2016 Mazda3 5-door vs 2016 Volkswagen Golf
The 2016 Mazda3 5-door hatchback provides Bradenton and Palmetto drivers with the power, efficiency, safety equipment, and features they demand from a well-designed hatchback. To demonstrate how easily the Mazda outclasses the competition, we’ve prepared a side-by-side comparison of the 2016 Mazda3 5-door and a competitor, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf. Look it over carefully, then stop by Cox Mazda to test-drive the winner today.
The 2016 Mazda3 5-door scored higher on NHTSA testing, thanks to better design and superior features, including:
- 2016 Mazda3 5-door – The 2016 Mazda3 5-door received an overall score of 5-stars in front crash testing thanks to a well-designed frame and body that were capable of surviving the blunt impact. Features like the optional Blind Spot Warning system and Cross-path Warning System also help to keep drivers safer when backing and parking and contributed to the vehicle’s good score.
- 2016 Volkswagen Golf – The Golf only scored a 4-star rating in NHTSA front crash testing, showing that front seat occupants had a 13-percent higher risk of neck injury in a collision. The Volkswagen also lacks features like Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross-path Warning, making it more difficult for drivers to avoid obstacles when backing and parking.
Performance and Efficiency
The 2016 Mazda3 5-door not only provided drivers with more standard power, it was able to give them a more efficient ride as well:
- 2016 Mazda3 5-door – The Mazda3’s 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine delivered 184 hp and offered a top speed of 133 mph on Car and Driver Testing. The 2.0L engine was able to deliver high fuel economy in EPA-testing, returning 30 mpg/city and up to 40 mpg/highway efficiency.
- 2016 Volkswagen Golf – The Golf has a 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that was able to create just 170 hp with a maximum speed of just 124 mph. This engine failed to impress in EPA testing as well, delivering just 25 mpg/city and only 37 mpg/highway.
The 2016 Mazda3 5-door easily outclasses the Volkswagen Golf by providing more innovative features that make driving more comfortable:
- 2016 Mazda3 5-door – The 2016 Mazda3 offers drivers options like remote vehicle start and auto-dimming rearview mirror to make mornings safer and more convenient. Drivers also have access to a standard heads-up display and automatic dimming high beam lights to improve visibility and make it easy to get the information they need at a glance.
- 2016 Volkswagen Golf – The Volkswagen doesn’t offer a factory remote vehicle starting system, or automatic dimming rearview mirror, so drivers will have to venture out into the cold to start their vehicle in the morning and could be blinded by vehicles following with their headlights on. The Golf also lacks a heads-up display and auto-dimming high beams, forcing drivers to take their eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel should they need to make adjustments or gain information.
See What the 2016 Mazda3 5-door Has to Offer Bradenton and Palmetto Drivers
Contact Cox Mazda at (941) 749-2790 or visit our showroom at 3101 CORTEZ ROAD WEST in Bradenton, FL. to check out the 2016 Mazda3 5-door near Bradenton and Palmetto and see why it’s the right choice for you.