2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 and the Volkswagen Jetta have a surprising amount in common. They're two of the most economical and fuel-efficient compact cars on the market, so they're both great choices for commuters. Which one of these cars offers the best overall value? At first glance, it's hard to decide. That's why we've put together a quick guide to a few of the most important differences between the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Mazda 3. If you're considering one of these models as your next new car, here are a few details to keep in mind.  

Which car is more fun to drive? Both the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2016 Mazda 3 have a good reputation when it comes to performance and handling. They're both available with a manual or automatic transmission, so they're great for enthusiasts and casual drivers alike. Both cars also offer several different engine options to choose from. However, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta truly stands out for the sheer number of choices offered. With three different turbocharged engines and a multitude of trim packages, there's a Jetta for every lifestyle. The 2016 Jetta's 1.4L and 1.8L engines match the Mazda 3's engines in power, while the Jetta GLI provides an even more impressive 210 horsepower.  

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2016 Mazda 3
From $17,680 MSRP From $17,845
1.4L, 1.8L, or 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinders Engine Options 2.0L or 2.5L 4-cylinders
38.1" Backseat Legroom 35.8"
15.7 cubic ft. Trunk Space 12.4 cubic ft.

The Compact Car With Space For Everyone

The other area where the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta excels is space. Despite its modest size, it offers one of the largest and roomiest backseats in its class. With several more inches of passenger legroom than the 2016 Mazda 3, your taller passengers will thank you for choosing the Jetta. The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta also comes with a much bigger trunk than the Mazda 3. This extra space makes the Volkswagen Jetta even more versatile than its rival. 

Interested in learning more about the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta? Want to explore the Jetta's available features and trims even further? Contact the Donaldson VW team with any questions, or schedule your test drive today!

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