2021 Mazda3 TURBO vs Golf R vs Subaru WRX // DRAG RACE, ROLL RACE & Mazda3 Review

20 Nov 2020
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Watch as James and Thomas take 3 of today's best examples of obtainable automatic AWD fun and put them in a head to head shoot out down Throttle House drag strip. The 2020 Subaru WRX Sport-Tech ($36,795) and VW Golf R ($42,390) take on the newest challenger - The 2021 Mazda 3 TURBO (33,900). Will the Mazda’s impressive 250hp & 320lb-ft of torque be enough to take the checkered flag? Watch to find out! SUBSCRIBE!
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Huge thank you to our friends and family that helped on the day, who are our heroes. And thank you to Ross for the WRX and @onta_r_io for his Golf R!
Drone flying by @remotecontrolkev
Post-production by Karston Chong And Thomas Holland
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#Mazda3turbo #GolfR #WRX

  • Mahzda?

    Chuck McNayChuck McNayVor Tag
  • lol cvt in a wrx isn’t even fair

    IvanIvanVor Tag
  • If that WRX had a dual clutch it would've been overkill

    lilmoris1lilmoris1Vor 2 Tage
  • $27k U.S. Jeez. 12k more than my base 16' mazda3 hatch. Awesome exterior and incredible interior. Probably worth every penny.

    MichaelMichaelVor 2 Tage
  • Did you put the wrx into sport sharp?

    Ninjadragon40Ninjadragon40Vor 3 Tage
  • They need to run this back and get a real wrx not cvt ur making subaru owner look real bad out here I demand a do over please lol

    Derek PierreDerek PierreVor 3 Tage
  • Torque gets you off the line HP keeps you going. It looks like the results are not too surprising.

    Great White NorthGreat White NorthVor 3 Tage
  • Who in their right mind thought it was okay to put the Auto WRX between both cars

    smugsmugVor 3 Tage
  • Mazda needs a better transmission. Might have enough torque for a great launch, but 6 speeds isn’t enough for the long run.

    Some LaveenGuySome LaveenGuyVor 3 Tage
  • If someone wants to swap that motor into my 2014 Mazda 3 6 spd and make it work, and do a video on it, I'll lend my car for the project.....

    matthew hoovermatthew hooverVor 4 Tage
  • They also set this up to boost the look of the Mazda.... totally staged to promote the shitty mazda

    John EldridgeJohn EldridgeVor 4 Tage
  • Throw the tiniest bit of water or ice on the track and see how the wrx fares then :)

    John EldridgeJohn EldridgeVor 4 Tage
  • Is this a GDI only turbo engine? No port injection correct?

    Matt DMatt DVor 5 Tage
    • On the Mazda that is.

      Matt DMatt DVor 2 Tage
  • Did you turn traction control off?

    Paniki_ManPaniki_ManVor 7 Tage
  • That means on a ring mazda gonna be faster on track, rather then straight line

    Tolly ZgamaTolly ZgamaVor 7 Tage
  • They should have also included a wrx with a proper manual gearbox. Majority of the ppl buying a wrx get the manual...who the heck gets a wrx with a cvt? That is sacreligous

    NDNGearHeadNDNGearHeadVor 7 Tage
  • And for 35k you could get the sti which is alot faster then the wrx. Bad price comparison.

    JC LIJC LIVor 8 Tage
  • That's CVT in the wrx is not good for racing. Launch it from 4k rpm and it walks from both those other cars.

    JC LIJC LIVor 8 Tage
  • Why would they not use the launch control on the VW? If it comes with it use the freakin thing.

    Beldar ConeheadBeldar ConeheadVor 9 Tage
  • Tires are to ‘narrow’ at 215 on the Mazda 3 turbo. My 2021 Honda HR-V with 141 hp has 215 stock tires.

    Andrew RomanAndrew RomanVor 11 Tage
  • The wrx still looks much better. It’s kind of like the Yankees or the patriots or Buckeyes. Everyone tries to bring them down but there the best all around. Always!! They always win!!

    Ryan WilliamsRyan WilliamsVor 11 Tage
  • Mazda FTW!

    Race Car FriendsRace Car FriendsVor 12 Tage
  • I bet the WRX was pulling timing. They’re pretty sensitive to heat soak of the tmic.

    Rob MRob MVor 12 Tage
  • I like this versus, but Mazda has said that the 3 turbo was is not designed to compete with small hot hatch/sedans. I want to see it compete against the Mercedes A and Audi 3 like it was meant to.

