Compare 2015 Volkswagen GTI vs 2014 Mazda MAZDA3

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2-Door HB Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $23,793 $24,785
4-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $24,370 $25,385
2-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $24,850 $25,885
2-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,229 $26,280
4-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $25,426 $26,485
4-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,806 $26,880
2-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,286 $27,380
2-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $26,673 $27,785
4-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,862 $27,980
4-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $27,250 $28,385
2-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $27,730 $28,885
2-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,109 $29,280
4-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $28,306 $29,485
4-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,686 $29,880
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 25 34 $28,843 $30,045
2-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,166 $30,380
4-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,742 $30,980
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 25 33 $29,899 $31,145
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $30,277 $31,540
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $31,334 $32,640
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,793
$16,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,785
$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$413 / month
$282 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 96.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
168 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.6 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
52.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11
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)
10.7 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2972 2781
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 4500 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 41
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.55 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 5.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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