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

21 אוג 2020
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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!

    carwowcarwow2 חודשים לפני
    • Bmw!

      Thomas CominiVonSonnenbergThomas CominiVonSonnenbergיום לפני
    • Audi A3

      HarambeHarambeיום לפני
    • Mercedes

      Ken HallamKen Hallam3 ימים לפני
    • The VW. The other 3 would get stolen where i live

      FlokiFloki6 ימים לפני
    • i bought a220 its superb car!

      Zackary21 SZackary21 S7 ימים לפני
  • the face is always looking at you .. weirding you out 🤣🤣

    BenBen21 שעה לפני
  • What cars have become? Ipads on wheels. Jeez... They're so boring. They're all the same.

    Draconior87Draconior8723 שעות לפני
  • Merc with nor-upgraded screens looks absolutely awful

    fra texfra texיום לפני
  • No sorry BMW it’s the best 🔥

    Milos PanicMilos Panic2 ימים לפני
  • 7:36 R.I.P. Gearbox

    19ua05 GS19ua05 GS3 ימים לפני
  • 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 Nair3 ימים לפני
  • I really like these reviews. Criticizing but not offending and still positive. And only slightly joking

    Fly with TB500Fly with TB5004 ימים לפני
  • Always Mercedes!!

    Emr GulkEmr Gulk4 ימים לפני
  • 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 Creator6 ימים לפני
  • 1:11 love this momment

    kaila mckeekaila mckee6 ימים לפני
  • So cutee

    Julie DouglasJulie Douglas6 ימים לפני
  • Anyone still watch this video?

    nathalia consuelonathalia consuelo7 ימים לפני
  • Aclass interior from another planet!

    SyncSync7 ימים לפני
  • Alfa Giulietta... sorry I'm an Alfa man 😂

    AttaboyIIIAttaboyIII7 ימים לפני
  • Am i the only one that prefer a golf 7.5 instead of this new shit?

    SavaSava7 ימים לפני
  • I think i just felt in love

    Cianna WeathersCianna Weathers7 ימים לפני

    Kevin of WessexKevin of Wessex8 ימים לפני
  • 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.

    Cjbx11Cjbx118 ימים לפני
  • A natureza é maravilhosa

    mo bomo bo8 ימים לפני
  • 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 M9 ימים לפני
  • cars are too expensive nowadays although they are better its still a lot of money

    Hugo KleynhansHugo Kleynhans9 ימים לפני
  • Hey Matt, Love the German city names dance.. Please make a full music video with it..! :P Cheers

    indranil royindranil roy9 ימים לפני
  • Well yeah, that's what we expected

    nicole robertsnicole roberts9 ימים לפני

    Serdar SeçkinSerdar Seçkin10 ימים לפני
  • Audi looks like a Peugeot from the side

    Fariel SeradjyFariel Seradjy10 ימים לפני
  • Carwow Austria?!

    XnaturXnatur11 ימים לפני
  • I rather Ford Focus

    Fernando LopesFernando Lopes11 ימים לפני
  • mazda 3

    Hawk eyHawk ey11 ימים לפני
  • I’ll take the VW

    Noah BergNoah Berg12 ימים לפני
  • 1:02 what is it?

    Suzy LoehrSuzy Loehr12 ימים לפני
  • Who cares?

    mark tottonmark totton13 ימים לפני
  • vw the best !

    sultan7971sultan797113 ימים לפני
  • Audi all day long

    Orgest CekajOrgest Cekaj14 ימים לפני
  • They are all the same now.

    PhilPhil15 ימים לפני
  • Vw it’s not posh car

    T PT P15 ימים לפני
  • This guy looks like if Will Buxton and Sir Jackie Stewart had a child

    Adrian Nando TribelliniAdrian Nando Tribellini15 ימים לפני
  • in its entirety the Golf 8 by distance!

    Vivian CodéeVivian Codée16 ימים לפני
  • 19:23 you're a man of culture i see

    Pedro MoreiraPedro Moreira16 ימים לפני
  • 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 Cortis16 ימים לפני
  • 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 Cipher16 ימים לפני
  • 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.