    Travis DowningTravis DowningVor 13 Tage
  • Shouldn’t this have been a wrx vs turbo Mazda 3 vs a gti? Or a Sti and golf r? The golf r is an easy 10 grand more than the wrx and Mazda 3 turbo

    TheRealCxixmxTheRealCxixmxVor 14 Tage
  • Weakness of each car . Subaru Wrx = Cvt Mazda = Torsion beam suspension. Vw Golf R = $ price.

    Paul RezaPaul RezaVor 14 Tage
  • My personal favorite is the Mazda 3 hatchback

    Preston WardPreston WardVor 15 Tage
  • LoL 93 aint high octane in my country 98 above is high octane we only use 95 octane bellow on 125cc moped

    Sly CarlSly CarlVor 15 Tage
  • Please re-do the drag race with the new GTI and Veloster N, ditch the golf R.

    SonicS197SonicS197Vor 16 Tage
  • Only thing is that Mazda 3 is golf GTI price tag. Golf 7 GTI price tag and cheaper then golf 8 GTI price tag :) If they added 50HP above 5500RPM And DCT it would still be cheaper and better then golf. And the looks my god is it better then any golf out there :)

    Marko BozovicMarko BozovicVor 17 Tage
  • This is a crazy comparison.

    NoahNoahVor 17 Tage
  • "It's a 4 cylinder, how good are you gonna make it sound?" *cries in 4A-GE, SR20, 2ZZ, etc*

    yasgameryasgamerVor 18 Tage
  • A CVT WRX - yeah, no.

    Martin BrandtMartin BrandtVor 18 Tage
  • As a Mazda owner for 5 years, I can answer this question, the Mazda will fall apart after 2 years old, get the German car, can't beat the Golf.

    TechHacksbizTechHacksbizVor 20 Tage
    • @Diana Fair the engines are long lasting on them, like all Japanese cars, but ultimately its everything else that's cheaply made. Oh and not to mention I've had nothing but terrible breaks with my Mazdas I had a caliper fail after a Mazda service replaced the breaks not three days before. Sat nav system rebooting during bad weather has also been and issue, and on the new mx-5's damp getting into the cat due to water pooling on the backs. The golf's are a much more solid build quality and less road noisy.

      TechHacksbizTechHacksbizVor 20 Tage
    • As a Mazda owner for 20 years, I can say this comment is false unless you bought a lemon. Never had any issues with any of my 3 babies except routine maintenance. I will only buy Mazda.

      Diana FairDiana FairVor 20 Tage
  • Everything except it doesn’t come with a manual is right for me on the Mazda 3 turbo.

    marc196050marc196050Vor 21 Tag
  • Sacrilege = Mazda with an automatic transmission. What a disappointment...

    Bruno FernandezBruno FernandezVor 21 Tag
  • This is the second video I am seeing DEhavers compare it to a Golf R rather than GTI.

    Jerb SherbJerb SherbVor 21 Tag
    • Because it’s awd

      Throttle HouseThrottle HouseVor 21 Tag
  • Didn’t watch the whole video because all 3 cars are FUCKING AUTO. Grosssssasss

    Kyle WeedonKyle WeedonVor 22 Tage
  • Did you use premium fuel in the Mazda?

    DavidDavidVor 22 Tage
  • Subaru wrx and wrx sti are the best because is manual

    uri masckauri masckaVor 22 Tage
  • I have gen 1 mps 3, i wish would bring mazdaspeed back

    Logan TaylorLogan TaylorVor 22 Tage
  • Vw all day!!! Runs better looks better and just better all around💪🏼

    Brooklyn’s Finest Red hook! 718Brooklyn’s Finest Red hook! 718Vor 24 Tage
  • This is the 1st time I'm actually thinking of getting, a Mazda. will probably go with the VW, however Mazda is doing awesome.

    Marco GomezMarco GomezVor 24 Tage
  • Probably not, but that 3 is a strikingly beautiful car.

    A BA BVor 26 Tage
  • I drove a cvt wrx, it feels about as quick as a bread delivery truck.

    Matt FarrarMatt FarrarVor 27 Tage
  • cvt in Subaru is not got its total fail

    Matus RamadhanMatus RamadhanVor 28 Tage
  • Cvt so bad I have 6 speed manual wrx with the sti shifter

    GamingSeeksGamingSeeksVor 28 Tage
  • The only reason I bought a Kia forte gt last year instead of the Mazda 3 was the lack of turbo and torque. If I were buying today I'd get the Mazda.

