2018 Mazda3 5-Door vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf

Compact hatchbacks are incredibly popular among a wide variety of drivers thanks to their versatility and affordability. Discover how Mazda’s popular 2018 Mazda3 5-Door compares to the 2018 Volkswagen Golf in the following model comparison from the team here at Gwatney Mazda. 

Both the Mazda3 5-Door and the Volkswagen Golf offer budget-friendly starting prices, but the Mazda3 is the most affordable. The Golf is more powerful than the Mazda3, but the Mazda3 offers a better balance of horsepower and fuel efficiency, earning up to three more MPG on the highway. Both models feature plenty of cargo space thanks to their versatile design, but the Golf ultimately offers the most. 

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2018 Mazda3 5-Door

Trim: Sport


2018 Volkswagen Golf

Trim: S

$19,345 Starting MSRP $20,910

155-hp 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G I-4 &

6-speed manual or automatic



170-hp 1.8L I-4 &

5-speed manual

28 city / 37 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 25 city / 34 highway
47.1 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 53.7 cubic feet

2018 Mazda3 5-Door Technology & Connectivity Features

Owners of the sporty 2018 Mazda3 5-Door will find no shortage of technology and connectivity features to make life more intuitive and entertaining behind the wheel. The hatchback comes standard with several technology features including the following:

  • Remote keyless entry and push-button start
  • A 7” full-color touchscreen display with MAZDA CONNECT™
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone and Audio Streaming
  • A rearview camera
  • An auxiliary audio input jack and to USB audio inputs
  • …and much more!
2018 Mazda3 5-Door Exterior View in Red
2018 Mazda3 5-Door Exterior View of Rear End in Gray
2018 Mazda3 5-Door View of Sideview Mirror in Red
Close Up of Headlight on 2018 Mazda3 5-Door in Red

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