Audi A3 v BMW 1 Series v VW Golf v Mercedes A-Class: which is best?

21 აგვ 2020-ში
1 469 543 ნახვები

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When it comes to premium hatchbacks, it doesn’t get any better than this - BMW 1 Series, Mercedes A-Class, Audi A3 & Volkswagen Golf.
But when all four are so good, it can be pretty hard to decide which one is the perfect choice for you, right? Well, worry no more! Mat’s here to put each contender through their paces, comparing them to one another to find the must-have hatch of 2020!
The question is, which one would you pick? Join Mat for our all-new group test, and then COMMENT with your choice below the video!
00:00 Intro
00:29 Price
01:32 Exterior Design
03:33 Interior
07:58 Back Seats
11:35 Boots
14:30 Driving
19:05 Verdict
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  • They're four incredible hatchbacks, but if you could only have ONE, which would it be?! Let us know below!

    carwowcarwow3 თვის წინ
    • I like the bmw but never owned one. I've owned the Audi, vw and Mercedes. My wife wanted the Mercedes probably for the badge. The build quality reminded me of a friends Vauxhall with creaky plastic. You get more kit for your money with the vw and under the shell it basically the same at the audi. The audi badge is more prestigious I suppose.

      Daniel WhartonDaniel Wharton6 დღის წინ
    • Vw golf

      HYDRAHYDRA6 დღის წინ
    • Mercedes

      Karl RoadhouseKarl Roadhouse11 დღის წინ
    • My choice would be a 2019 Audi A3 with the 1.8T motor. But assuming that isn't an option it would be between the Audi and BMW - and I'd probably lean ever so slightly towards the Audi. The Mercedes is probably the best all rounder, but the interior is far too hideous, and there is no way I could bear looking at it every day.

      PetePete15 დღის წინ
    • Mercedes cause then I could show off my non-existence richness

      Alvin AhammedAlvin Ahammed17 დღის წინ
  • They destroied the golf :( :( :(

    FapserFapser20 წუთის წინ
  • I would go for the Golf.

    Megi ZMegi Z4 საათის წინ
  • Cant decide between the A3 and the a class :/

    Nathan ThomasNathan Thomasდღის წინ
  • I love the new a class looks so modern

    Wolf QlfWolf Qlf2 დღის წინ
  • The German car won

    Waleed Al-RabbaniWaleed Al-Rabbani3 დღის წინ
  • Subscribe 😍🔥😍🔥😍🔥😍🔥

    Quattro RSQuattro RS4 დღის წინ
  • The plastic scratching...Great ! Now I have to go back to therapy

    Margaret ElkinsMargaret Elkins5 დღის წინ
  • I love the vw golf

    HYDRAHYDRA6 დღის წინ
  • I'm a big fan of Mat's gf tbh

    Jimmy NeutronJimmy Neutron8 დღის წინ
  • Damn CARWOW giving away free real estate

    Jimmy NeutronJimmy Neutron8 დღის წინ
  • Idk you guys but for me its Mercedes>BMW>Audi>Wolksvagen

    anemon21manemon21m8 დღის წინ
  • The audi is more beautiful but the Mercedes offers more

    Sarath Krishnan SSarath Krishnan S9 დღის წინ
  • More or less the old audi a3 is better than all four cars

    K CK C13 დღის წინ
  • The middle guy should stop drooling on his chest...

    SadBunnySadBunny13 დღის წინ
  • What about the Merc A "limo" version though (the sedan-y one)?

    SadBunnySadBunny13 დღის წინ
  • audi and volkswagen look the best

    fnvhkbe anvwoåafnvhkbe anvwoåa14 დღის წინ
  • All overpriced, keeping up with Mr and Mrs jones type people. Ford Focus is a far better car

    Matthew SmithMatthew Smith14 დღის წინ
  • I cant believe anybody could say the Mercedes interior is nicer then the god. I have a W204 C-Class and just was given an A200 as a loan car while it was in for a service - the interior is downright horrendous. Lots of cheap bits, and a downright horrible hodgepodge of design. - The door trims look like something Id expect to find on a Fiat 500 - The black glossy central part where the air vents are looks totally random and does not fit with the rest of the interior design at all - The "giant ipad" style of the display looks absolutely horrible In fact the only part that wasnt horrible was the transmission tunnel / center console area which is the only part that actually looks fit to be in a Mercedes-Benz. Unfortunate because the car itself actually drove quite nicely and for the most part was a pleasure to drive, but that interior lets in down in the worst way - and absolutely everbody I showed photos to of the interior agreed with me that it looked horrendous beyond words.

    PetePete15 დღის წინ
    • He said the BMW has the best interior, and that the Mercedes has the best interior design. Which I can see why, definitely looks the most radical.

      ItsMeYeah888ItsMeYeah88813 დღის წინ
  • You take fully loaded cars but the most basic golf

    Rajvosa97Rajvosa9716 დღის წინ
  • Mercedes all day long!!

