2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Mazda3 4-Door

Vehicle Comparison

 

EPA-ESTIMATED MPG HWY/CITY

 
2016 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
40/28
 
2016 MAZDA3 4-DOOR
39/28
  AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTORS  
2016 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
Yes
 

2016 MAZDA3 4-DOOR

No
  INTELLIGENT CRASH RESPONSE  
2016 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
Yes
 
2016 MAZDA3 4-DOOR
No
  CARGO VOLUME (CU. FT.)  
2016 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
15.7
 
2016 MAZDA3 4-DOOR
12.4

 

2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2016 Mazda3 4-door

Nearly every car manufacturer offers a compact sedan that is easy on the budget, maneuvers handily on crowded city streets, and accommodates five passengers and their cargo. Two examples that make the top of the list in this category are the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2016 Mazda3 4-door. A side-by- side comparison of certain details reveals which represents the better value for your needs.

Advantages of the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Which Costs Less?

Based on the EPA-estimated MPG, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta and the Mazda3 are neck and neck, with the Jetta getting a slight advantage at the pump obtaining a 40 hwy MPG over the competition’s 39 hwy MPG. The high-tech luxuries on the Volkswagen Jetta include a 5-inch color touchscreen, Bluetooth® with audio streaming, two 12-volt power outlets in the front and rear, and a USB port, so that you can control your favorite personal device from the dashboard. The multi-function steering wheel contains enough controls that your hands never have to leave it when you want to adjust your music or talk on a compatible connected phone.

2016 Volkswagen Jetta

2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Which vehicle is safer?

Two safety features put the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta ahead of the Mazda3. The Automatic Locking Retractors let you secure a child safety seat without the need of a seatbelt locking clip. Intelligent Crash Response protects you and your passengers when an airbag deploys, or safety belt tensioners activate. This feature illuminates the interior so you can exit easily, disengages high-voltage electronics and the fuel pump to prevent fires, and stops the engine to avoid unwanted movement. Hazard lights automatically come on to warn other drivers.


Who gets more space?

For needed space in the trunk for groceries or sports equipment, the Volkswagen offers 15.7 cu. ft. of volume compared to the competition's 12.4 cu. ft. To expand carrying capacity or haul oddly-shaped cargo, fold down the 60/40-split rear seats in the Volkswagen Jetta. More storage is available through the illuminated glovebox, the dual cupholders in the center console, and the sunglass holder.

2016 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta provides a more stylish, efficient car for your lifestyle.