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2014 Hyundai Veloster 2014 Mazda Mazda3 2014 Volkswagen GTI
 
3dr Cpe Auto w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Gray Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Red Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Gray Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Red Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo R-Spec
  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo w/Blue Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo w/Blue Int
4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV

Prices

MSRP $19,050 $17,995 $25,095
Invoice $18,359 $17,495 $24,091
Avg. Paid $19,629 $18,332 $23,983

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.8 8.6
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.6 9.3
Performance 6.9 9.3 8.9
Interior 7.6 7.6 9.1
Safety 8.5 9.7 9.7
Reliability 2.5 2.5 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good gas mileage
  • Peppy turbocharged engine
  • Long list of standard features
  • Nimble handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Long list of available tech features
  • High-quality interior
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great all-around performance
Cons
  • Sluggish base engine
  • Cramped back seat
  • Limited cargo space in sedan 
  • Sluggish navigation system with small screen

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/97 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG 28 City / 36 Hwy 30 City / 41 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.3 106.3 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 166.1 180.3 165.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 70.7 70
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 57.3 57.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2657 2848 3113

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Standard
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 89.8 96.3 92.9
Front Head Room (in) 39 38.6 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.2 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 57.2 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 37.6 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 35.8 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54 54.4 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 53.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 34.7 46
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.6 L/97 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 132 @ 6300 155 @ 6000 200 @ 5100
Torque (Net @ RPM) 120 @ 4850 150 @ 4000 207 @ 1700
Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.1 34.8 35.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 30 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 41 31 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard