2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 VW Golf
A complete redesign has made the 2019 Mazda3 more attractive to car buyers than ever and armed with a power-packed engine, a bold style, innovative technology and much more, the Mazda-brand compact will leave the competition struggling to keep up. Learn more about the next-generation Mazda3 design, features and specs in this 2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 VW Golf comparison.
Available in sedan and hatchback body styles, the 2019 Mazda3 provides drivers with a level of versatility that the VW Golf cannot match. Family-friendly Mazda3 Sedan entries are available in four grades – Base, Select, Preferred and Premium – while the sporty Mazda3 Hatchback is available in three packages – Base, Preferred and Premium. Each Mazda3 entry makes room for five passengers in a cabin that provides 92.7 cubic feet of passenger space with 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space in sedan models and 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space in hatchback entries.
|2019 Mazda3||VS||2019 VW Golf|
|186-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder||Standard Engine||147-Horsepower 1.4-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder|
|Sedan and Hatchback||Body Styles||Hatchback|
|8.8-Inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Touchscreen||Standard Infotainment System||6.5-Inch VW Car-Net® Touchscreen|
What Are the Differences Between the Mazda3 and the Volkswagen Golf?
Are you looking for a compact car that will deliver an exciting drive and next-level value? The Mazda3 will deliver on all counts in this 2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 VW Golf comparison. Entry-level Mazda3 Sedan trim levels will start at $21,000 and promise incredible value at every turn with an 8.8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system, LED lighting systems, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, keyless entry with push-button start, a 7-inch digital instrument display and more.
Base Mazda3 Hatchback packages start at the same level as the Mazda3 Sedan Select, start at $23,600 and add an impressive list of technology and features to create exceptional value. Highlights of the stock Mazda3 Hatchback include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting systems, a rear roof spoiler, dual-zone automatic climate control, the Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, leather-trimmed sport seats and a suite of Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® safety systems. Additional upgrades to the Mazda3 spec sheet include a 12-speaker Bose® premium sound system, a power sunroof, a color Head-Up Display, premium leather upholstery and adaptive headlights.
Elite power and performance specs promise to set the 2019 Mazda3 apart from many competitors. The Volkswagen hatchback employs a stock 147-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic and leaves a lot to be desired. When you upgrade to the Mazda3, you will enjoy the mechanical machinations of a 186-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that can be paired with a six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission and a six-speed SKYACTIV®-MT manual transmission exclusive to the Mazda3 Hatchback Premium. Armed with the automatic transmission, the Mazda3 will earn 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Available Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® is an added feature that sets the Mazda3 apart from its German-engineered competitor.