Looking for a new sedan and trying to decide between the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2018 Mazda Mazda3? We’ve compared the two and have found several differences in personalization, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability that we’ve highlighted in our comparison below.
When it comes to choice, drivers have more options with the 2019 Jetta (available in five trims) compared to the 2018 Mazda3 (available in three). According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Volkswagen Jetta is more efficient than the 2018 Mazda3, as well. The 2019 Jetta received EPA fuel economy ratings of 30 miles per gallon in the city, 39 miles per gallon on the highway and a combined efficiency score of 34 miles per gallon.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
2018 Mazda Mazda3
|34 MPG||Fuel Economy (Combined Cty/Hwy)||29 MPG|
|14.1 cu.ft.||Cargo Capacity||12.4 cu.ft.|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||Unavailable|
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta outshines the 2018 Mazda3 when it comes to storage space, too. Offering 14.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity compared to the 2018 Mazda3’s 12.4 cubic feet, the 2019 Jetta is the more practical vehicle when it comes to interior space. Rear-seat passengers also have more room in the 2019 Jetta (37.4 in. of leg room) compared to the 2018 Mazda3 (35.8 in. of leg room).
In terms of feature availability, the 2019 Jetta provides support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while both smartphone services are unavailable for the 2018 Mazda3. Other 2019 Jetta features include a USB port, a rearview camera and a four-speaker audio system.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta safety features include: LED headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps, tire pressure monitoring, traction control, stability control, child seat anchors, a post-collision safety system, rear door child safety locks, daytime running lights and brake drying.