Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$39,070
Invoice
$37,507
Average Price Paid
$39,070
21 listings nationwide

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2.0T Autobahn FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,367
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,648
25 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
No Expert Reviews
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
No User Reviews
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
65
Jose writes:
Alot of power and very fun to drive. The only thing is when u put ur foot down, hold on to that steering wheel
BakkaChi writes:
I love it. Fantastic car
Handling Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe worse.
"LSD and elctronic assisted steering rack"
Back Seats Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe worse.
"More space and 4 doors. More comfy too"
JSparkles writes:
Quick nice drive around town. I have only had my Speed3 for about 2 weeks, but I get great power and gas milea...
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Focus SE Hatchback worse.
"The steering is tighter as well as the suspension. "
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Focus SE Hatchback worse.
"They are better fit to keep you in the seat on corners than the ford."

Specs

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
24 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
34 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
241 hp @ 5,000 RPM
241 hp @ 5,000 RPM
263 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.44 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 3 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 2 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 3 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional --
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 42 in
Back Legroom 35 in 36.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 19.9 cu ft 17 cu ft
Maximum Payload 904 lbs --
Exterior
Length 168.8 in 177.6 in
Width 70.4 in 69.7 in
Height 57.6 in 57.5 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 103.9 in

Available Options

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atlantic Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Kings Red Metallic
  • Moonstone Gray
  • Opal White Pearl
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring

Exterior Colors

  • Black Mica
  • Crystal White Pearl Mica/Black
  • Liquid Silver Metallic/Black
  • Velocity Red Mica/Black

Option Packages

  • MAZDASPEED Tech PKG

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