2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Compact sedans are ideal for individuals and small families who desire an efficient and maneuverable vehicle to get from point A to point B. Nowadays, no matter which small car you choose, you can also expect cutting-edge technology features and next-level style throughout the interior and exterior.

As two top contenders in the segment, the 2017 Mazda3 and 2017 Volkswagen Jetta each bring a number of unique elements to the table while also sharing several similar qualities. Here, compact car shoppers can get a better idea of key differences between the Mazda3 and Jetta before getting behind the wheel and making a final buying decision.

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2017 Mazda3 VS 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
$17,845 Starting MSRP $17,895
2.0L I-4, 155 horsepower Base Engine 1.4L I-4, 150 horsepower
Standard Bluetooth® Compatibility Only available on higher trims
6 speakers Standard Audio System 4 speakers

Under the hood, both the Mazda3 and Volkswagen Jetta come standard with small I-4 engines, although the Mazda3’s engine is a bit larger and more powerful. Both cars are roughly the same size, each offering comfortable seating space for five passengers as well as ample cargo room. Despite being available for a slightly more affordable starting price, the 2017 Mazda3 comes with more advanced standard equipment than the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. That includes Bluetooth® compatibility, a 6-speaker audio system, USB ports, and available parking assist. The Mazda3 and Jetta were both named IIHS Top Safety Pick+ models for 2017. Which compact sedan is right for you?

2017 Mazda3 Portsmouth NH

In addition to impressive power, a spacious cabin, and high-tech standard features, the 2017 Mazda3 has so much more to offer drivers in Portsmouth, NH and the surrounding area. The Mazda3 base trim comes with a number of high-quality elements, such as Push Button Start, 7-inch full-color touch screen display, MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, rearview camera, and much more. With higher Mazda3 trims, drivers can opt for more advanced equipment, including LED fog lights, heated front seats, Bose® 9-speaker surround sound system, Smart City Brake Support, and Mazda Navigation System, among others.

If you are interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Mazda3 in Portsmouth, NH, you can schedule a test drive with our team at Seacoast Mazda.

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