Compare 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Mazda MAZDA3
2019 Volkswagen Golf
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T S Automatic 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
Golf 1.4T S Manual 29 37 $20,971 $21,845
Golf 1.4T SE Automatic 29 37 $24,236 $25,245
Golf 1.4T SE Manual 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $26,875 $27,995
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 21 30 $25,819 $26,895
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $30,331 $31,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 21 30 $29,275 $30,495
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $34,651 $36,095
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL Manual 21 30 $33,595 $34,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition DSG 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition Manual 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 25 31 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
Golf R 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $39,835 $41,495
Golf R 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 21 29 $38,779 $40,395
Golf SportWagen 1.4T S Automatic N/A N/A $22,075 $22,995
Golf SportWagen 1.4T S Manual N/A N/A $21,019 $21,895
Golf SportWagen 1.4T SE Automatic N/A N/A $28,795 $29,995
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 29 $24,474 $25,495
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,086
$22,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,000
$22,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that. The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.1
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
- 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
- 58.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.7
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3023
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.07
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Trans Type
- 8
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Trans Order Code
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
- Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
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
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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