2019 Mazda3 Vs. 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Mazda Mazda3 Vs. 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The 2019 Mazda3 is such a dominating force in the compact car class that we’re continuing our trend of pitting it against members of different, traditionally higher-end classes to see how it compares. It’s just that good.

Today, it goes up against the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This machine is an excellent vehicle in its own right, but it’s expected to be- it is a performance-oriented sports car, after all. The highly acclaimed hot hatch brings a huge amount of performance fun and overall quality to the table. Let’s see what ties these two vehicles together and what sets them apart.

2019 Mazda3


2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

$21,000 Starting MSRP $27,595
Up to 27 city / 36 highway Fuel Economy Up to 25 city / 31 highway
186 hp Horsepower 228 hp
#1 in Compact Cars U.S. News Class Rating #1 in Compact Cars
176-184” L x 71” W x 57” H Dimensions 168” L x 71” W x 58” H
13.2 to 20.1 cubic feet, 13.2 with seat area Cargo Volume 17.4 cubic feet, 53.7 with seat area
Sedan and Hatchback Body Type(s) Hatchback

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Both the 2019 Mazda3 and 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI earn the honor of tying for number one amongst compact cars from review aggregator/distiller U.S. News. This is quite an achievement, especially in such a competitive class.

A lot of their success can be accounted for by both vehicles’ responsive, exciting, overall excellent performance. Both machines accelerate briskly, handle responsively, and ride smoothly. When it comes down to it, they’re simply a ton of fun.

Additionally, both the 2019 Mazda3 and 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI are noted for having comfortable, upscale interiors fitted with the latest in standard and available tech. The 2019 GTI is a bit more spacious inside, however. This could be due in part to body styles: the 2019 Mazda3 comes in two, sedan and hatchback, while the 2019 Golf GTI is a hatch and hatch alone.

If you’re interested in the 2019 Mazda3, there’s obviously a lot of areas you can click on this page to move further. If you’re interested in learning more about the 2019 VW Golf GTI, you can read more on our Hall Volkswagen site and check it out in the accompanying inventory. Thanks for reading!