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Here's how the 2008 Volkswagen GTI and the 2008 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 measure up.
2dr HB Man
$22,800
Starting MSRP
5dr HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport*Ltd Avail*
$22,340
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

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

263.0-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
165.8" length, 58.4" height 176.8" length, 57.7" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

-

Interior color

Interior color

White

Medium Mocha

Black

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Compact -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
N/A 17 x -TBD- in -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy -
Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7 in 18 x 7.0 in -
Front Wheel Size
17 x 7 in 18 x 7.0 in -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -

Electrical

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

Engine

Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 280 @ 3000 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 263 @ 5500 -
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.3L/138 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG 18 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
420.50 mi 377.00 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG 26 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi 261.00 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent E-type Multi-link, -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link Sport -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Sport -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut, -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.26 x 0.47 in 11.0 x -TBD- in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.28 x 0.98 in 12.6 x -TBD- in -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal 14.5 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 14.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 36.1 ft -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.7 -

Tires

Front Tire Size
225/45HR17 P215/45YR18 -
Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17 P215/45YR18 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17 -

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3100 lbs 3153 lbs -

Dimensions

Front Hip Room
N/A 53.8 in -
Passenger Volume
94.2 ft³ 95.3 ft³ -
Wheelbase
101.5 in 103.9 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Length, Overall
165.8 in 176.8 in -
Front Head Room
39.3 in 39.1 in -
Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in 54.9 in -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A 43.4 ft³ -
Height, Overall
58.4 in 57.7 in -
Second Leg Room
35.3 in 36.3 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A 52.5 in -
Front Leg Room
41.2 in 41.1 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
14.7 ft³ 16.5 ft³ -
Second Head Room
38.5 in 38.4 in -
Trunk Volume
N/A N/A -
Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in 54.0 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.3 in 69.5 in -
Track Width, Front
60.4 in 60.4 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in 4.8 in -
Track Width, Rear
59.7 in 60.0 in -

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