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2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback
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Volkswagen GTI
2014 Volkswagen GTI
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 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
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
200 hp @ 5100-6000 rpm
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
207 lb-ft @ 1800-5000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,082 lbs
3,113 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
25 MPG
City
26 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
34 MPG
31 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
343.2 miles
304.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
448.8 miles
449.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.6 in
165.8 in
Height
56.7 in
57.8 in
Max Width
70.7 in
70 in
Front Width
61.7 in
60.4 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
107.3 in
101.5 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
39.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
54.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
54.6 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

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

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
225/40R18
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
225/40R18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Interlagos, Cloth seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles