2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

2016 Mazda3

2016 Mazda3

2016 Volkswagen Jetta

2016 Volkswagen Jetta

When it comes to choosing the right sedan for Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria driving, there is only one vehicle to choose. The 2016 Mazda3 has all the features and amenities that are needed to beat the competition, specifically the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta. If you are shopping for a sedan and are curious how the newest Mazda holds up against the competition, check out the information below.




Every driver wants to experience more of the road instead of a gas station, which is why you put a lot of consideration into how much efficiency a vehicle has. When you’re comparing the 2016 Mazda3 vs the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, there’s one vehicle that offers you more in terms of mileage. When you choose the Mazda, you’ll receive 8.11 l/100k city, 5.73 l/100k highway, and 7.12 l/100k combined. This will allow you to go farther for longer. If you choose the competition, you’ll only experience 8.4 l/100k city, 5.8 l/100k highway, and 7.12 l/100k combined. If you really want to experience a better and more efficient ride, then you should opt for the Mazda.


Having enough room for your passengers can be the difference between a comfortable ride and one that you can’t wait to finish. Both the Mazda and Volkswagen offer seating for five passengers, but they do not offer the same amount of space. If you choose the Mazda, your passengers will enjoy 96.3 cubic feet of passenger space. This way, each one of them can spread out and enjoy the ride in a more comfortable setting. If you instead opt for the Volkswagen, you will only get 94.1 cubic feet of cargo space. If you opt for this vehicle, then you will have cramped and crabby passengers. Instead of squeezing everyone in, opt for the Mazda to get more space.


Staying safe on the Duncan, Victoria, and Nanaimo roads is always important, so it’s a great idea to pair yourself with a vehicle that puts your safety at the forefront. Both the Mazda and Jetta come with plenty of standard safety features to give you peace of mind. For instance, you’ll enjoy standard airbags, child safety locks, and a tire pressure monitoring system. While these are great features to have, that’s basically all you’ll get with the Jetta. If you want to add more to your safety, then you should consider the Mazda, which offers you a standard rearview camera so you can see behind you. IN addition, you’ll also have the option to choose blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. The blind spot monitoring system uses sensors to depict when an object is in your blind spot, and then it alerts you. The rear cross traffic alert system also uses sensors to determine if an object is approaching you from the side while in reverse. If so, you’ll get a visual and audible warning.

Interior Features

Having a comfortable, convenient, and luxury cabin is always a pleasant experience, and it’s something that many drivers look forward to. While you’ll receive comfortable materials and a suite of technology, the Mazda still outshines the Jetta in terms of interior features. For instance, this vehicle offers an available navigation system—something that’s not available on the Jetta. In addition, you also have the option of choosing a remote start system, which will allow you to start your vehicle from anywhere. Once again, you won’t find this on the Jetta.

Exterior Features

When you look at the Mazda3 and the Jetta, you’ll notice right away that they are two different types of sedans. What you may not notice is all the fun available features that come with the Mazda that you simply won’t find on the Volkswagen.

  • Optional fog lights provide necessary visibility when the air gets thick

  • Standard automatic headlights adjust at day or night to ensure you always have the right amount of visibility

  • Optional signaling exterior mirrors add your turn indicator in your mirror so that drivers behind you know what you intend to do

  • Optional rain sensing windshield wipers automatically turn on and adjust according to the weather

  • Optional load bearing exterior rack gives you the ability to carry heavy loads when necessary

Visit Harris Mazda Today

Now that you’ve compared the 2016 Mazda3 vs the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, make sure to visit Harris Mazda to check out our inventory and see yourself in this new model. Visit our dealership at 2525 Bowen Road in Nanaimo, contact us online, or call us at 1-844-537-8693 to schedule a test drive.