Comparison - Volkswagen T-Cross 2019 - vs - Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2018

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Average Price: 
£
22,930
Updated: 
03 Apr 2019
24,195
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.50gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Flash Red
#B00505
Black
#101010
Pure white
#F0F0F0
Urano Grey
#444749
Champagne Silver Metallic
#DFC6B2
Dark Petrol Metallic
#0F394F
Energetic Orange Metallic
#C96005
Deep Black Pearl
#322F2A
Limestone Grey Metallic
#797671
Makena Turquoise Metallic
#0FCCC6
Reef Blue Metallic
#2368AB
Reflex Silver metallic
#D9D9D9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

T-Cross offers just enough over a Polo to make it worth thinking about.

Pros
Spacious and agreeable to drive
Different to a Polo,
Refined enough

Cons
Less refined and more expensive than the car it’s based on.
Low quality interior

By: 
topgear.com

The VW T-Cross is a compact yet roomy SUV which comes with loads of standard equipment. It doesn’t look as dramatic or feel quite as comfortable as some alternatives.

Pros
Big boot
Lots of passenger space
Loads of standard equipment

Cons
Noisy at speed
Materials feel a bit cheap
Alternatives look more exciting

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Cross is one of the class leaders in the small SUV sector.

PROS

Spacious
Well-equipped
Desirable badge

CONS

Expensive top models
Quicker rivals
No hybrid model

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

What makes the Mazda 3 one of our favorite cars—not to mention a multi-time 10Best Cars winner? Its winning formula is simple and continues to win us over: sharp looks, a near-premium interior, and sublime driving dynamics. The 3 is available in both sedan and hatchback body styles, with one of two efficient inline-four engines and either a slick-shifting six-speed manual or an almost-as-satisfying six-speed automatic transmission.

Pros
Dapper styling,
joyous road manners,
upscale cabin and trimmings.

Cons
Lacks low-end grunt,
some ride choppiness,
short on luxury amenities.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Mazda Mazda3 ranked #7 in Compact Cars. Currently the Mazda Mazda3 has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 39 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Athletic handling
Good fuel economy
Upscale interior
Easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons
Below-average trunk space in sedan models
Bottom-of-the-barrel predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, the Mazda 3 remains mostly the same, with only a shuffling of features and option packages.Grand Touring gets LED headlights as standard. Elsewhere, some option packages have been renamed, combined or dropped.

PROS
Sporty and confidence-inspiring performance
Some high-end features are unique to this class
Top crash test scores
Interior quality exceeds expectations

CONS
Cargo capacity isn't as large as the class leaders
Ride quality can be a little stiff with optional 18-inch wheels

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined/city/highway: 28–31/27–30/29–33 mpg
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
36.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
147ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
185ft-lbs
at 3 250rpm
Horsepower: 
113hp
184hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.70Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
Rain sensor
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
161.70in
180.30in
Width: 
69.20in
70.70in
Height: 
62.30in
57.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.10in
Front Track: 
60.30in
Rear Track: 
59.50in
Wheel Base: 
100.40in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1388lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
12.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2799.00lbs
3100.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Glovebox
Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Electric windows, front and rear
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
– Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjustment and lumbar adjustment
Driver’s under seat drawer
Softell’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
Storage compartments in front doors
Driver’s and front passenger’s sun visors with vanity mirrors
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear bench seat, movable and foldable
Split folding rear seat backrest 60:40
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air conditioning,
manual Dust and pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
2D/3D map view
Volkswagen Media Control 2 – allows remote control of the infotainment system via smartphone or tablet
Three route options (Fast, Short, Eco)
SD card reader
Preloaded European navigation data
Dynamic navigation based on TMC+
8.0" colour touch-screen
2 x USB connection, USB charging sockets, rear of centre console (compatible products only)
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices 1
6 speakers, front and rear
Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
Car information display
9 Total Speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
USB Connection
Radio Data System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Body-coloured bumpers
Front fog lights, including static cornering function
LED dipped and main beam headlights with automatic range adjustment
Roof rails, silver anodised
Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
18 X 7.0
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear drum brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
3 rear three-point seat belts
3 rear head restraints
Warning buzzer and light for front seat belts if unfastened
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Reflectors in all doors
Pan-European emergency call service
Misfuel prevention device
Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Isofix child seat preparation compatible i-size (for 2 rear child seats)
Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners
Driver’s and front passenger’s safetyoptimised head restraints
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Appearance Package
Premium Equipment Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Paint Charge - Snowflake White Pearl
Door Mirror Cap Credit For Jet Black
Rear Bumper Guard
Paint Charge - Soul Red
Paint Charge - Machine Gray
Interior Options: 
Door Sill Trim Plates
Interior Lighting Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Frameless Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
Cargo Net
Mazda Navigation (Fleet)
Cargo Mat