2018 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2018 Mazda3 – Staten Island, NY

The new 2018 Volkswagen Golf and the 2018 Mazda3 have hit the streets, and they are making a show of it. Which has left drivers wondering which vehicle will be a better fit for them and their lifestyle. Island VW of Staten Island, NY is here to help make the head to head comparison of each vehicle to make sure you’re getting all that you desire out of your next vehicle purchase.


2018 Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model as well as the availability of the new Discover Media navigation infotainment system with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel drive is now available on the base Golf SportWagen S model. The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot next to the Jetta sedan below the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles as well as the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, and the electric e-Golf.

The Golf SE comes with blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and front assist with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and park assist are part of a package. Plus, the top-spec Golf R features Volkswagen’s reconfigurable Digital Cockpit with a 12.3-inch multi-function display.


2018 Mazda3

The 2018 Mazda3 takes the everyday out of driving. The Mazda3 was designed to turn heads. Engineered to change minds. So, the Mazda3 has been bestowed with Mazda’s newest innovation: SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control. This technology helps achieve a smoother, less fatiguing drive for you and your passengers. When cornering, the system works seamlessly by adjusting power delivery, shifting vehicle weight on initial turn-in and throughout the corner. The effect is subtle, but how you feel after a great drive isn’t.

What can you expect of the 2018 Mazda3 interior? You can find an elevated interior for elevated driving. Every detail of the interior was designed to make driving better. From the instrument panel to the gear selector, everything was placed with intention and care to make your every move more intuitive. Why? To let you focus on what matters most: driving. Additionally, behind every Mazda vehicle design is KODO: “Soul of Motion.” The exterior of the 2018 Mazda3 is the true epitome of KODO design. It’s sleek, sporty contours tell you everything about how it drives. Without ever getting behind the wheel.


Volkswagen Golf

  • Lots of technology
  • Smooth powertrains
  • New model update
  • EPA MPG:
    25 City/33 HWY

Mazda3

  • Fun to drive
  • Good fuel economy
  • Solid safety ratings
  • EPA MPG:
    28 City/38 HWY

Island VW of Staten Island, NY is here to help make sure that you make the right decision when it comes to your vehicle. Come test drive the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf and see for yourself why its the right choice, every time.