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Mazda 3 Hatchback
2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback
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$22,500
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2021 Volkswagen Golf
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$23,195
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9.0
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Volkswagen Golf R
2022 Volkswagen Golf R
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo 4 Cylinder Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo 4 Cylinder Gas
Horsepower
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
315 hp @ 5350 rpm
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,082 lbs
2,963 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
33 MPG
N/A
City
26 MPG
29 MPG
N/A
Highway
34 MPG
39 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
5.4 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
343.2 miles
382.8 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
448.8 miles
514.8 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.6 in
167.6 in
N/A
Height
56.7 in
58.2 in
N/A
Max Width
70.7 in
70.8 in
N/A
Front Width
61.7 in
61 in
N/A
Rear Width
62.2 in
59.8 in
N/A
Wheelbase
107.3 in
103.8 in
N/A
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
5.4 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
N/A
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
41.2 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
38.4 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
55.9 in
N/A
Front Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
N/A
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
38.1 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
53.9 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.9 in
N/A
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
20.1 ft³
17.4 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
53.7 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
N/A
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
35.8 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
N/A
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
N/A

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
N/A
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16
N/A
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16
N/A
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
N/A