Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen e-Golf

Snowflake White Pearl Mica
VS
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$18,095 - $20,395
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
134 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
100KW 134HP Electric

Interior Features

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
38.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 cu. ft.
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
103.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
175.6 - 180.3 in.
168.1 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
70.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2875 - 2967 .lbs
3455 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
134 hp

Torque

Torque
150 ft. lbs.
214 ft. lbs.

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
Not Available

Combined

Combined
14 - 38 mpg
63 - 56 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
126 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 - 38 mpg
111 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 4-Door - Mazda Mazda3 5-Door
Volkswagen e-Golf

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback - Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars - Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
96.3 - 96.4 ft³.
93.5 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2875 - 2967 lbs.
3455 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 mpg.
Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 mpg.
Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
37 - 38 mpg.
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Electric

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
Not Available

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - 3.55
2.70

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 - 2.02
Not Available

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 - 1.45
Not Available

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.03
Not Available

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 0.84
Not Available

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 - 0.68
Not Available

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 - 3.89
2.70

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 - 3.85
3.61

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7, 5.6, 5.7
Not Available

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.4 in.
10.7 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal.
Not Available

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
38.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in.
55.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.5 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
38.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.8 in.
35.6 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.4 in.
53.9 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.5 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
103.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
175.6 - 180.3 in.
168.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in.
70.8 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.3 in.
57.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.2 in.
60.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in.
59.5 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
20.2 ft³.
22.8 ft³.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³.
52.7 ft³.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 ft³.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Mazda3
Golf

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback - Sedan
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
Not Available

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
Not Available

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
Not Available

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
Not Available

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
Not Available