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2014 Mazda Mazda5 vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda5 than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. The Mazda Mazda5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda5 as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Mazda5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. 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 Mazda5 and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda5 is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mazda Mazda5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda5 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda Mazda5 has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Mazda Mazda5 offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.


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2014 Mazda
Mazda5

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MSRP*: $20,140 - $24,670

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta SportWagen

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MSRP*: $20,995 - $26,565
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 - 22 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 28 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 6 - 6 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $19,263 - $23,593 $20,155 - $25,503

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