2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Mazda3

Are you looking for a fun-to-drive and affordable compact sedan? The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is an excellent choice, with its pleasing driving characteristics, eye-catching styling, comfortable and spacious interior, and a plethora of premium features. In this 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Mazda3 comparison, we show how the new Jetta measures up against the compact car competition.

The VW Jetta delivers an impressive balance of performance and efficiency. Under the hood of the new Jetta is the re-engineered 1.4-liter TSI 4-cylinder engine, which generates 184 lb-ft torque for quick acceleration. In comparison, the base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine in the Mazda3 produces 150 lb-ft of torque. The Jetta gets an estimated fuel economy of 30 city/40 hwy mpg, compared to 27 city/37 hwy mpg for the Mazda3. Both compact cars offer a 6-speed manual transmission, but the Jetta offers the more advanced automatic transmission — the 8-speed automatic, compared to the 6-speed automatic for the Mazda3.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2018 Mazda3
184 lb-ft Torque of Base Engine 150 lb-ft
30 city/40 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 27 city/37 hwy mpg
Available Customizable Ambient Lighting No
14.1 cu-ft Trunk Volume 12.4 cu-ft

Premium Features in the 2019 VW Jetta

Another strength of the 2019 VW Jetta is its plethora of premium features. The all-new ambient lighting is customizable with 10 different color choices, enabling you to set the perfect mood inside the cabin. Additional premium features include chrome accents, LED headlights and taillights, heated and ventilated seats, leather seating surfaces, and a power driver's seat with memory functionality. With the 400-watt BeatsAudio System, you can enjoy a concert hall-like listening experience. Also, with a cargo capacity of 14.1 cu-ft in the trunk, you'll have plenty of room for storage. In comparison, the trunk in the Mazda3 has a cargo capacity of only 12.4 cu-ft.

The 2019 VW Jetta is now available at Capistrano Volkswagen in Orange County, California! Get behind the wheel of this outstanding compact sedan!