2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Mazda 3
2016 Volkswagen Golf 2016 Mazda 3
170 hp Base Engine Horsepower 155 hp
199 lb.-ft. Base Engine Torque 150 lb.-ft.
Up to 52.7 cu. ft. Cargo Volume Up to 20.2 cu. ft.
41.2 in. Front Seat Legroom 42.2 in.

2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Mazda 3

2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Mazda 3 interior features

There's no doubt that the VW Golf is one of the most respected vehicles in the compact and hatchback segments, but how does it really stand up to the competition? We wanted to find out, so we've compared the 2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Mazda 3 5-door hatchback model. Let's see which vehicle has the edge.

From the table above, it's clear that the Golf comes with a much more powerful base engine. In fairness, the Mazda 3 does have an available 2.5-liter engine that offers more power than its standard equipment, but drivers can expect a steeper price and a drop in fuel economy. Even with 199 lb.-ft. of torque, the Golf still offers up to 37 mpg highway.

Superior Cargo Space From the 2016 VW Golf in Union County NJ

We know that many of our customers throughout Union County NJ enjoy a vehicle that offers a lot of cargo space. The Golf is somewhat unique in that it retains its compact size while offering a surprising amount of cargo space that leaves the Mazda 3 hatchback behind. Plus, since front seat legroom between these two models differs by only an inch, it's clear that Volkswagen hasn't sacrificed a spacious interior for cargo-carrying needs. The 2016 VW Golf is equipped to handle both passengers and cargo, while you as the driver get to enjoy features like a touchscreen infotainment system with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plenty of available driver assistance systems, a driver-focused interior design and the XDS Cross Differential System.

On top of all of this, the Golf is a blast to drive, so there's no better way to experience it then to get behind the wheel. If you have any further questions on comparing the 2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Mazda 3 5-door hatchback, be sure to contact us at Douglas Volkswagen. Otherwise, you can schedule a test drive right through our website or by giving us a call.

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