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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Nissan Sentra Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Mazda Mazda3 vs. Nissan Sentra Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $25,595

Nissan Sentra SR   
Difference: $1,530

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720162016
ModelMazda3SentraSentra
TrimGrand TouringSRSL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $23,145 $20,410 $22,170
Premium Equipment Package 1,600    
i-ACTIVSENSE Package 1,100    
Cargo mat 70    
Interior ambient lighting 250    
Door sill trim plates 125    
Floor mats   180 180
Premium Package   2,590 1,130
Technology Package   1,230 1,230
Illuminated door sill trim plates   350 350
Rear spoiler     340
Premium Equipment Package 0    
i-ACTIVSENSE Package 0    
Cargo mat 50    
Interior ambient lighting 200    
Door sill trim plates 100    
Floor mats   148 148
Premium Package   2,293 1,000
Technology Package   1,089 1,089
Illuminated door sill trim plates   266 266
Rear spoiler     270
Options (show) (change) 3,145 4,350 3,230
Options (show) (change) 350 3,796 2,773
Destination 835 835 835
Total Price $27,125 $25,595 $26,235

The configured Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

The configured Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

Even when the Mazda Mazda3 and Nissan Sentra are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring trim is $23,145. The features would cost an additional $3,145. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $27,125.

The base sticker price of the Nissan Sentra SR trim is $20,410. The features would cost an additional $4,350. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $25,595.

The base sticker price of the Nissan Sentra SL trim is $22,170. The features would cost an additional $3,230. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $26,235.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Mazda Mazda3 trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Sentra trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Nissan Sentra SR appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

The configured Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

Even when the Mazda Mazda3 and Nissan Sentra are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring trim is $0. The features would cost an additional $350. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $1,185.

The invoice of the Nissan Sentra SR trim is $19,395. The features would cost an additional $3,796. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $24,026.

The invoice of the Nissan Sentra SL trim is $21,063. The features would cost an additional $2,773. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $24,671.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Mazda Mazda3 trims is 1. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Sentra trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Nissan Sentra SR appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Nissan Sentra

Lowest Adjusted Price: Nissan Sentra SR
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $905
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $22,868
Model Year201720162016
ModelMazda3SentraSentra
TrimGrand TouringSRSL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine184hp I4130hp I4130hp I4
TransmissionM6CVTCVT
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9?, 8?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/45-18205/50-17205/50-17
Total Price$27,125$25,595$26,235
Adjustments for Features-6250-275
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$26,500$25,595$25,960
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$365

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Features Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Nissan Sentra

Model Year201720162016
ModelMazda3SentraSentra
TrimGrand TouringSRSL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150  
CVT $1000$1000
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel$100  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25  
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0  
Automatic braking, low-speed$200  
Following distance indicator$25  
G-vectoring control$50  
Lane departure warning system$200  
Torque vectoring / active trace control $100$100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Automatic climate control, front$200 $200
CD player $125$125
Dual-zone climate control$125 $125
HD radio$50  
MP3-compatible player $50$50
Rain-sensing wipers$175  
Siri Eyes Free support $0$0
Surround sound$250  
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300$300
Traffic + travel information $25$25
Traffic information$25  
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75
Exterior 
Black grille (optional)$0  
Body kit $0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50$50 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200  
Digital instruments$0  
Head-up display (HUD)$350  
Road sign information$75  
Steering-linked headlights$150  
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100  
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200$200
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat$50  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Total Value of Features$2,650$2,025$2,300
Value of Feature Adjustments$625$0$275
Value of Feature Adjustments-270-259

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Specifications Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Nissan Sentra

Model Year20172016
ModelMazda3Sentra
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase106.3 in106.3 in
Length180.3 in182.1 in
Width70.7 in69.3 in
Height57.3 in58.9 in
Curb Weight2,900 lb.2,849 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.6 in39.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.2 in54.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in50.9 in
Row 1 Legroom42.2 in42.5 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in36.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.4 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.5 in50.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.8 in37.4 in
Cargo Volume12.4 ft315.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring

Premium Equipment Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Heated steering wheel100No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic information25Yes
LED tail lights0No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Total Requested170083%
Total Not Requested35017%
i-ACTIVSENSE Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Road sign information75No
Lane departure warning system200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Total Requested90064%
Total Not Requested50036%

Option Package Details
Nissan Sentra SR

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Bose, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, driver40Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger40Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat100No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Total Requested353088%
Total Not Requested47512%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%

Option Package Details
Nissan Sentra SL

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Bose, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, driver40Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger40Yes
Total Requested113076%
Total Not Requested35024%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%

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