2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Mazda3

In the compact sedan category, there are several exceptional models to choose from. With so many outstanding options, it can be tough to determine which one best suits you and your lifestyle. To help you make a well informed decision, our team at Carter Volkswagen has put together a detailed comparison between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Mazda3.

Although the Volkswagen Jetta and Mazda3 offer a few similarities, each model brings a lot of unique elements to the table in terms of style, technology, and performance. Here, prospective buyers can get a better idea of key differences and similarities between the 2017 Jetta and Mazda3 before making a final buying decision.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2017 Mazda3
$17,895 Starting MSRP $17,845
40 MPG Highway Fuel Economy 37 MPG
38.1 inches Rear Leg Room 35.8 inches
2 12-Volt Power Outlets 1


In terms of performance, both the Jetta and Mazda3 are equipped with four-cylinder engines with very similar power outputs. When it comes to efficiency, the 2017 Jetta stands out with EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg. Both sedans provide comfortable seating space for five passengers, although the Jetta offers more rear seat leg room than the Mazda3. The Jetta also comes with two 12-volt power outlets, compared to the Mazda3’s one, as well as a standard CD player and MP3 capability, which are only available on higher trims of the Mazda3. Which compact sedan is right for you?

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The Volkswagen Jetta is available in four different trim levels--S, SE, SEL, and GLI--each of which has a unique set of features and capabilities. Standard features include LED Daytime Running Lights, Rearview Camera System, Bluetooth® with audio streaming, Composition Color touchscreen sound system, and 60/40-split folding rear seat. On higher Jetta trims, drivers can opt for more advanced features, such as:

  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Park Pilot
  • 6-speed DSG® performance transmission
  • Power tilting/sliding sunroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless access with push-button start

Drivers who are interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in Seattle, WA can schedule a test drive with our team at Carter Volkswagen.

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