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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $27,020

Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring   
Difference: $3,265

Lowest Total Invoice: $25,677

Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring   
Difference: $3,348

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Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Jetta
TrimGrand Touring2.0T GLI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $23,145 $27,895
Base Invoice $22,144 $26,779
Premium Equipment Package 1,600  
Interior ambient lighting 250  
All-weather floor mats 100 235
6-speed shiftable automatic 1,050  
6-speed automated manual   1,100
Floor mats   235
Premium Equipment Package 1,376  
Interior ambient lighting 200  
All-weather floor mats 80 185
6-speed shiftable automatic 1,002  
6-speed automated manual   1,056
Floor mats   185
Options (change) 3,000 1,570
Options (change) 2,658 1,426
Destination 875 820
Total Price $27,020 $30,285
Total Invoice $25,677 $29,025

The configured Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan has a 184-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Mazda Mazda3 and Volkswagen Jetta 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 $3,000. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $27,020.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI trim is $27,895. The features would cost an additional $1,570. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $30,285.

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 Volkswagen Jetta trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 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 has a 184-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Mazda Mazda3 and Volkswagen Jetta are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring trim is $22,144. The features would cost an additional $2,658. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $25,677.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI trim is $26,779. The features would cost an additional $1,426. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $29,025.

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 Volkswagen Jetta trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI 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. Volkswagen Jetta

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $4,800
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,807
Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Jetta
TrimGrand Touring2.0T GLI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine184hp I4210hp I4
TransmissionT6S6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)27/36 MPG24/33 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/45-18225/40-18
Total Price$27,020$30,285
Adjustments for Features-1,5350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$25,485$30,285
Total Invoice$25,677$29,025
Adjustments for Features-1,4590
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$24,218$29,025

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Features Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Jetta
TrimGrand Touring2.0T GLI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
6-speed automated manual $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Remote app $25
Universal garage door opener$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
G-vectoring control$50 
Obstacle detection, front $200
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention $100
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $0
Apple CarPlay support $0
CD player $125
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Mirrorlink support $0
MP3-compatible player $50
Rear air vents $100
SD Card slot $25
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Exterior 
Black grille (optional)$0 
Body kit $0
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Digital instruments$0 
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Powertrain 
Launch control $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather seating surfaces$900 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Metal pedals $75
Soft-touch instrument panel (optional) $0
Synthetic leather seating surfaces $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$4,000$2,465
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,535$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,4590

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Specifications Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Jetta
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase106.3 in104.4 in
Length180.3 in183.3 in
Width70.7 in70.0 in
Height57.3 in57.2 in
Curb Weight3,100 lb.3,194 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.6 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.2 in55.2 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.2 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.4 in53.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.5 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.8 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume12.4 ft315.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring

Premium Equipment Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic information25Yes
LED tail lights0No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750No
Navigation system600Yes
Universal garage door opener100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Total Requested95046%
Total Not Requested110054%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI

6-speed automated manual
FeatureValueRequested?
6-speed automated manual0Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100Yes
Launch control100No
Total Requested10050%
Total Not Requested10050%

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