2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 Mazda3

It can be a daunting task when looking for a new car that is stylish, efficient, and also highly affordable. However, that doesn’t mean that you should give up. The 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Mazda3 are two models that stand out when looking at these specific categories. Not sure which would be the better option for you? Take a quick look through our 2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 Mazda3 comparison page!

In terms of fuel efficiency, it’s extremely tough to top the VW Jetta or the Mazda3 without going well above their price points. The 2017 VW Jetta holds a slight edge here with its 28 City/40 Highway MPG rating over the 27 City/37 Highway MPG rating found in the Mazda3, however, this can also add up to quite a bit over time.

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2017 VW Jetta differences between the 2017 vw jetta and 2017 mazda3 2017 Mazda3
$17,895 MSRP $17,845
Standard Rearview Camera Standard
28 City/40 Highway MPG 27 City/37 Highway
Available Apple CarPlayAndroid Auto Not Available

Differences between the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Mazda3

Not only are the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Mazda3 good cars to pick up when looking to save on fuel, but they are also highly affordable. Both the 2017 VW Jetta and Mazda3 can be picked up with a starting MSRP that is lower than $18,000. The value that they present is even better, too, because both come with compelling features at the base level, such as a rearview camera system and front touch screen. The 2017 VW Jetta does go the extra mile, though, when you examine its higher-end trims, which come with things like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability -- something that isn’t available in the Mazda3.

While the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Mazda3 are two sedans that are fun to drive, one of them does a little bit better in this regard. Both come with exceptional handling and fun, yet efficient, engines.  However, the 2017 VW Jetta can also see an upgrade here if you move up to the available 1.8L turbocharged I-4 with 170 horsepower or the 2.0L turbocharged i-4 with 210 horsepower, which is available in the GLI trim.

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