    Joe 90 Roll2003Joe 90 Roll200318 დღის წინ
  • guys please correct me if im wrong but how can you compare a3 sline to a low spec gold, shouldnt it be a r-line vs s-line?

    ashwho -ashwho -19 დღის წინ
  • All those cars are incredibly ugly.

    FreedomWarriorFreedomWarrior20 დღის წინ
  • これ日本語版やってほしい!

    あいうえお700あいうえお70020 დღის წინ
  • The German Accent is on point 😂😂😂😂👍🏼

    Vitus DräxlVitus Dräxl21 დღის წინ
  • The be golf is the best

    Faith JumaFaith Juma23 დღის წინ
  • It's just a bit biased,they all German. Other cars and countries are available.

    Claude GaskellClaude Gaskell25 დღის წინ
  • I really don't like screens

    Jacapo polJacapo pol25 დღის წინ
  • Omg that Mercedes interior is abysmal!! BMW looking good though 😍

    Ben MorganBen Morgan26 დღის წინ
  • Audi

    catalin casiancatalin casian26 დღის წინ
  • Audi is the most beautiful here, I just love it😍

    MatijaMatija27 დღის წინ
  • Did anyone notice that when he started typing carwow it said Carol Baskin.

    Simon WilkeySimon Wilkey27 დღის წინ
  • I hate automatic cars

    Oskar CarlsOskar Carls29 დღის წინ
  • A Class and the others don't even come close.

    argento_collectiblesargento_collectibles29 დღის წინ
  • Every time matt sees a mercedes. "Do you have a stick?"

    JazzJazzთვის წინ
  • Mercede a-class❤👍🔥👑

    Kushtrim LahuKushtrim Lahuთვის წინ
  • Volkswagen Golf ⛳ 😎 👌 🙌 😍

    O FinnyO Finnyთვის წინ
  • German's cars are the best in the world !

    Guy BOLOUGuy BOLOUთვის წინ
  • Wait till the new BMW M1 arrives, then we will have a BMW hatchback rival for the Audi RS3 and Mercedes A45 S and the Volkswagen Golf R

    Kirsten CameronKirsten Cameronთვის წინ
  • No offense, but why are english speaking people always imitating Kermit when speaking with a german accent? I know a few germans have a strong accent, but i never heard one sounding like Kermit. As I said no offense, i'm just curious, as Tom Hanks for example made the accent also sounding like that.

    Benjamin WinklerBenjamin Winklerთვის წინ
  • Audi is basic eqipment. All other cars have a upgraded screens and automatic transmissions.

    vanzemaljac ludivanzemaljac ludiთვის წინ
  • the face is always looking at you .. weirding you out 🤣🤣

    BenBenთვის წინ
  • What cars have become? Ipads on wheels. Jeez... They're so boring. They're all the same.

    Draconior87Draconior87თვის წინ
  • Merc with nor-upgraded screens looks absolutely awful

    fra texfra texთვის წინ
  • No sorry BMW it’s the best 🔥

    Milos PanicMilos Panicთვის წინ
  • 7:36 R.I.P. Gearbox

    19ua05 GS19ua05 GSთვის წინ
  • Hello mat..its awesome merce is more premium for me Its a sageous car.its fantastic love you bro spiritadly wow review indeed Omnipotent god bless you

    Viswanath NairViswanath Nairთვის წინ
  • I really like these reviews. Criticizing but not offending and still positive. And only slightly joking

    Fly with TB500Fly with TB500თვის წინ
  • Always Mercedes!!

    Emr GulkEmr Gulkთვის წინ
  • love our A class. we test drove the 1 series and the tech inside was really bad at a similar price point - it didnt even have a reversing camera!?

    Welcome CreatorWelcome Creatorთვის წინ
  • 1:11 love this momment

    kaila mckeekaila mckeeთვის წინ
  • So cutee

    Julie DouglasJulie Douglasთვის წინ
  • Anyone still watch this video?

    nathalia consuelonathalia consueloთვის წინ
  • Aclass interior from another planet!

    SyncSyncთვის წინ
  • Alfa Giulietta... sorry I'm an Alfa man 😂

    AttaboyIIIAttaboyIIIთვის წინ
  • Am i the only one that prefer a golf 7.5 instead of this new shit?

    SavaSavaთვის წინ
  • I think i just felt in love

    Cianna WeathersCianna Weathersთვის წინ

    Kevin of WessexKevin of Wessexთვის წინ
  • Completely disagree with the Mercedes gear selector. It means that all functions for indicators, front and rear wipers along with headlight full beam is on the other stalk which is to cluttered. Much prefer to have wipers on a separate stalk.

    Cjbx11Cjbx11თვის წინ
  • A natureza é maravilhosa

    mo bomo boთვის წინ
  • Which is better? As always, when there is a BMW in the group, it becomes a rhetorical question. Of course it's the BMW. We all know that. The others are just extras to make the video longer.