    Kavi4Kavi416 ימים לפני
  • I would've included the Seat Leon in this. But who am I?

    RAY NLRAY NL17 ימים לפני
  • WAIT... How are you showing us how good these cars are for carrying 3 in the back? COVID-19!

    Bhuiyan KhalidBhuiyan Khalid17 ימים לפני
  • 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 Khalid17 ימים לפני
  • 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 Liam18 ימים לפני
    • @ismeto Thanks. No not the e, but A250 full on fossil fuel 🤷🏻🤫

      Liem LiamLiem Liam16 ימים לפני
    • A 250 e ? congrat....

      ismetoismeto16 ימים לפני
  • I hate how the marketers call these "entry level cars". Entry to what? Talking down to the customers is what it is. How about calling them what they are?

    tigerarmyruletigerarmyrule18 ימים לפני
  • A class looking good,you is England people?

    QI HONGQI HONG19 ימים לפני

    Milch ShakeMilch Shake20 ימים לפני
  • 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.

    HE76HE7620 ימים לפני
  • wow, very cool !

    Ruth InciongRuth Inciong20 ימים לפני
  • 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 hunter21 יום לפני
  • BMW you just bias so you can make money u snake lol

    Mcdonald family McdonaldMcdonald family Mcdonald22 ימים לפני
  • Could u add how many liters/100km of fuel those cars use to ur videos?

    J13 JimmerJ13 Jimmer22 ימים לפני
  • I love the Mercedes interior but that rear design is just blunt. Its just lazy design

    William CorreiaWilliam Correia22 ימים לפני
  • We need car wow South Africa

    Herman KhosaHerman Khosa23 ימים לפני
  • I love A class

    Julien WallnerJulien Wallner24 ימים לפני
  • Hahaha! Migrainous face of golf 😂😂

    Veela VeelaVeela Veela25 ימים לפני
  • Definitely bmw ftw 🙌

    Lewis PaxLewis Pax25 ימים לפני
  • 0:51 It’s not a problem, it’s a ME problem!

    Alden BrownAlden Brown25 ימים לפני
  • IMO the Audi A3 just looks so much better than the competition.

    FreshgreshFreshgresh26 ימים לפני
  • I wanna watch this video all day

    Katrina ConnorKatrina Connor26 ימים לפני
  • Worlds best 4 are GERMAN!

    Hassan AwanHassan Awan26 ימים לפני
  • How to import Mercedes A-class in Pakistan

    raja zubairraja zubair26 ימים לפני
  • I choose none. They are over engineered rip off crap. Get me a Honda or Toyota.

    AWhileHanlinAWhileHanlin27 ימים לפני
  • The Audi A3 looks quite cool but inside that dashboard looks like it was stacked up by a toddler! The Golf looks awesome when I saw it in the dealership and all the materials are very premium but on camera it looks quite terrible and cheap looking, weird!

    Will ThompsonWill Thompson28 ימים לפני
  • It’s the Mercedes for me

    Paris GreenParis Green28 ימים לפני
  • Mazda 3, better interior and better styling than any of these.

    John BradshawJohn Bradshaw29 ימים לפני
  • GOD the Audi looks terrific in the thumbnail 😍

    Sparsha BanikSparsha Banik29 ימים לפני
  • Being comparable and actually competitive to the BBA makes the Golf a winner already.

    Lordy ChenLordy Chen29 ימים לפני
  • They made the golf look cute :( used to look badass

    Strawberry JStrawberry Jחודש לפני
  • Funny how matt never points out the fqke exhaust on the audi 🤔

    Zaid SalimZaid Salimחודש לפני
  • The BMW is the best

    Pranav Duddi SeshadriPranav Duddi Seshadriחודש לפני
  • This new Audi A3 just look awesome.

    Smarty CooLSmarty CooLחודש לפני
  • Hahae so good

    nick trowbridgenick trowbridgeחודש לפני
  • All four are terrible, driven all of them and would say you are better saving and going for something nicer. Especially if you are from the UK. The only one out of these four that is good in most of the weather conditions here in the UK is the golf. The golf has been destroyed with this new front end design.

