Compare 2021 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
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R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic 29 39 $22,651 $23,595
Jetta R-Line Manual 30 41 $21,883 $22,795
Jetta S Automatic 29 39 $19,003 $19,795
Jetta S Manual 30 41 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta SE Automatic 29 39 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta SEL Automatic 29 39 $24,715 $25,745
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic 29 39 $26,924 $28,045
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 24 35 $30,283 $31,545
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 24 33 $29,515 $30,745
Jetta GLI S DSG 24 35 $26,059 $27,145
Jetta GLI S Manual 24 33 $25,291 $26,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,751
$22,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,650
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
Coming Soon
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive. The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a no-frills compact with good value. Saving money never goes out of style.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 39 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)
- 2965
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)
- 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 29
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
- 5.4
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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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2021 Mazda3 selection healthy
  • Lease: From $309/mo
  • Rebates: Up to $500 off
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR
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2021 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2021 Jetta includes a better infotainment system
  • Leases: From $199 per month for 39 months
  • Rebates: Special offers for military, first responders, and grads
  • Financing: From 0% APR for 36 months
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