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2018 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Review

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Comfort
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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta, the Mazda Mazda3 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Jetta requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda Mazda3, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda Mazda3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Jetta. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mazda Mazda3 and the Volkswagen Jetta do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta.

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2018 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $18,095 - $23,145

2017 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $17,895 - $27,895
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City MPG: 25 - 28 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 34 - 38 33 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,319 - $22,144 $17,179 - $26,779

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.