    KonuvisKonuvisVor 29 Tage
  • mazda 3RS hahahah

    Ratchet_FocusRatchet_FocusVor 29 Tage
  • It might be alot to ask but can y'all do a Mazda 3 turbo vs the MANUAL wrx?

    Acrimoniousbear1Acrimoniousbear1Vor 29 Tage
  • The Mazda is crap, the VW is crap! Why wasn’t the Subaru WRX STI used? The Mazda and VW would have been whupped!!

    L.A. RCL.A. RCVor Monat
  • Who the hell gets a WRX as a CVT????!!!!!!

    Matthew DoeblerMatthew DoeblerVor Monat
  • If they would just make it a little smaller, It would be perfect!

    Shannon SShannon SVor Monat
  • The Mazda is slow bc of its 6spd auto

    Neal VedullapalliNeal VedullapalliVor Monat
  • I might get one of these Mazda 3s... hmm

    That Honda GuyThat Honda GuyVor Monat
  • I like the Asian driver he’s always so focused

    Jajwjwjwjwj IoqiqkqiqoqJajwjwjwjwj IoqiqkqiqoqVor Monat
  • The wrx vs marda3 is a fair comparison but the 41k golf r is pretty much top of the line hot hatch... if anything a veloster n or a focus st would be a better because value is what people are going to look for first

    Shawn WarnickShawn WarnickVor Monat
  • I really wish you would actually do track races, instead of a drag. It's a bit dull. I want to know how skillful it is in handling tight corners on high speeds and how fun is it

    M RedaM RedaVor Monat
  • Subaru needs a high rpm clutch drop and she will move of the line just fine cvt is for a hair dressers car or a librarian if those still exist

    Cb1ActiveCb1ActiveVor Monat
  • Would like to see the race with the Mazda3 having wider tires. The Mazda3 turbo AWD has the same tires and wheels as the basic 2.5 FWD. Also WTH are they thinking when they put a CVT in the WRX...

    CarbrickscityCarbrickscityVor Monat
  • Great video!

    Jonathan KrechJonathan KrechVor Monat
  • Too much talk

    Fred SankeFred SankeVor Monat
  • I just want mazda to make a version in a manual.

    Angel ValdezAngel ValdezVor Monat
  • What was speed they got up to in the first race?

    Jesse RamirezJesse RamirezVor Monat
  • I think this was a bit unfair to the Subaru. The other two cars are quite a bit more expensive unless you are comparing a fully loaded wrx, which that is not. A base Sti is more in line when comparing price.

    atm0706atm0706Vor Monat

    joker927joker927Vor Monat
  • James on the Mazda 3 Turbo: "It's not that slow." Well, I'm sold!

    HHVor Monat
  • Nice presentation 👍👍👍

    Alan ChowAlan ChowVor Monat
  • Sorry but Mazda 3 is ugly haha

    Vicious CycleVicious CycleVor Monat
  • Big mistake for Subaru throwing in a CVT in a classic rally thoroughbred, sacrilege. Went for the R.

