The Clash of the Hatchbacks: 2015 Mazda 3 vs Volkswagen Golf 7
- 2015 Volkswagen Golf 7
- 2015 Mazda 3
- Small car comparison
- Fun car to drive
- The Golf 7 starts at $21,490 with a six-speed manual whereas the Mazda 3 starts at $20,490
- Both, the Golf 7 and Mazda 3 have 3 years of warranty or 36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage, and 5 years or 60,000 miles of powertrain coverage
- While the Golf is 40 years old over seven generations, the Mazda 3 is only in its third generation
To cut it short
The first look of the Golf 7 is eye-catching! Featuring a rectilinear hatchback, updated styling and an improved look, the Golf 7 stands out as a success. The Mazda 3 is also got enough mettle to turn heads. Swoopier, with a long hood and a cab-back style, the Mazda 3 is quite a charmer too.
While the outside of the Golf 7 looks slimmer than before, even if the dimensions have grown slightly, the inside is evolutionary with silver accents and a touch screen display. The exterior of the Mazda 3 is wide overall with stylish refinements, whereas the interiors are businesslike with a free-standing screen and expensive leather. The Golf 7 comes with 1.2 and 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol or the 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, while the Mazda 3 comes with a 1.6 or 2.0 litre version. However, both, the cars offer the best combinations of equipment, safety, reliability and practicality delivering a comfortable ride. While we love both the cars, let’s now hear it from you!