2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Mazda3

2018 Mazda3

 

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. 2018 Mazda3 5-Door

   

If you’re a driver in Culver City looking for a hot hatch that’s certain to burn pavement and turn heads, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2018 Mazda3 5-Door have undoubtedly made your short list. While both of these models offer a lot to like, the VW Golf GTI beats the Mazda3 5-Door in several key areas, including engine performance, standard convenience, and tech.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI in deep black purple

Performance Specs

While the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door serves up a respectable performance, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI performance easily outclasses it with a notably more powerful engine under the hood:

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Engine - The VW Golf GTI comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0L TSI® four-cylinder engine that makes 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

  • Mazda3 5-Door Engine - The Mazda3’s standard 2.0L four-cylinder engine only makes 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque, and even the upgraded 2.5L four-cylinder engine falls well short at only 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI touchscreen

Standard Features

Whether you choose to go with the VW Golf GTI or the Mazda3 5-Door, you can expect every trim on both models to come with a standard touchscreen, Bluetotooth® phone and audio, and full power features. However, the VW Golf GTI technology and convenience features surpass those found on the Mazda3 5-door, both in terms of what’s standard and what’s available:

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI rear view in pure white
 

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

 

2018 Mazda3 5-Door

Standard

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

Not available

Standard

Heated front seats

Optional

Standard

Ambient cabin lighting

Optional

18-inch alloy

Standard wheels

17-inch steel

Get Into the Cockpit of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Today Near Beverly Hills

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI offers up some of the hottest performance capabilities in the hatchback segment, and you can find it near Culver City right now at Volkswagen Santa Monica, located at 2440 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. Our dealership doors are open for sales seven days a week, and you can reach us online or by phone during our regular sales hours at (877) 917-2067.