Mazda 323 1989 vs Volkswagen Golf 1989

Mazda 323
1989 - 1995
Volkswagen Golf
1989 - 1992
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.6 Petrol1.6 Petrol


Power: 90 HP69 HP
Torque: 135 NM118 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.3 seconds14.1 seconds
Mazda 323 is more dynamic to drive.
Mazda 323 engine produces 21 HP more power than Volkswagen Golf, whereas torque is 17 NM more than Volkswagen Golf. Thanks to more power Mazda 323 reaches 100 km/h speed 3.8 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.47.7
Mazda 323 consumes 0.3 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf, which means that by driving the Mazda 323 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 45 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 740 km in combined cycle710 km in combined cycle


Length: 4.26 m3.98 m
Width: 1.68 m1.66 m
Height: 1.34 m1.42 m
Mazda 323 is larger, but lower.
Mazda 323 is 28 cm longer than the Volkswagen Golf, 2 cm wider, while the height of Mazda 323 is 8 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: no data330 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1145 litres
Turning diameter: 9.8 meters10.5 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`5501`420
Safety: no datano data
above average

Mazda 323 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Golf has serious deffects in 25 percent more cases than Mazda 323, so Mazda 323 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 10001200
Rating in user reviews: 7.8/10 7.8/10
Pros and Cons: Mazda 323 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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