Mazda 323 1994 vs Volkswagen Golf 1997

Mazda 323
1994 - 1997
Volkswagen Golf
1997 - 2003
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.5 Petrol1.4 Petrol


Power: 90 HP75 HP
Torque: 134 NM128 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.9 seconds14 seconds
Mazda 323 is more dynamic to drive.
Mazda 323 engine produces 15 HP more power than Volkswagen Golf, whereas torque is 6 NM more than Volkswagen Golf. Thanks to more power Mazda 323 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.1 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.26.6
Real fuel consumption: 7.7 l/100km7.3 l/100km
The Volkswagen Golf is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Mazda 323 consumes 0.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Mazda 323 could require 90 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Mazda 323 consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 760 km in combined cycle830 km in combined cycle
910 km on highway1030 km on highway
710 km with real consumption750 km with real consumption
Volkswagen Golf gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.24 m4.15 m
Width: 1.70 m1.74 m
Height: 1.36 m1.44 m
Mazda 323 is 9 cm longer than the Volkswagen Golf, 4 cm narrower, while the height of Mazda 323 is 8 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 300 litresno data
Turning diameter: 10.2 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Mazda 323 is 0.7 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Golf, which means Mazda 323 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`575no data
Safety: no data
above average

Mazda 323 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Golf has serious deffects in 15 percent more cases than Mazda 323, so Mazda 323 quality is probably better
Average price (€): 6001400
Pros and Cons: Mazda 323 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Volkswagen Golf has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
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