Compare 2022 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2022 Volkswagen Golf

2022 Mazda MAZDA3
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2022 Mazda MAZDA3
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2.0T Automaticbahn DSG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 25 34 $37,565 $39,130
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 34 $36,798 $38,330
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 25 34 $27,453 $30,680
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 34 $26,685 $29,880
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 25 34 $34,012 $35,430
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 34 $33,245 $34,630
Golf R 2.0T DSG 23 30 $43,094 $44,890
Golf R 2.0T Manual 20 28 $42,326 $44,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,231
$37,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,150
$39,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$652 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Mazda 3 makes a play for upscale compact-car buyers with a rich interior and cut-above handling. The 2022 VW GTI is a good hot hatch, but the Golf R fully realizes the platform’s potential.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 91.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 46.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
- 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
- 103.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 168.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 34.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.2
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.4
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
- P235/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P235/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3190
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 19 X 8
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
- 273 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 241 @ 5000
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.76
Trans Type
- 7
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.75
Trans Order Code
- UZ
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.92
Trans Description Cont.
- Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.75
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Volkswagen Golf GTI
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
- 6.3
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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