Compare 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2013 Volkswagen Golf

2013 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
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2-Door HB DSG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GTI 2-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
GTI 2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
GTI 2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
GTI 2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof 21 31 $25,321 $26,375
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
GTI 4-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
GTI 4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
GTI 4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Driver's Edition PZEV 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
GTI 4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,427 $19,195
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,125 $22,005
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic w/Conv PZEV 24 31 $19,325 $20,130
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,322 $25,335
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,973 $27,055
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,590 $28,740
Golf 2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,371 $18,095
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $24,917 $25,955
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $26,534 $27,640
Golf 2-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $20,069 $20,905
Golf 2-Door HB Manual w/Conv PZEV 23 33 $18,268 $19,030
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,195 $19,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $22,075 $22,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic w/Conv PZEV 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $28,537 $29,725
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,481 $28,625
Golf R 2-Door HB 19 27 $32,827 $34,195
Golf R 2-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $34,478 $35,915
Golf R 4-Door HB 19 27 $33,403 $34,795
Golf R 4-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $35,054 $36,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,619
$24,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,650
$25,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$394 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mazda 3 drives with a lot more sophistication and verve than you might expect for a small car this affordable, practical, and fuel-efficient. The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.3
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)
10.43 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.5
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)
10.94 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 225/40R18
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 225/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2950 3080
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4100 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.452 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.708 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.893 3.98
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.022 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.591 4.06/3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.08
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.599 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.552 3.46
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 2 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 6.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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