Comparison - Audi S3 Prestige quattro 2018 - vs - Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium 2018

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Average Price: 
47,650
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
31,650
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
18.50gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

If you want the easy-to-drive qualities of Audi's entry-level sedan, the A3, but also desire greater acceleration and handling, shop the 2018 Audi S3. The S3's more powerful engine, performance-oriented tires, sport-tuned suspension and bigger brakes combine to deliver an exhilarating performance without degrading the car's all-around usability.

PROS
Powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Upscale interior that looks and feels expensive
Precise handling that makes it a joy to drive on twisty roads
Standard all-wheel drive for enhanced traction

CONS
No manual transmission option
Adults will feel cramped in the back seat
Small trunk won't fit much more than a couple small suitcases

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Audi S3 is a blast to drive, but it suffers from a tiny rear seat and the Volkswagen Golf R offers the same performance with more room for less.

Pros
Tremendous performance bang for buck
Great powertrain
High-end LTE connectivity
Svelte shape

Cons
Tiny rear seat
No manual transmission
Gets pricey with options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat ranked #13 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Volkswagen Passat has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 60 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Extremely spacious seats
Large trunk
Smooth ride

Cons
Competitors are more upscale inside
Rivals have more impressive tech offerings

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat does little wrong, but its stoicism means it isn’t much fun.

Pros
Massive interior
Conservative, quality feel
Good ride quality
Lots of standard safety tech

Cons
Totally devoid of personality
V-6 is very thirsty
Some cheap bits inside
Could a mid-size sedan be less interesting?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
36.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 1 900rpm
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
292hp
at 5 400rpm
174hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
36.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.80in
191.90in
Width: 
72.20in
Height: 
54.80in
58.50in
Ground Clearance: 
5.40in
Wheel Base: 
103.60in
110.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
36.50
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
42.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.80in
56.90in
Rear Head Room: 
36.10
37.80
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
39.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.00in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.00cu.ft
15.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3461.00lbs
3274.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
705 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot
14 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
9 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
no
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
225/40 R18 92H XL All-Season Tires
Black Optic Dynamic Package
Prestige
S Sport Package
S Sport Seat Package
Exterior Options: 
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
19" 5-Double-Spoke-Star Design Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler
Paint Protection Rear Load Sill/Door Cup/Door Edge
Interior Options: 
Audi Beam-Rings
Audi Guard Premium Textile Floor Mats
Audi Beam-Quattro
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Cargo Net
Audi First Aid Kit
Sound Enhancing Resonator Delete Kit
Leather Care Kit