Both the ID.3 and Golf are compact hatchbacks of similar shape and size, though the ID.3 makes much better use of the cabin space, giving it interior dimensions that are more in line with the larger VW Passat. However, while the Golf is powered by fossil fuels, the ID.3 is fully electric.
The Golf is a decent overall performer, even in its base configuration. Though, if you want a Golf that really shines, the GTI model is the way to go. Volkswagen has already made it clear that its ID.3 and ID.4 aren’t designed to compete with the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in the performance department. Instead, they’re focused more on comfort and practicality. Still, no matter which EV you choose, you’ll enjoy the instant torque and smooth acceleration that comes from an all-electric powertrain.