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Compare the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo vs 2020 Volkswagen GTI Side-by-Side

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2020 Volkswagen GTI or 2021 Mazda3 Turbo?

Team Gillman Mazda invites you to compare the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo vs 2020 Volkswagen GTI side-by-side. Review the performance specs and features of this popular matchup and discover why we believe the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo is the best fit for you.

2021 Mazda3 Turbo vs 2020 Volkswagen GTI: Features & Specs

The Mazda3 is an extremely impressive vehicle, featuring bold styling, a lavish interior, and great technology. The Mazda3 has remained the second best-selling vehicle from Mazda, despite the SUV frenzy. The only real desire from enthusiasts has been more power, to tell the truth. Well, you have been heard. We are excited to reveal the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo and what better vehicle to compare it against than the grandaddy of the hot hatch, the Volkswagen GTI.

2021 mazda3 turbo vs 2020 volkswagen gti performance

Performance Features

Both of these hatchbacks get power from turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The Volkswagen GTI gets a turbocharged 2.0L inline four-cylinder that produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the Mazda gets a larger 2.5L turbocharged inline four-cylinder that can make up to 250hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. The Mazda3 Turbo is expected to come with a 6-speed automatic as the only transmission choice. Meanwhile, the GTI features a six-speed manual transmission as the standard option while a 7-speed DSG is an available choice.

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Design Elements

While both cars are available in the hatchback configuration, only the Mazda is also available as a traditional sedan. The Volkswagen GTI starts with 18-inch wheels, LED DRL, LED taillights, heated front seats, 6.5-inch color touchscreen, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. At time of publishing the details for the Mazda3 Turbo were not available but it is expected that it will feature 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, LED combination taillights, an available moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button ignition, an 8.8-inch center display, and more.

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Drivers are looking for every edge to help keep them safe. Both vehicles are packed with safety technology. The GTI features Pedestrian Monitoring, Rear Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitor, Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), Forward Collision Warning, and a standard rear view camera. The information is not officially available, but it is expected that the Mazda3 Turbo will have the same included features as the Mazda3 which includes Rearview Camera, Driver Attention Alert, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane-Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Smart Brake Support, and more.

Features & Specs: 2021 Mazda3 Turbo vs 2020 Volkswagen GTI

2021 Mazda3 Turbo VS. 2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.5L Turbocharged 4-cylinder Engines 2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder
6-Speed Automatic (Standard) Transmissions 6-Speed Manual Transmission
7-Speed DSG Automatic (Available)
250hp, 320 lb-ft torque Horsepower
228hp, 258 lb-ft torque
LED headlights, LED DRL
LED Combination Taillights (Standard)
Exterior Lighting LED DRL, LED Taillights (Standard)
LED headlights (Available)
18-inch alloys (Expected) Wheels 18-inch alloys (Standard)
Power Moonroof (Expected) Sunroof Panoramic Sunroof Available
8.8 Center Display (Standard)

Multimedia 6,5-Inch Touchscreen (Standard)
Available Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Rear Camera (Standard) Cameras Backup Camera (Standard)

Test Drive the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo In Houston TX

In the matchup of the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo vs 2020 Volkswagen GTI, we’re confident you’ll want to get behind the wheel of the to see for yourself. Team Gillman Mazda invites you to visit us online or in-person to schedule a test drive of the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo in Houston, TX. Our friendly team members are standing by to answer all your questions.

¿Cuál es el mejor, 2020 Volkswagen GTI o 2021 Mazda3 Turbo?

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