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2019 Mazda3 Hatchback vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

Red 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback, VS icon, and blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf

Are you thinking about buying a compact hatchback? The 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback, which received an impressive redesign, is an outstanding choice, with its sporty styling, excellent driving dynamics, available all-wheel drive system, and a wealth of premium features and advanced technologies. In this 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf comparison, we show how the all-new Mazda3 Hatchback favorably stacks up against the compact hatchback competition.

The Mazda3 has long been known for its fun-to-drive nature, and with a boost in performance for the new model-year, it provides an even more engaging driving experience. The base-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv®-G engine in the Mazda3 delivers 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, compared to 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque for the base-level 1.4-liter four-cylinder TSI engine in the VW Golf. Also, the Mazda3 offers the groundbreaking Skyactiv®-X engine, which utilizes a compression ignition system for a pleasing balance of performance and efficiency.

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2019 Mazda3 Hatchback VS 2019 Volkswagen Golf
186-hp/186 lb-ft Base Engine Horsepower/Torque 147-hp/184 lb-ft
Available Compression Ignition Engine No
Available All-Wheel Drive No
Standard Driver Attention Alert No

Compare the 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback and 2019 VW Golf

For the first time in the nameplate’s history, the Mazda3 offers an available all-wheel drive system. The VW Golf doesn’t offer all-wheel drive. The driving dynamics of the Mazda3 are also aided by the new G-Vectoring Control Plus system, which provides excellent handling, especially when driving through curves and around corners.

Another advantage of Mazda3 is its numerous driving assistance technologies. This includes standard Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart City Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist. While the VW Golf has similar features, they are mostly offered as available features. Also, the Mazda3 comes standard with a new Driver Attention Alert feature, which sounds a chime if inattentive driving behavior is detected. The VW Golf doesn’t offer a similar feature.

Experience the style, fun-to-drive nature, and technological-sophistication of the all-new 2019 Mazda3 at Capistrano Mazda!


Rear view of grey 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback
Dashboard and dark grey front seats in 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback
A driver using the Commander Control Knob in a 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback
Overhead view of red 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback and grey 2019 Mazda3 Sedan