2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs. 2018 Mazda CX-3

In the process of educating customers about the wide range of vehicles available at the Spitzer Volkswagen showroom, the dealership's team of product experts have spent a lot of time touting the capability of its stock of crossover SUVs. The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack doesn't quite fit cleanly in that category, but it offers the performance and capability to easily compete inside of that tightly-packed industry segment. A comparison between the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs. 2018 Mazda CX-3 illustrates the just how much flexibility the Alltrack has to offer. In short, the 2018 Golf Alltrack has clear advantages in such important areas like performance and cargo volume. Potential buyers should contact a Spitzer VW product expert by calling 440-703-6348 to schedule an appointment.

The reason crossover SUVs have become so popular is that the class can so easily adapt to an owner's changing needs. Technically speaking, the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack is classified as a wagon, but it offers significantly more available interior cargo volume. Both the 2018 Golf Alltrack and 2018 Mazda CX-3 have seating for up to five passengers. However, folding down the rear row of seats in the Golf Alltrack will make up to 66.5 cubic-feet cargo volume available. By comparison, the interior of the 2018 CX-3 can be configured to offer just 44.5 cubic-feet of interior volume. Additionally, the 2018 Golf Alltrack is well-suited take its occupants into the wilderness. All three available trim grades of the 2018 Golf Alltrack comes with the VW all-wheel-drive system as standard equipment.


2018 Golf Alltrack


2018 Mazda CX-3

Turbo., 1.8-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
170/199 Horsepower/Torque 146/146
66.5 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 44.5 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Another common element that the 2018 Golf Alltrack and CX-3 have in common is the fact both vehicles are only available with a single engine option. Spitzer VW customers who choose the 2018 Golf Alltrack will be getting a turbocharged, 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission, a six-speed manual transmission is also available. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 actually employs a larger four-cylinder engine, but it doesn't offer as much output. Current Alltrack models can make 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the 2.0-liter engine in the CX-3 tops out at 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque.



An interior photo of the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack and its available technology.
A cut-away photo of the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack with a brown leather upholstery interior.
A photo of the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack driving through the woods with a bike rack attached to the roof.
A photo of the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack splashing through a mud hole in the woods.