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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: $25,810

Nissan Sentra SR Turbo   
Difference: $1,360

Lowest Total Invoice: $24,341

Nissan Sentra SR Turbo   
Difference: $1,456

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Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Sentra
TrimGrand TouringSR Turbo
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $23,145 $21,990
Base Invoice $22,144 $20,892
Premium Equipment Package 1,600  
Cargo net 50 70
Door sill trim plates 125 75
Interior ambient lighting 250  
Cargo mat 75  
6-speed shiftable automatic 1,050  
Premium Package   2,590
Floor mats   200
7-speed shiftable CVT   0
Premium Equipment Package 1,376  
Cargo net 40 49
Door sill trim plates 100 53
Interior ambient lighting 200  
Cargo mat 60  
6-speed shiftable automatic 1,002  
Premium Package   2,293
Floor mats   169
7-speed shiftable CVT   0
Options (change) 3,150 2,935
Options (change) 2,778 2,564
Destination 875 885
Total Price $27,170 $25,810
Total Invoice $25,797 $24,341

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 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 188hp 1.6L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

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 $3,150. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $27,170.

The base sticker price of the Nissan Sentra SR Turbo trim is $21,990. The features would cost an additional $2,935. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $25,810.

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 Turbo 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 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 188hp 1.6L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

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 $22,144. The features would cost an additional $2,778. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $25,797.

The invoice of the Nissan Sentra SR Turbo trim is $20,892. The features would cost an additional $2,564. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $24,341.

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 4. Based on this adjustment, the Nissan Sentra SR Turbo 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: Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Nissan Sentra SR Turbo
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $15
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $150
Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Sentra
TrimGrand TouringSR Turbo
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine184hp I4188hp I4
TransmissionT6CVT-7
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)27/36 MPG27/33 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/45-18205/50-17
Total Price$27,170$25,810
Adjustments for Features-1,3750
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$25,795$25,810
Total Invoice$25,797$24,341
Adjustments for Features-1,3060
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$24,491$24,341

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Features Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Nissan Sentra

Model Year20172017
ModelMazda3Sentra
TrimGrand TouringSR Turbo
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
FWD$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 
G-vectoring control$50 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Automatic climate control, front$200 
CD player $125
Dual-zone climate control$125 
HD radio$50 
MP3-compatible player $50
Rain-sensing wipers$175 
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Surround sound$250 
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Variable intermittent wipers $75
Exterior 
Black grille (optional)$0 
Body kit $0
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Digital instruments$0 
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat$50 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Performance steering system (optional) $0
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$2,950$1,575
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,375$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,3060

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Specifications Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Nissan Sentra

Model Year20172017
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 Weight3,100 lb.3,076 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
Navigation system600Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Heated steering wheel100No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic information25Yes
LED tail lights0No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750Yes
Total Requested170083%
Total Not Requested35017%

Option Package Details
Nissan Sentra SR Turbo

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Bose, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Illuminated visor mirror, driver40Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger40Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat100No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Total Requested263085%
Total Not Requested47515%

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