2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Mazda3

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Mazda3

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta lineup has arrived here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen in Walnut Creek, CA, and that’s got all of us very excited. And it’s not hard to see why we’re so excited considering the all-new VW Jetta lineup has been fully updated, enhanced and improved for the 2019 model year.

At the top of the list of those upgrades is the fact that the 2019 VW Jetta lineup was built for the first time using Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform architecture, which means the 2019 Jetta lineup is more efficient, safer and easier to maneuver than ever before. But the all-new Jetta lineup is only as good as its standing against some of its toughest competition. With that in mind, here’s our 2019 Volkswagen Jetta versus 2018 Mazda3 head-to-head model comparison.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Mazda3

147 HP & 184 lb-ft. Standard Power Ratings 155 HP & 150 lb-ft.
30/40 MPG Standard Gas Mileage Ratings (City/Highway) 27/37 MPG
94.7 ft.3 Passenger Space 96.3 ft.3
14.1 ft.3 Cargo Space 12.4 ft.3

What are the Advantages of the 2019 VW Jetta Lineup at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen in Walnut Creek CA?

As you can see in our head-to-head comparison table above, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta lineup and the 2018 Mazda3 lineup are similar in some aspects, while the 2019 Jetta lineup holds some significant advantages in other areas.

Let’s start things off under the hood of the two model lineups. As shown in the table above, the standard horsepower ratings of the two models are quite similar – 147 horsepower for the 2019 Jetta lineup and 155 horsepower for the 2018 Mazda3 lineup – but things turn drastically in favor of the 2019 Jetta lineup when you look at the standard torque and gas mileage ratings of the two models. That’s because the 2019 Jetta lineup offers 184 pound-feet of torque while getting up to 30 city MPG and 40 highway MPG. Conversely, the 2018 Mazda3 lineup offers only 150 pound-feet of torque while getting up to only 27 city MPG and 37 highway MPG.

Inside, the two models are equally similar. The 2018 Mazda3 lineup provides a little more passenger space – 96.3 cubic-feet to the 2019 Jetta lineup’s 94.7 cubic-feet – while the 2019 Jetta lineup provides far more cargo space – 14.1 cubic-feet to the 2018 Mazda3 lineup’s 12.4 cubic-feet.

For more on the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta lineup, please contact our staff here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen in Walnut Creek, CA.