Volkswagen Jetta vs Mazda3

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore of Irvine, we’re here to serve drivers in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach.

That’s why we created this vehicle comparison between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Mazda3: to introduce our customers to two great sedans, and to see how they stack up against one another.

If you have any questions about what you read in this article, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Fuel Efficiency: Volkswagen vs Mazda

Let’s start by looking at the fuel economy ratings for both models.

With the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, you’ll get up to 28 city MPG and up to 40 highway MPG.*

With the 2017 Mazda3, you’ll still get up to 28 city MPG, but you’ll only get up to 37 highway MPG.

Volkswagen Jetta vs Mazda3: Trunk Volume

Next, let’s consider room for cargo. Just because you’re driving a sedan doesn’t mean you’re consigned to a difficult life without significant cargo capacity at your disposal!

The Volkswagen Jetta has an ample 15.7 cubic feet of trunk space. The Mazda3 gives you a much less generous 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space.

Warranty Information: 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Mazda3

Let’s move on to warranty specifics. Both cars offer three comparable warranties that’ll help you sleep soundly at night.

  • Basic Warranty: three years/36,000 miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: five years/60,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: three years/36,000 miles

The Volkswagen Jetta has a distinct advantage over the Mazda3 when it comes to a final type of warranty: Corrosion Protection. With the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, you’re protected against corrosion for up to 12 years; with the 2017 Mazda3, you’re protected for just five years.

Engine Performance Specifications

Finally, there’s engine power. It’s practical and exciting, creating the necessary acceleration to propel you down the road and the necessary kick to make for an exhilarating driving experience.

The Mazda3’s standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine yields impressive horsepower and torque outputs.

However, the Volkswagen Jetta still features three different engines that outclass the Mazda.

ü  1.4L turbo: This standard engine delivers 150 horsepower 184 lb-ft of torque.

ü  1.8L turbo: This available engine generates 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

ü  2.0L turbo: When it’s running on premium fuel, this available engine slams home 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque.

Test Drive a VW Jetta at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore of Irvine

Now that you’re finished reading this comparison, perhaps you’re interested in taking one of the sedans for a test drive.

If you live in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, or Newport Beach, and you’d like to try out the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore of Irvine can help.

Contact us today to schedule your Volkswagen Jetta test drive. Call, chat with us online, or stop by our showroom, and we’ll set you up right away.

Want to learn more about the 2017 VW Jetta? See how it compares to the Honda Civic in this car comparison.

*2017 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See for updated information. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.