2017 Mazda3 Hatchback vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf

Hatchbacks are becoming more and more popular each model year, and it’s not hard to see why. Hatchback models traditionally offer exceptional fuel efficiency, roomy interiors and a price tag that doesn’t break the bank. But with so many options now flooding the automotive industry, it can be hard to know which hatchback is the right fit for you and your needs.

That’s where we come in. Our main goal is to provide you with everything you need to make an informed decision. That’s why we’re putting the 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback up against the 2017 Volkswagen Golf in a head-to-head competition to see which model comes out on top. Both hatchbacks are immensely popular, but only one can claim the crown of best hatchback. So let’s take a closer look and see which model is right for you.

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2017 Mazda3 Hatchback VS 2017 Volkswagen Golf
28 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 25 MPG
37 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 36 MPG
116.6 cu. ft. Total Interior Volume 116.3 cu. ft.
42.2/35.8 Inches Front/Rear Leg Room 41.2/35.6 Inches

2017 Mazda3 Hatchback: More Efficient with More Room for You and Your Passengers

We mentioned that fuel economy was a big feature many look at when deciding which hatchback model is right for them, so that’s where we’re going to start. And the 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback is going to jump out ahead of the 2017 VW Golf right away thanks to its 28 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway, compared to 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway for the new Golf.

And while you’re enjoying spending less on gas, you’re going to be enjoying a roomier interior as well. And that’s something everyone and everything riding along with you can enjoy, too. That’s because the 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback has more total interior volume and more front and rear leg room than the 2017 Golf. Though it’s not shown in the table, the new Mazda3 Hatchback also has more front head room than the Golf, though the Golf comes out slightly ahead in terms of rear head room.

As you can see, the 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback is the clear choice, with its better gas mileage and roomier interior. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable Seacoast Mazda staff here in Portsmouth, NH.

2017 Mazda3 front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Mazda3 front interior gear shift
2017 Mazda3 front interior passenger space
2017 Mazda3 rear interior cargo space

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