2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Mazda3

For the 2019 model year, both the Volkswagen Jetta and the Mazda3 have received significant redesigns with changes made to each vehicle’s design, powertrain and feature offerings. With such drastic alterations, many are left wondering how the rival compact sedans match up to one another. See which vehicle comes out on top with this comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Mazda3. 

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Mazda3


Starting MSRP


30 / 40 mpg

Fuel Economy

27 / 37 mpg

94.7 cubic feet

Passenger Space

92.8 cubic feet

14.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

13.2 cubic feet
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Performance Comparison

Both the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Mazda3 feature exceptional powertrains, with the Jetta sporting a 147-horsepower 1.4-liter Turbo and the Mazda3 getting a 186-horsepower 2.0-liter DOHC. If you’re searching for a compact car, chances are you’re really looking for a fuel-efficient drive. That’s where the Jetta takes the lead. The 2019 Jetta delivers remarkable fuel efficiency, getting 30 city / 40 highway mpg. The Mazda3 lags in both categories, scoring just 27 city / 37 highway. That 3-mpg gap translates to some significant savings at the pump. 

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Feature Comparison

A hallmark of the 2019 Jetta is its advanced selection of feature offerings, with the optional panormaic sunroof, 10-color ambient lighting and a BeatsAudio™ sound system. Measuring more than 10 inches, the available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit replaces the typical instrument cluster, giving you the power to decide which information is displayed. The 2019 Mazda3 comes in clear second to the Jetta, offering an optional standard-size moonroof, a 7-inch multi-information display and a Bose® sound system.  

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Test Drive the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Harnessing a 147-horsepower 1.4-liter Turbo engine attached to a 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta delivers a spirited drive. Paired with a driver-friendly interior and feature package, Jetta owners enjoy a unique driving experience. Here’s what else you can find behind the wheel of the Jetta: 

  • LED headlights
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Satellite HD radio
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect

Hosting a diverse 2019 Volkswagon Jetta inventory, Chapman Volkswagen of Northeast Philadelphia has the right model for you. Get a taste of what it’s like behind the wheel of the Jetta by scheduling a test drive with us today!

2019 Volkswagen Jetta driving down highway at sunset
2019 Volkswagen Jetta front seats and dashboard with ambient lighting
2019 Volkswagen Jetta front and rear seats viewed from side