Comparison between:
- 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
- 2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range RWD
- 2019 e.GO Life 60

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range RWD2019 e.GO Life 60
2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range RWD2019 e.GO Life 60
Model alias-Model 3 S
Model 3 SR
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TrimSEStandard Range RWD60
Model year201920192019
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth AmericaEurope
PriceUSD 31,895 (USA, Jul 2019)
GBP 33,840 (UK, Jul 2019)
EUR 41,005 (NL, Jul 2019)
EUR 35,900 (DE, Jul 2019)
EUR 42,090 (FR, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,460 (ES, Jul 2019)
EUR 40,750 (IT, Jul 2019)
-EUR 19,900 (EU, Jul 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackSedanHatchback
MaterialsSteelMild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Plastic
Aluminium
High-strength steel
Exterior colorsAtlantic Blue Metallic
Deep Black Pearl
Great Falls Green Metallic
Indium Grey Metallic
Pure White
Urano Grey
White Silver Metallic
Oryx White Pearl
Solid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
White
Silver
Red
Blue
Anthracite
Interior colorsTitan Black
Shetland Beige
BlackBlack
Number of doors442
Number of seats554
Length168.1 in
4270 mm
184.8 in
4694 mm
131.8 in
3348 mm
Width70.8 in
1798 mm
72.8 in
1849 mm
68.8 in
1748 mm
Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
82.2 in
2088 mm
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Width with folded mirrors-76.1 in
1933 mm
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Height58.3 in
1482 mm
56.8 in
1443 mm
62.2 in
1581 mm
Wheelbase103.5 in
2629 mm
113.2 in
2875 mm
86.6 in
2200 mm
Front track60.4 in
1533 mm
62.2 in
1580 mm
58.3 in
1480 mm
Rear track59.2 in
1503 mm
62.2 in
1580 mm
58.3 in
1480 mm
Clearance5.6 in
143 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
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Front headroom40.1 in
1018 mm
40.3 in
1024 mm
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Rear headroom38.1 in
967 mm
37.7 in
958 mm
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Front shoulder room55.9 in
1420 mm
56.3 in
1430 mm
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Rear shoulder room53.9 in
1369 mm
54.0 in
1372 mm
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Front hip room57.8 in
1469 mm
53.4 in
1356 mm
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Rear hip room56.7 in
1440 mm
52.4 in
1331 mm
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Front legroom41.2 in
1046 mm
42.7 in
1085 mm
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Rear legroom35.6 in
904 mm
35.2 in
894 mm
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Passenger volume-2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
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Trunk volume341.0 l
12.04 ft3
0.34 m3
340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
140.0 l
4.94 ft3
0.14 m3
Maximum trunk volume1231.0 l
43.47 ft3
1.23 m3
-640.0 l
22.60 ft3
0.64 m3
Secondary trunk volume-84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
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Curb weight3560.47 lb
1615 kg
3551.65 lb
1611 kg
2667.59 lb
1210 kg
Payload892.87 lb
405 kg
989.88 lb
449 kg
859.8 lb
390 kg
GVWR4453.34 lb
2020 kg
4541.52 lb
2060 kg
3527.4 lb
1600 kg
Drag coefficient0.27 Cd0.23 Cd-
Additional information--Axle load distribution front / back (%) - 48 / 52

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenTeslaBosch
ModelEEM 100L13-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousSwitched reluctance-
Location of the motorFrontRearRear
Voltage-370 V230 V
Power100 kW
134.1 hp
136.0 ps
211 kW
283.0 hp
286.9 ps
60 kW
80.5 hp
81.6 ps
Maximum power RPM3300 - 12000 rpm--
Torque290 Nm
29.6 kgm
213.9 ft-lb
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Regenerative brakingYesYes-
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
-Eco
Comfort
Sport
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
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 speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
129.9 mph
209.0 km/h
88.2 mph
142.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h9.60 s5.90 s-
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-5.60 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
-Acceleration 0-50 km/h - 3.4 sec

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: 125.0 mi / 201.2 km
EPA: 220.0 mi / 354.0 kmWLTP: 90.1 mi / 145.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 13.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 111 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 26 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 124 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 131 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 138 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 16.2 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
11.8 m
38.71 ft
9.8 m
32.15 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.762.05-

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 ratio3.619-
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)
Independent
MacPherson strut
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
de Dion tube
Dependent

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
Rotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET468.5Jx18 ET40
8.5Jx19 ET40
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Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H235/45R18
235/40R19
195/65R15 R
225/40R18 R
225/45R17 R

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDITesla and Panasonic-
Model-NCR21700A-
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity35.8 kWh53.6 kWh23.5 kWh
Number of cells2642976-
Number of modules274-
Voltage323 V360 V374 V
Energy density-260 Wh/kg-
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
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LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive coolingWater-based coolant circulation-
Minimum ambient temperature--30 °C
-22 °F
-
Maximum ambient temperature-60 °C
140 °F
-
Additional information-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.
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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
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
DC fast charging 50 kW, 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 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Tesla, 11.5 kWOn-board charger, Type 2, 3.7 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
Supercharger, 0:30
SAE J1772 Adapter, 3:23-11:17
Wall Connector, 5:39
NEMA 14-50, 6:46
NEMA 5-15, 45:08
DC fast charging 50 kW, 0:28
e.Go Wallbox, 6:21

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 (O)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
Blind Spot Monitor (O)
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 (O)
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 (O)
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)
Air-filter (S)
Center console with storage and 4 USB ports (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)
Basic audio (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)
Voice recognition system (S)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
Remote control air-conditioning (S)
Secondary ventilation controls (S)
Ventilation system (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)
Manual seat adjustment (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 headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Cloth seats and base trim (S)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with built-in brake assist (S)
Driver and passenger airbags (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Front and rear parking assistance (O)
Hill start assist (S)
Hydraulic braking assistance (S)
ISOFIX child seat attachment for front passenger seat and rear seats (S)
Side airbags (S)
Tyre repair kit, first-aid kit, safety vest, warning triangle (O)
12V power outlet (S)
6.75-inch touch-screen (S)
Built in FM radio, Apple Carplay, Android Auto (S)
e.GO Infotainment system (O)
Smartphone holder with USB port (S)
4 x speakers
Air-conditioning (O)
Electric heater (O)
Manually adjustable seats for driver and front passenger (S)
Reversible rear seats (O)
Seat heating for driver and front passenger (S)
Electric windows (O)
Heated windscreen and rear window heating (S)
Windscreen wipers with built-in rain sensor (S)
Heated side mirrors (S)
Fog lights (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED headlights (S)
Cloth (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationFor 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.
Autopilot
Full Self Driving and all related features are available as hardware on all vehicles but can be software enabled only after paying the corresponding fee. This can be done upon placing an order or after delivery.
Based on Volkswagen's MEB platform.
 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range RWD2019 e.GO Life 60