Compare 2020 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Mazda MAZDA3
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
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2020 Mazda MAZDA3
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R-Line Automatic w/SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta R-Line Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $21,787 $22,695
Jetta S Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $18,907 $19,695
Jetta S Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $18,907 $19,695
Jetta S Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $18,139 $18,895
Jetta SE Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $21,740 $22,645
Jetta SE Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $21,740 $22,645
Jetta SEL Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $24,474 $25,495
Jetta SEL Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $24,474 $25,495
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $26,827 $27,945
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $26,827 $27,945
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 $29,515 $30,745
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 33 $28,747 $29,945
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 $25,964 $27,045
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 33 $25,196 $26,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,565
$22,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$23,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive. The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
- 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
- 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.8
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 30
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.32
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Trans Type
- 8
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Trans Order Code
- MS
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
- Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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