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2014 Mazda Mazda2 vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Mazda Mazda2, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mazda Mazda2 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Golf you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda2, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Mazda Mazda2 is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Golf. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda2 and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda2 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mazda Mazda2, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
The Mazda Mazda2 has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda2 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda2 is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Golf. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda2 and the Volkswagen Golf. The Mazda Mazda2 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda2 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.


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2014 Mazda
Mazda2

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MSRP*: $14,720 - $16,210

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 29 25 - 30
Highway MPG: 35 36 - 45
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Good Not Tested
Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Acceptable Not Tested
Invoice*: $14,535 - $16,005 $17,455 - $26,875

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