For car buyers in Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, and Newport Beach, comparing the 2015 Volkswagen Golf vs. the Mazda 3 is difficult. With both vehicles offering efficient performance, great space, and innovative features, deciding which one to drive home in is tough. If you’re in the market for these two vehicles, read below for the information you need to help make your choice.

Efficient Power

Power is seen within each of these compact cars. In the 2015 Volkswagen Golf, you have your option of the 1.8L TSI engine or the 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel Engine. With the latter, great power is paired with exceptional efficiency to experience an exhilarating and practical performance. Within the Mazda 3, there are also two engine options: the SKYACTIV-G 2.0L and 2.5L gasoline engines. Like the Golf, the Mazda 3 delivers impressive power. What’s different between the two is the Mazda 3 focuses on power rather than a fuel economic performance.


Advanced Technologies

Within both the Volkswagen Golf and the Mazda 3 is a list of innovative features created to provide convenience and entertainment. For the Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Car Net connected car features give you overall control of your vehicle even when you’re not behind the wheel. With this, you can set speed limits and driving area boundaries for your friends or family that need to borrow the car. If these settings are violated, a notification will be sent to you via text or email. Also included in the Golf are a Bluetooth system and a navigation system. While the Mazda 3 does not have a feature that provides complete control the one seen in the Golf, it still provides navigation and entertainment with the Mazda Connect System.

Spacious Cargo

Though small, both the Volkswagen Golf and Mazda 3 offer an impressive cargo space and interior that fits your things and passengers comfortable. The Volkswagen Golf is home to up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space. It’s also versatile with 60/40 rear split seats and an adjustable cargo floor. This means you’ll be able to configure the interior to fit your friends, family, and cargo.  Like the Volkswagen Golf, the Mazda 3 also provides a versatile cargo area and 60/40 rear split seats. However, it only has 47.1 cubic feet of space to utilize.

When it comes to the Volkswagen Golf vs. the Mazda 3, choosing between the two can be difficult, but with the information above you’ll see that these two models provide you with a list of impressive amenities and features. But, if you’re looking for a spacious compact car complete with state of the art features that provide control, and engine options that are efficient and powerful, then take a closer look at the Volkswagen Golf.


Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine is home to the new Volkswagen Golf. If you’re in the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach area, and you’re interested in driving this year’s Golf home, then be sure to head to our showroom or go online to schedule your test drive today.