Compare 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit vs 2008 Mazda MAZDA3

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit
2008 Mazda MAZDA3
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2-Door HB Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV S 22 29 $14,799 $15,600
2-Door HB Manual S 22 29 $14,799 $15,600
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 21 29 $15,872 $16,675
2-Door HB Automatic S 21 29 $15,872 $16,675
4-Door HB Manual PZEV S 22 29 $17,045 $17,575
4-Door HB Manual S 22 29 $17,045 $17,575
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 21 29 $18,118 $18,650
4-Door HB Automatic S 21 29 $18,118 $18,650
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4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,022 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 23 31 $13,861 $14,795
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring *Ltd Avail 24 32 $15,222 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic * i Touring *Ltd Avail 23 31 $16,061 $17,155
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,322 $17,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,799
$13,022
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,600
$13,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$260 / month
$232 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volkswagen is a satisfying, high-quality compact that will suit many drivers as is. Those who need more zoot can step up to the GTI or R32. The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 94.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 177.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 4.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.23 x 0.47 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)
11.34 x 0.98 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2975 2780
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ - TBD - 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ - TBD - 148 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door HB 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Rabbit Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink 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.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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