Compare 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2010 Volkswagen Jetta

2010 Mazda MAZDA3
2010 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $21,851 $23,340
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
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4-Door Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Limited 23 30 $18,707 $19,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 23 30 $18,707 $19,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $18,048 $18,705
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 23 30 $18,048 $18,705
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $20,348 $21,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 23 30 $20,348 $21,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 23 30 $22,016 $23,280
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 23 30 $22,016 $23,280
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $22,627 $23,930
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI Cup 30 42 $24,651 $26,090
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Wolfsburg 24 32 $22,006 $23,265
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Wolfsburg PZEV 24 32 $22,006 $23,265
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Limited 22 30 $17,608 $18,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Limited PZEV 22 30 $17,608 $18,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S 22 30 $16,949 $17,605
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S PZEV 22 30 $16,949 $17,605
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 22 30 $19,249 $20,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 22 30 $19,249 $20,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $21,528 $22,830
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI Cup 30 41 $23,552 $24,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,907 $22,165
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg PZEV 21 31 $20,907 $22,165
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $19,915 $20,610
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 23 30 $19,915 $20,610
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $21,757 $23,240
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 23 30 $21,757 $23,240
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $24,299 $25,715
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S 22 30 $18,816 $19,510
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S PZEV 22 30 $18,816 $19,510
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $23,200 $24,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,028
$18,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,105
$19,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Overall the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 delivers pulse-quickening thrills for the back roads—or weekend track forays—all on a tight budget, without sacrificing too much practicality for everyday commuting. "Farfegnugen" no longer applies to the entire 2010 Volkswagen Jetta line, but with an excellent interior and an available TDI engine, the Jetta sedan or SportWagen makes a lot of sense for budget-conscious or even eco-conscious families.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 91
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 179.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 16.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - 10.2 X 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.1 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2928 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 140
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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