2015 VW Jetta
The 2015 Mazda3 vs. the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
The 2015 Mazda3 and the 2015 VW Jetta are both compact cars, but the newest Mazda3 delivers more of the features that drivers are looking for in this vehicle segment: fuel economy, agile performance, and affordable price. Explore how these two models compare head to head, and then plan a trip from Tampa or Sarasota to check out the 2015 Mazda3 out in person at Cox Mazda in Bradenton, Florida.
The introductory trim of the latest Mazda3 is available for only $16,945. Getting into a Jetta will cost you at least $17,325. That difference might seem insignificant, but why pay more than you have to? If you have more to spend, the premium trim of the Mazda3 also costs several hundred dollars less than the comparable Jetta.
Both of these models have several powertrain options, and the Mazda options are more powerful unless you are willing to pay for the highest trim level. A 2.0L four-cylinder puts out 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque compared to a 2.0L four-cylinder that only musters 115 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque in the Jetta. A stronger 2.5L four-cylinder that delivers 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque to the Mazda3 also wins out over the Jetta’s turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder that delivers 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
Unless you are willing to settle for a diesel engine, the Mazda3 powertrains are significantly more fuel efficient. The 2.0L four-cylinder gets 30 mpg city and 41 mpg highway compared to 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway in the Jetta. The 2.5L four-cylinder engine gets 29 mpg city and 40 mg highway when equipped with the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system compared to the Jetta’s ratings of 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.
Test Drive the 2015 Mazda3 in Bradenton
Once you hit the road in the 2015 Mazda3, you’ll know for sure that it is the better car. Make your way from Tampa to Cox Mazda, located at 3101 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton. We’re open seven days a week and ready to help you find your next car!