaptive Cruise Control with speed limiter (S)
Anti-theft alarm system (O)
Audi Pre Sense Basic (S)
Audi Pre Sense Front (S)
Audi Pre Sense Rear (O)
Audi Pre Sense Rear Packet (O)
Backup camera (O)
Blind Spot Alert (O)
Camera-based speed limit display / traffic sign recognition (O)
Car alarm (O)
Central driver assistance controller (zFAS) (S)
Cross intersection assistance (O)
Driver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag deactivation (S)
Efficiency assistance (O)
Electronic immobilizer (S)
Emergency assistance (O)
Exit warning (O)
First aid kit (S)
ISOFIX on rear seats and on the front passenger's seat (S)
Lane change warning (O)
Night vision assistant (O)
Obstacle avoidance assistance (O)
Parking aid plus with environment display (S)
Parking assistance (O)
Rear cross traffic assistance (O)
Rear side airbags (O)
Reverse cameras (O)
Seat occupancy recognition (S)
Side airbags in front and head airbag system (S)
Tire repair kit (S)
Tire-pessure monitoring system (S)
Tri-spoke leather steering wheel with multifunction and shift paddles (O)
10.1-inch HD+ display with MMI touch response and haptic feedback (S)
12.3-inch infotainment display (S)
12V outlet (S)
Audi Connect Emergency Call & Service (S)
Audi Connect key (O)
Audi connect Navigation & Infotainment (S)
Audi music interface (S)
Audi music interface in the rear (O)
Audi phone box (O)
Audi smartphone interface (O)
Audi Virtual cockpit (S)
Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus (O)
Bluetooth (S)
Comfort key including sensor-controlled luggage compartment unlocking (O)
Comfort key including sensor-controlled luggage compartment unlocking and anti-theft alarm system (O)
Digital radio (O)
Digital TV reception (DVB-T2) with CI+ abd PayTV (O)
DVD-Player (O)
Garage door opener (O)
Head-up display (O)
MMI Navigation plus (S)
MMI Radio (S)
Remote key (S)
Remote MMI touch control unit with 8.6-inch color display (S)
SDXC memory card reader (S)
16 x speakers and a subwoofer, 15 CH, 705 W (O)
10 x speakers and a subwoofer, 6 CH, 180W (S)
2 x USB Type-A ports with data and charging function (S)
2-zone comfort automatic air-conditioning (S)
4-zone comfort automatic air-conditioning (O)
Air quality package with ionizer and a choice of fragrances (O)
Comfort auxiliary air-conditioning (O)
Standard auxiliary air-conditioning (S)
Increased heating capacity (O)
4-way lumbar support for the front seats (O)
Center armrest front (S)
Comfort center armrest front (O)
Electrically adjustable front seats with memory (O)
Folding down rear seats (S)
Headrests on front seats (S)
Heated front seats (O)
Manually adjustable front seats (S)
Sports front seats (O)
Sports Plus front seats (O)
Standard front seats (S)
Ventilated front seats (O)
Ventilated front seats with massage function (O)
Double-spoke steering wheel with multifunction and shift paddles (S)
Acoustic glazing for door and side windows (O)
Adaptive heated windscreen wiper with integrated washing nozzles (O)
Extendable sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (O)
Green tinted heat insulating glass (S)
Heated rear window with timer (S)
Manual sun shades on rear windows (O)
Panoramic glass roof (O)
Power tailgate (S)
Privacy glass (O)
Servo closing for the doors (O)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Windscreen with heat insulation and acoustic glazing (S)
Auto-dimming rearview mirror, frameless (S)
Automatically foldable and dimmable side mirrors (O)
Black- or Carbon-painted housings of side mirrors (O)
Body-color painted housings of side mirrors (S)
Electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors (S)
Electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors with memory (O)
Virtual side mirrors (O)
Ambient light package (O)
Ambient light package plus (O)
Ambient lights (S)
Boot lighting right and left (S)
Digital Matrix LED headlights and LED taillights (O)
e-tron logo LED projection upon opening the doors (O)
Footwell lighting front and rear (S)
Glovebox lights (S)
Headlights cleaning system (S)
Illumiated door sills (S)
LED headlights and LED taillights (S)
Matrix LED headlights and LED taillights (O)
Reading lights front and rear (S)
Headliner in black fabric (O)
Headliner in moon silver fabric (S)
Leather (O)
Leather / Artificial leather seats (O)
Microfiber DINAMICA / Leather (O)
Seat covers in fabric (S)
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