Compare 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen vs 2013 Mazda MAZDA3

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
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4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $26,491 $27,595
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,259 $28,395
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $27,547 $28,695
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $28,315 $29,495
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,771
$16,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,595
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mazda 3 drives with a lot more sophistication and verve than you might expect for a small car this affordable, practical, and fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 57.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.4 180.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.4 10.43 x - TBD -
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)
11.3 x 1.0 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.010 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.400 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.800 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T115/70D15
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
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3186 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.166
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.842
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.105
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.970
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.307
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.310
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.755
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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