Compare 2010 Volkswagen GTI vs 2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3

2010 Volkswagen GTI
2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $21,885 $23,465
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $21,885 $23,465
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,446 $24,070
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,446 $24,070
2-Door HB DSG 24 32 $22,984 $24,565
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 32 $22,984 $24,565
4-Door HB DSG 24 32 $23,545 $25,170
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,545 $25,170
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5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $21,851 $23,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,885
$21,851
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,465
$23,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$391 / month
$389 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Volkswagen GTI sits more upright, as usual-but its punchy turbo engine, crisp handling, and paddle-shifted gearbox are anything but stodgy. Overall the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 delivers pulse-quickening thrills for the back roads—or weekend track forays—all on a tight budget, without sacrificing too much practicality for everyday commuting.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 177.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.3 17.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.0 42.8
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)
11.26 x 0.47 11.0 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)
12.28 x 0.98 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 18.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/45HR17 P225/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17 P225/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3034 3245
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 263 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
FSI DISI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 280 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.37
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 4.19/3.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.21
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
2 Door HB 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 - TBD -

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