    Aaron AAaron Aחודש לפני
  • Audi own Lamborghini

    Crazy SkullCrazy Skullחודש לפני
  • €29k a class costs €87k in my country

    Brown IversonBrown Iversonחודש לפני
  • BMW talk always first

    1 Up1 Upחודש לפני
  • Mercedes is best love this

    Sheraz BalochSheraz Balochחודש לפני
  • My 2012 golf 6 has less plastic than new 8 hmmm rear dors soft front dor soft dash soft dont know what happened in later cars they are getting 😳😳

    Robert RužićRobert Ružićחודש לפני
  • Binod

    Tanish Jain 45Tanish Jain 45חודש לפני
  • All the newer german cars are overdone (which makes me sad). Complicated design, creases everywhere, too much technical stuff, God forbid if just one sensor fails, by the way what happened to physical buttons and what happened to simple design, both interior and exterior? I think we are not ready for things like these being so extreme yet.. Fu*cking hell we spend more time looking at infotainment screens rather than driving these days.. All the newer cars look and offer pretty much the same if you take away the badges. There is so little variety that it just comes down to what brand you obseess yourself with the most.. And if you want just a little bit of that fun factor or something to make you feel a bit special (thats how they take your money by the way) you can spend so much extra cash on pointless sh*t.. Carbon fiber this, carbon fiber that, option this, option that,.. They all want to do so many things at once, but what they are forgetting is that nothing is perfect and that there have to be compromises, now that is what makes a car feel special. F*cking hell.. So! -Summary for 2020 cars: Meh. But that's just my oppinion. Democracy and sh*t xD Now you can share hate comments down below :D PEACE!

    GregaGregaחודש לפני
  • What is the actual price of the versions that Mat is reviewing??

    Moises Ortega GarciaMoises Ortega Garciaחודש לפני
  • You are hilarious mate !

    zied sakkazied sakkaחודש לפני
  • why is the app only restricted to European countries? I am in South Africa

    Ernest MashiloErnest Mashiloחודש לפני
  • That search results Carol F*cking Baskin

    Michal SlovnaftMichal Slovnaftחודש לפני
  • Just an adfest. Had to stop watching.

    MrEngland2uMrEngland2uחודש לפני
  • 0:14 Ahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahhshshshshshshshaa

    Zorica SremcevicZorica Sremcevicחודש לפני
  • The new Golf looks like trash from the front, beauty from the back. Whhyyyyyy????

    Brett TinderBrett Tinderחודש לפני
  • Dodge Ram it’s a better car....biger inside...

    Emil SerbacovEmil Serbacovחודש לפני
  • Buying an a class soon this video has sold me on it

    MANNYMANNYחודש לפני
  • Hi Mat. Will Carwow consider doing a version for Ireland? We don't have any sites that do new car deals.

    ColinColinחודש לפני
  • Far too many ads on your videos now 🥺🥱

    Scott HiltonScott Hiltonחודש לפני
  • Had the a-class as a rental and the road noise was terrible. The last 1-series is bye far my favorite to drive but haven’t tried the new generation (which unfortunately is front wheel drive)

    LinusLinusחודש לפני
  • Clearly the Toyota is the best. Honda comes second.

    nick millernick millerחודש לפני
  • I can't understand why people love Mercedes interior, i mean has a taste for good looking interior went this bad? It's a fucking rectangle shaped screen and that's it.

    DDחודש לפני
  • Bmw interior is great, not flashy and tacky like the rest of the competition, also the rear is perfect. Shame about the front end.

    DDחודש לפני
  • can you do Vw golf vs Audi a3 vs Seat leon vs Skoda scala

    Lando1876Lando1876חודש לפני
  • I would have liked to see the Focus ST- Line X with the 1.5 3pot up against these at the same time. As that is also a direct rival for these cars.

    Peter McElvoguePeter McElvogueחודש לפני