    Mountain GoatMountain GoatVor Monat
  • Až příběhy majitelů ukazují, jaké dopady má fiasko kvůli zadírajícím se vačkám a následném ředění oleje naftou. Mazdu už ani zadarmo. Vítejte v nové době. Žumpě EU. V Německu by jim to neprošlo, tak to nacpali do ČR. PRODEJ MAZD PO ČESKU se státním souhlasem a dohledem, Ing. Alexejem Kiriakovským, (gruzíncem?) ředitelem importu Mazda CZ +SK, BYZNYS ZA HRANOU. Natahal do cz+sk auta, která měla jít do šrotu. 1. Nefunguji jim brzdy. První svolavacka kvůli brzdam uz v 15.000 km, zanesena vakuová pumpa pilinami. 2. Motor zralý na výměnu, GO po ujeti 20.000 km. Poškozen pilinami, písty, kroužky, válce, turbo, vše kam se ten olej s pilinami dostal. 3. A navíc to vypadá i na pěkný pojistný podvod u CarGarantie, která jim dala výpověď. Když člověk narazí na šmejdy tak nemá jistotu ani u nového auta!!! Odhaduji to tak na cca 4.000 podvedených!!! To vyvolalo ale další lavinu podvodů. Většina těch podvedených se v tichosti aut zbavila prostřednictvím autobazaru nebo je poskytla jako protiúčet prodejci a ten je pochopitelně prodal dal ale už bez poskytnutí záruky! Udělal jsem VELKOU chybu. Koupil jsem si novou Mazdu. Uvítám pomoc advokáta, novináře. PRODEJ AUT PO ČESKU. BYZNYS ZA HRANOU. Děkuji za SDÍLENÍ. www.poradte.cz/auto-moto/34467-nekale-obchodni-praktiky.html#1 forum.autoforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1031&start=200 CHOVÁNÍ SMEJDU NEZNÁ HRANIC. forum.autoforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1031&start=310 Cituji: dottore(ředitel importu Mazda?) napsal: andrewx: Pánové, rád pomohu, ale jestli to porušuje autorský práva, tak to admin stejně smázne: SM 14/2017, autor Marek Oborník Odlehčení, optimalizace, snížené tření - termíny užívané zpravidla u věcí, které brzy vyhazujeme. Pokud je často skloňuje značka známá spíše spolehlivostí pohonu než kvalitou karoserie a levnými díly, člověk zákonitě znervózní. Jak funguje nejstarší nositel skyaktivních technologií, čerstvě minulá Mazda CX-5? U Mazdy CX-5 začneme z horšího konce. Přetrvává špatná prognóza u dieselů 2.2 Skyactiv-D. Není to kvůli zadírajícím se vačkám, jejichž rychle připravené odolnější provedení (nasazováno od 11/2013) jen zalepilo nejbolestnější následek, ale kvůli problému samotnému: ředění motorového oleje velmi častými regeneracemi částicového filtru. Ty zde neustanou, dokud motor setrvá u současné kapacity filtru DPF a koncepce vymítání oxidů dusíku již v samotném zdroji enormním objemem recirkulovaných výfukových plynů. Problém s ředěním oleje výrobce maskuje už delší dobu, jak dokazovala mimo jiné instalace měrek s výše posazenou kritickou ryskou „X“. Výfukové vačky takzvaného dlouhého zdvihu, které nestlačují vahadlo rolnou, ale kluzákem, doplatily na mazání znehodnoceným olejem jako první. Informace o prosté výrobní vadě od počátku kulhaly na obě nohy. Úplně nejdříve totiž začaly vačky houfně odcházet na motorech s vůbec nejnižšími průměrnými nájezdy, zatímco kusům, které odjezdily na šestku po dálnici čtvrt milionu kilometrů, nebylo nic. Bez ohledu na ročník a prodělanou či neprodělanou výměnu vačkové hřídele zůstává prevence problémů společná: maximální eliminace krátkých jízd, výměna oleje ve zkráceném intervalu, pravidelné fyzické sledování hladiny oleje měrkou - při zjištění nadměrného vzestupu jej neprodleně měnit. Symptomy už rozjetého problému s vačkami, který pak umějí dále rozkvést až do kovovými pilinami zničených turbodmychadel (jsou tu dvě a v kompletu stojí 85 000 Kč) i podtlakového okruhu, jsou tyto: hlášení nízkého tlaku oleje, kolísání tahu, vadnutí brzdového posilovače a diagnostikou načtené nízké hodnoty podtlaku. Není úplně pravda, že zatím zákazník opravu neplatil - stoprocentně kryti byli jen majitelé aut v záruce (standardně tří-, ve většině případů však příplatkové pětileté) a bez výraznějších děr v servisní docházce (na to pozor!). V pozáručních podmínkách jsou v sázce částky od 25 000 Kč výše, u nejpokročilejších stádií lze počítat až s pětinásobkem. Vzhledem k tomu, že odolnější vačky problém pouze lépe ukryly, i do stavu opravených motorů mohou promluvit kovové piliny roznesené do všech jeho zákoutí, už dnes existují nálezy zakarbonovaného sání a opravy časem běžných dieselových závad (například vstřikovače, EGR) tu hrozí vysokými částkami (viz tabulka cen dílů), rozhodně udělá lépe ten, kdo zvolí benzinovou verzi. Více na: www.mazdaclub.cz/forum-tema/diesel-zadirani-vacek-cx-5-138528?kols=9

    kacko okcakkacko okcakVor Monat
  • they should make it in manual

    Everett blueEverett blueVor Monat
  • Did he have Sport Mode on for the Mazda?

    meme dreammeme dreamVor Monat
  • Currently have a 2015 Focus Hatchback SE sport package. Absolutely love the hatchback design as a whole, and when it’s time to eventually upgrade, the Mazda 3 with the turbo and the nice interior seems like a pretty sweet deal!

