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2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Mazda3 Sedan

The Volkswagen Jetta has really set the bar in the compact sedan class in terms of standard and available equipment as well as for overall handling and fuel economy scores. A comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Mazda3 Sedan will present a strong case for potential buyers to visit the Team Gunther VW showroom to learn more. Volkswagen completely redesigned the Jetta for the 2019 model year. In the time the 2019 VW Jetta has been available, independent reviews have praised the popular Volkswagen compact sedan for offering a comfortable ride, plenty of storage solutions and excellent access to connectivity technology. Team Gunther VW customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Jetta today by calling, 855-660-8226.

At the most basic level, the 2019 Jetta and its 2019 Mazda3 Sedan counterpart share a few common elements, like having space for up to five passengers. However, this is about where those similarities end. The 2019 Jetta is able to offer up to 37.4 inches of rear legroom. Owners of the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan will have just 35.1 inches of legroom to offer their rear passengers. Additionally, the driver and passengers of the current Volkswagen Jetta will have more trim grades to choose from that are equipped with smartphone integration. All trims of the 2019 Jetta have an infotainment system that is compatible with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites. The Mazda3 offers this too, but not on all of its available versions.


2019 VW Jetta


2019 Mazda3 Sedan

Turbo., 1.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
6-spd. man./8-spd. auto. Transmission Six-speed automatic
30/40 Fuel Economy 26/35
14.1 cu.-ft. Trunk Space 13.2 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Each version of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta that is for sale at the Team Gunther VW showroom uses the same engine but makes two transmission options available. Under the hood of the popular compact sedan is a turbocharged 1.4-liter, inline four-cylinder engine that can be attached to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. However, both engine/transmission combinations will produce 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Mazda3 Sedan uses a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The current Mazda3 will make more horsepower than the 2019 Jetta. However, the advantage the Mazda3 Sedan has in performance will cost those same customers in terms of fuel economy. The 2019 VW Jetta will be able to record 30 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway. Front-wheel-drive-equipped versions of the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan will record 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. The Mazda sedan's fuel economy numbers drop a bit further if the owner chooses all-wheel-drive.



A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 VW Jetta.
A cut-away photo of the seating space in the 2019 Jetta.
A photo of the ambient lighting system in the 2019 Jetta.
A photo of the technology available in the 2019 Jetta.