Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Mazda Mazda3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mazda Mazda3 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.
The Volkswagen Jetta requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda Mazda3, making it more convenient to drive.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Mazda Mazda3 or the Volkswagen Jetta, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.
The Mazda Mazda3 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta.
The Mazda Mazda3 has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Mazda Mazda3 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Jetta, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta.
Compare the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 and the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta.
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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
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MSRP*: $15,545 - $28,495
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 0.90%|
|City MPG:||28 - 29||23 - 30|
|Highway MPG:||39 - 41||33 - 42|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$16,464 - $24,859||$14,923 - $27,355|
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