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Here's how the 2021 Volkswagen Golf and the 2021 Mazda Mazda3 measure up.
1.4T TSI Manual
$23,195
Starting MSRP
$20,650
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

147.0-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

155.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
33 31 -
Size
167.6" length, 58.2" height 183.5" length, 56.9" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Dark Brown

Medium pebble

Black

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in Compact in -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in 16 X 6.5 in -
Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in 16 X 6.5 in -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 N/A -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130 -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 5000 155 @ 6000 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1400 150 @ 4000 -
Displacement
1.4 L/85 2.0 L/122 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
29 MPG 28 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
382.80 mi 369.60 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
33 MPG 31 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
514.80 mi 475.20 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
39 MPG 36 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut -

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 in 11 in -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in 10.4 in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal 13.2 gal -

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A N/A -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 34.8 ft -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/60HR16 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/60HR16 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2945 lbs 3071 lbs -

Dimensions

Front Leg Room
41.2 in 42.3 in -
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in 55.7 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in 5.5 in -
Second Leg Room
35.6 in 35.1 in -
Trunk Volume
N/A 13.2 ft³ -
Height, Overall
58.2 in 56.9 in -
Second Head Room
38.1 in 37.3 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in 53.5 in -
Track Width, Rear
59.8 in 62.2 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A 50.9 in -
Track Width, Front
61 in 61.7 in -
Length, Overall
167.6 in 183.5 in -
Front Hip Room
N/A 54.6 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.8 in 70.7 in -
Wheelbase
103.8 in 107.3 in -
Front Head Room
38.4 in 38 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Passenger Volume
93.5 ft³ 92.8 ft³ -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³ - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
17.4 ft³ - -

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