Mazda3 Vs Volkswagen Golf

The 2012 Mazda3 vs. the Volkswagen Golf

If you’re looking for a great new compact sedan the 2012 Mazda3 offers a great combination of features and options that make it stand out in a competitive market. The exterior offers an aggressive stance with elegant styling and the interior offers great features that can’t be had on the competition. Let’s compare the new Mazda3 to one of its top competitors, the VW Golf, to see where it really shines.

Mazda3: More Options and Features

While the two competitors offer a similar range of engine choices and trims, the new Mazda3 separates itself from our new inventory by offering a range of interior features that aren’t available on the Golf. In terms of convenience, the Mazda’s roadster offers remote start and automatic dual-zone climate control, neither of which are available on the VW. A leather interior and heated front seats are standard as well, but totally unavailable on the Golf. A power sunroof/moonroof is also standard on the Mazda3, as well as perimeter lighting. The Golf does not offer either of these features. Both competitors offer Bluetooth connectivity but the Mazda3 also features a standard navigational aid system that can’t be had on the Golf. The Mazda can also be equipped with rain-sensing wipers and high-intensity discharge headlights.

In terms of exterior styling, the Mazda stands out. Its aggressive styling offers a more modern take on what a compact car can be. The Golf’s styling is traditional, and doesn’t feel as up to date as the Mazda3. You’ll also find more interior passenger and cargo space than the Golf. If it’s a full-featured, reliable, and modern compact sedan you’re after, the Mazda3 is a great option.

The 2012 Mazda3 at Cox Mazda

If you’re interested in a new Mazda3 our staff would like to invite you to come by our dealership to take one out for a test drive. We’re sure that you’ll be impressed by Mazda’s great combination of value, performance, and features. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable and can answer any of your automotive questions. You can even stop by our Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest Mazda news and events. Come on by our dealership today and get behind the wheel of a great new Mazda3, you’ll be glad you did.