The fuel economy is distinctly to Mazda 3 III Hatchback's advantage. This car burns 2.5 l fewer fuel in the combined cycle in relation to the Audi A3 8L. Interesting is that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the compact segment, in which the Mazda 3 III Hatchback is classified, is 6.8 l whereas the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual consumes by 28 percent less fuel than the average.
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual has 3 % more torque in relation to the Audi. Although most of drivers do not attach importance the maximum torque when buying a automobile, it shows the best how fast a car acclerates. In this case the difference is insensible and for that reason the difference will not be much noticeable.
The fuel economy running around the town is considerably to the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual's advantage. This vehicle consumes 4.1 l less gasoline in city traffic when compared to the Audi A3 8L Hatchback. Better fuel consumption means an increase in cruising range.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A small difference at the level of 2 percent suggests that the Audi A3 8L is insignificantly beaten in this confrontation. In the „lower middle” segment, to which the Audi is assigned, the average acceleration amounts to 11.3 s and is by 3 percent slower than acceleration of Audi’s car.
The boot of the Mazda is only 15 l bigger than the Audi A3 8L Hatchback. However, the difference is not significant and it would be right to say that both vehicles have similar boot size.
The width of the car influences on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Mazda 3 III Hatchback is 18 percent wider when compared to the Audi A3 8L. It is clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more space for their elbows.
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual has 189 millimeters longer wheelbase than Audi. Therefore the Mazda 3 III is more safe and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase affects convenient and more comfortable traveling.
Number of gears
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback has a one additional
speed in comparison to the
Audi A3 8L Hatchback 1.6 i 101HP manual. Most often this
additional speed is a taller one so that the previous
speeds can be shorter to
give increased performance in the
lower gears. One more gear also affect
fuel consumption and CO2 emission.
Ground clearance means the gap between the vehicle underbody and the ground. As for these two cars, it is the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual that has 28 mm higher ground clearance in comparison to the Audi A3 8L Hatchback. For this reason the Mazda will deal better with rough terrain and obstacles in the city. However, the higher ride height equals a higher center of gravity, which can negatively influence the handling of the car.
Maximum load capacity
The Mazda is 312 millimeters longer in comparison to the Audi A3 8L Hatchback. The length of the car is significant when it comes to driving comfort and room in the boot. The Mazda 3 III probably will be offering to it's users more space for legs. Aditionally the Mazda will be better driven ,however, the Audi A3 8L Hatchback 1.6 i 101HP manual will be a slightly easier for parking because of shorter length of the body.
Number of doors
It is beyond the question that the five-door Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual is more usable and if you regularly travel with more than one people then this car is only possible option for you. The strongest point of a five-door vehicle is that it’s not only easier for passengers to get into the back but it’s as well easier to place luggage and cargo into the vehicle when the rear seats are folded down. However, three-door cars like the Audi A3 8L Hatchback generally look much cooler and for young drivers who don’t often have passengers in the back seat the Audi may be more appropriate.
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater capacity of carrying big amount of stuff to it. The difference between these two cars that amounts to 29 mm in favor of the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual is not big and should not be really noticeable.