Compare 2010 Volkswagen Golf vs 2010 Mazda MAZDA3

2010 Volkswagen Golf
2010 Mazda MAZDA3
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 22 30 $16,830 $17,620
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 22 30 $16,830 $17,620
2-Door HB Automatic 23 30 $17,929 $18,720
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $17,929 $18,720
4-Door HB Automatic 23 30 $18,512 $19,335
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $18,512 $19,335
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 41 $21,122 $22,155
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 41 $21,695 $22,760
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $22,221 $23,255
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $22,794 $23,860
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,830
$14,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,620
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$294 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Volkswagen Golf/TDI feels more upscale than its competitors, and the diesel's exceptional fuel economy is an unexpected bonus in the class. The 2010 Mazda3 engages drivers like few other compact cars, though a little more room and less noise couldn't hurt.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
165.4 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x .5 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 ft 17.1
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2968 2868
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
2 Door HB 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 6.7

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