The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen GTI with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 and the Volkswagen GTI in the front seats.
The Volkswagen GTI requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, making it more convenient to drive.
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen GTI. 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 MAZDASPEED3 and the Volkswagen GTI have similar Destination Charges.
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 is about the same width as the Volkswagen GTI. If you go with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen GTI.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen GTI.
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen GTI, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen GTI.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 and the Volkswagen GTI. The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen GTI, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen GTI.
Compare the 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 and the 2014 Volkswagen GTI.
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MSRP*: $25,095 - $29,695
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 1.90%|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$23,143||$24,091 - $28,507|
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