2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 VW Golf

Cars like the 2017 Mazda3 and 2017 VW Golf are able to balance things like fuel efficiency, style and affordability, which makes both of them very tempting when looking for a new car? In situations like these, how do you decide what is right for you? To help out, we’ve put together a comparison page pitting the 2017 Mazda3 vs the 2017 VW Golf.

The 2017 Mazda3 and VW Golf both start south of $20,000 -- though the Mazda3 has an advantage here with its $17,845 MSRP, where the Golf starts at $19,895. The two are also very tempting for when you want as much efficiency as possible, while keeping the overall price low. The 2017 Mazda3 comes with a 27 City/37 Highway MPG rating and you can find a 25 City/36 Highway MPG rating on the 2017 Golf.

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2017 Mazda3 differences between the 2017 mazda3 and 2017 vw golf 2017 VW Golf
$17,845 MSRP $19,895
27 City/37 Highway MPG 25 City/36 Highway
Standard Backup Camera Standard
Bose audio system Premium Audio Not Available

Differences between the 2017 Mazda3 and 2017 VW Golf

Both the Mazda3 and VW Golf provide a responsive and fun drive. The 2017 Mazda3 is available with either a 2.0L I-4 engine with 155 horsepower or a 2.5L I-4 that increases your power to 184 hp. The 1.8L engine in the 2017 Golf rings in at 170 hp, but is the only available engine for the model. The 2017 Mazda3 has another trick up its sleeve though. The 2017 Mazda3 comes standard with a brand-new feature -- G-Vectoring Control, which increases your grip during turns for improved responsiveness, handling and stability.

Both the 2017 Mazda3 and VW Golf are also friendly to a variety of different people. You can pick up either model with either a manual or automatic transmission, depending on your preference, and both models come with certain conveniences like a standard backup camera or way to stream music from your phone. The Golf is only available as a hatchback model, but if that’s not your thing you can choose between a sedan or hatchback model with the 2017 Mazda3.  

Want to visit the 2017 Mazda3 in person to make sure it’s the right car for you? You can stop by Holiday Mazda in Fond du Lac WI to take the Mazda3 for a spin anytime!

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