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2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 vs. 2014 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
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.

Convenience
The Volkswagen GTI requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, making it more convenient to drive.

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). 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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
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.

Handling
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen GTI, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen GTI.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen GTI.


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2013 Mazda
MAZDASPEED3

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MSRP*: $24,200
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2014 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $25,095 - $29,695
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $250
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 21
Highway MPG: 25 --
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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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $23,143 $24,091 - $28,507

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