    Natalie SmithNatalie SmithVor Monat
  • I drive a lot of Mazda’s being a Mazda mechanic. The turbo cars seem like they kill a bunch of power when u start from a dig

    Brahmy 17Brahmy 17Vor Monat
  • It is so sad that Subaru started using CVT. I dont like AWD in manual, and all tho i love Subaru, they kinda killed them selves with CVT for me.

    evokki0075evokki0075Vor Monat
  • german cars always win

    ECHIzenECHIzenVor Monat
  • Waiting for Mazdaspeed

    Nate RahmigNate RahmigVor Monat
  • A golf R with a 288 hp engine? 🤔

    Jorge MartinezJorge MartinezVor Monat
    • I've heard VWs like to sandbag their specs but add a downpipe and a tune and she'll fly for a little 4 banger.

      Brayan GuillenBrayan GuillenVor 28 Tage
  • CVTs in WRXs is more for the normal everyday consumer that just wants more power/sportier ride in their 4 door sedan and doesn’t care about tuning or having a manual. That’s why there’s always the manual WRX and STI.

    NumNumzNumNumzVor Monat
  • Get off line quicker then a golf R you guys are becoming Corney, use the launch we want to see ,why would you buy a car with launch and not use it🤔🙄

    Soorie boySoorie boyVor Monat
  • All three cars have dark, split 5-spoke wheels... how creative.

    driveintheraindriveintherainVor Monat
  • golf all day, looks the best and clearly performs the best. das auto.

    Bailey SimpsonBailey SimpsonVor Monat
  • In a rolling race you use torq, so it's normale the Mazda won from the Sub. Hp= top speed. And how good can a 4 cyl sound... Well if I'm not mistaken, they're all 4 cyl engines. But the R and WRX seem to sound a lot nicer 😋 I like the video, information given etc is interesting. 👍

    BlackV40BlackV40Vor Monat
  • if subaru was MANUEL .... AND DRIVER...ITS BEST ONE PERIOD...

    exxx1 exxxes6exxx1 exxxes6Vor Monat
  • Mazda 3 3k to 6k cheaper still came out a winner in my book with winters.

    DigitalYojimboDigitalYojimboVor Monat
  • I’m so glad i didn’t get a subie

    Agent ColeAgent ColeVor Monat
  • not supossed to cross your arms while turning, wakanda out.

    Jorge GodoyJorge GodoyVor Monat
  • i have a 99 wrx , slighted modified and i rip Golf Rs all the time

    wazza banzookwazza banzookVor Monat
  • The WRX Lineartronic CVT has 3 drive modes - Intelligent for Economy, Sport for daily driving and Sports Sharp for Racing. When you start in Intelligent Mode the motor runs at 700 rpm, but in Sport and Sports Sharp Modes, the motor starts at 2000 rpm giving you ample power to move away quickly. Additionally, the WRX has different drive ability by choosing to use manual mode and the shift paddles, and the car should be switched to Sports Sharp mode to get the best take off and give the ability to hold the gears in the 8 speed pre-selected ratios. The driver of the WRX didn't use the modes, he didn't use the paddles and generally didn't try to beat the other cars. Learn to drive the car, before you criticize it.

    Andrew WalkerAndrew WalkerVor Monat
  • The most affordable race!

    KK2891KK2891Vor Monat
  • You know those funny little numbers below the "D" in an automatic, well you can actually use them for better performance. Who would've thought!

    Joe BloggsJoe BloggsVor Monat
  • Um should we be surprised the guy who says "go" had the best reaction time?

    Guy ConiglioGuy ConiglioVor Monat
  • A WRX with a CVT, my how Subaru has fallen

    Brian GreenstreetBrian GreenstreetVor Monat
  • I have a CVT WRX. Its good as a daily driver but dont expect anything wild.

    TundraTundraVor Monat
  • The launch control should’ve been used in the golf as it’s going to be on the streets!!! And point of the vid is buy a golf 😂😂😂

    Dylan BarrowDylan BarrowVor Monat
  • R Gang 🤍

    A MA MVor Monat
  • something about that wrx doesnt sit right with me..

    RSupremeXxRSupremeXxVor Monat
  • Mazda Sport mode keeps shifts longer should have turned sports mode off. It explains why it lags on higher gear

    Angelo NacinoAngelo NacinoVor Monat
    • Lag is related to low rpm and failing to perform adequately, holding gears longer is good for power

      Joe BloggsJoe BloggsVor Monat
  • I think what helped Thomas, partly at least, is the transmission, but not sure

    julian felipe torres guarinjulian felipe torres guarinVor Monat