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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Mazda Mazda3 11
5.90062111801% 5.90062111801% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 9200 miles
2015 Volkswagen Jetta 34
63.0434782609% 63.0434782609% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Jettas, 8.4 months of data per Jetta, average 7200 miles

 

2014 Mazda Mazda3 19
22% 22% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  100 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 19500 miles

Redesigned.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 15
12.8571428571% 12.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Jettas, 9.8 months of data per Jetta, average 21600 miles

 

2013 Mazda Mazda3 14
6.15763546798% 6.15763546798% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 32200 miles
2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.8 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 30900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta 42
61.3300492611% 61.3300492611% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Jettas, 9.0 months of data per Jetta, average 39600 miles

 

2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.1 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 40900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  78 Mazda3s, 9.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 43700 miles
2012 Volkswagen Jetta 31
33.9285714286% 33.9285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Jettas, 9.4 months of data per Jetta, average 50200 miles

 

2011 Mazda Mazda3 17
6.32653061224% 6.32653061224% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.9 months of data per Mazda3, average 49200 miles
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 56
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Jettas, 9.1 months of data per Jetta, average 68600 miles

Redesigned.

 

2010 Mazda Mazda3 16
2.01465201465% 2.01465201465% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  88 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 66900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 70000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta sedan 2.5s, 9.5 months of data per Jetta sedan 2.5, average 66300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta sedan diesels, 10.1 months of data per Jetta sedan diesel, average 75000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Mazda Mazda3 41
23.6263736264% 23.6263736264% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 83200 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 12.0 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 68100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 70
55.4945054945% 55.4945054945% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Jetta 2.5s, 9.5 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 74200 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 74
59.8901098901% 59.8901098901% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Jetta diesels, 9.5 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 89800 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 77
63.1868131868% 63.1868131868% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Jetta 2.0Ts, 10.4 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 70500 miles

 

2008 Mazda Mazda3 67
52.1978021978% 52.1978021978% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 90200 miles
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 72
57.6923076923% 57.6923076923% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Jetta 2.5s, 7.9 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 88200 miles
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 77
63.1868131868% 63.1868131868% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Jetta 2.0Ts, 9.9 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 79100 miles

 

2007 Mazda Mazda3 63
44.025974026% 44.025974026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Mazda3s, 10.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 105600 miles

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.
2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.8 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 79200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 83
64.8051948052% 64.8051948052% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Jetta 2.0Ts, 9.5 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 98200 miles
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 93
75.1948051948% 75.1948051948% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Jetta 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 110300 miles

 

2006 Mazda Mazda3 90
68.7969924812% 68.7969924812% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 109700 miles
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Jetta 2.5s, 8.0 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 120200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Jetta diesels, 9.3 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 139700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Mazda Mazda3 74
45.6916099773% 45.6916099773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Mazda3s, 8.7 months of data per Mazda3, average 117300 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.

 

2004 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Mazda3s, 8.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 125200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Jettas, 8.1 months of data per Jetta, average 114300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Jettas, 8.0 months of data per Jetta, average 141700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 139
80.4029304029% 80.4029304029% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Jetta diesels, 10.2 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 230200 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.

 

2002 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Jetta diesels, 9.4 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 207200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Jettas, 9.4 months of data per Jetta, average 113800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jettas, 9.0 months of data per Jetta, average 153900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Jetta diesels, 8.3 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 206800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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