    Real MReal Mთვის წინ
  • cars are too expensive nowadays although they are better its still a lot of money

    Hugo KleynhansHugo Kleynhansთვის წინ
  • Hey Matt, Love the German city names dance.. Please make a full music video with it..! :P Cheers

    indranil royindranil royთვის წინ
  • Well yeah, that's what we expected

    nicole robertsnicole robertsთვის წინ

    Serdar SeçkinSerdar Seçkinთვის წინ
  • Audi looks like a Peugeot from the side

    Fariel SeradjyFariel Seradjyთვის წინ
  • Carwow Austria?!

    XnaturXnaturთვის წინ
  • I rather Ford Focus

    Fernando LopesFernando Lopesთვის წინ
  • mazda 3

    Hawk eyHawk eyთვის წინ
  • I’ll take the VW

    Noah BergNoah Bergთვის წინ
  • 1:02 what is it?

    Suzy LoehrSuzy Loehrთვის წინ
  • Who cares?

    mark tottonmark tottonთვის წინ
  • vw the best !

    sultan7971sultan7971თვის წინ
  • Audi all day long

    Orgest CekajOrgest Cekajთვის წინ
  • They are all the same now.

    PhilPhilთვის წინ
  • Vw it’s not posh car

    T PT Pთვის წინ
  • This guy looks like if Will Buxton and Sir Jackie Stewart had a child

    Adrian Nando TribelliniAdrian Nando Tribelliniთვის წინ
  • in its entirety the Golf 8 by distance!

    Vivian CodéeVivian Codéeთვის წინ
  • 19:23 you're a man of culture i see

    Pedro MoreiraPedro Moreiraთვის წინ
  • It would seem that when it comes to Prestigious, premium brand cars....Mercedes-Benz is always a cut above the rest!👌

    Jonathan LFC CortisJonathan LFC Cortisთვის წინ
  • I love carwow's content a lot, but I don't value Matt's opinion on Mercedes because he's a "fanboy". He always forces it to be good where its not. How can it have the best practicality when its boot space is the least? C'mon Matt, you can do better

    Kid CipherKid Cipherთვის წინ
  • The soft touch in the rear of the Audi missing is weird as the last 8V has it across the range , the Mk7 Golf never had it. The plastics lower down was best in class with nice feeling plastics , disappointed the Audi has dropped its finishes.

    Kavi4Kavi4თვის წინ
  • I would've included the Seat Leon in this. But who am I?

    RAY NLRAY NLთვის წინ
  • WAIT... How are you showing us how good these cars are for carrying 3 in the back? COVID-19!

    Bhuiyan KhalidBhuiyan Khalidთვის წინ
  • The Golf has been in a group test like.... 3 times and this is the 4th time. Group tests the golf has been in: Volkswagen Golf vs Ford Focus vs Vauxhall Astra Volkswagen Golf vs Ford Focus vs Kia Ceed Volkswagen Golf vs Audi A3 Volkswagen Golf vs Audi A3 vs BMW 1 series vs Mercedes A-Class

    Bhuiyan KhalidBhuiyan Khalidთვის წინ
  • In January 2020 I ordered a white A250 with Premium Plus Package. Forget the 1.3 engines! But due to the world going to sh*t - dealer has advised lead time is now March 2021! But I’ll wait. For me, it’s just a lovely car inside & out. ***Edit*** Dealer has called to say my new car is ready picking it up 15th October 2020! Can’t wait.

    Liem LiamLiem Liamთვის წინ
    • @ismeto Thanks. No not the e, but A250 full on fossil fuel 🤷🏻🤫

      Liem LiamLiem Liamთვის წინ
    • A 250 e ? congrat....

      ismetoismetoთვის წინ
  • A class looking good,you is England people?

    QI HONGQI HONGთვის წინ

    Milch ShakeMilch Shakeთვის წინ
  • Any chance you could use the same segment of vehicle for a plug in hybrid test. I know the 1 series does not have one but A class and new A3 do.

    HE76HE76თვის წინ
  • wow, very cool !

    Ruth InciongRuth Inciongთვის წინ
  • I prefer the BMW cause it is a greatest car and got also a great tec too like the Mercedes but I like it's look better

    speed hunterspeed hunterთვის წინ
  • BMW you just bias so you can make money u snake lol

    Mcdonald family McdonaldMcdonald family Mcdonaldთვის წინ
  • Could u add how many liters/100km of fuel those cars use to ur videos?

    J13 JimmerJ13 Jimmerთვის წინ
  • I love the Mercedes interior but that rear design is just blunt. Its just lazy design

    William CorreiaWilliam Correiaთვის წინ
  • We need car wow South Africa

    Herman KhosaHerman Khosaთვის წინ
  • I love A class

    Julien WallnerJulien Wallner2 თვის წინ
  • Hahaha! Migrainous face of golf 😂😂

    Veela VeelaVeela Veela2 თვის წინ
  • Definitely bmw ftw 🙌

    Lewis PaxLewis Pax2 თვის წინ
  • 0:51 It’s not a problem, it’s a ME problem!

    Alden BrownAlden Brown2 თვის წინ
  • IMO the Audi A3 just looks so much better than the competition.

    FreshgreshFreshgresh2 თვის წინ