2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 

2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

The Mazda3-Jetta rivalry is nothing new, but 2019 promises to be the fiercest year yet for the pair. That’s because both of these compact competitors are all-new and chock full of new features. See how these two revamped sedans match up when they go head-to-head in this comparison of the 2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

Mounted front and center, the Mazda3 features a standard 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system across the entire lineup. The Jetta’s standard display spans only 6.5 inches, while an 8-inch display remains reserved for only the highest trims. The standard 8-speaker sound system of the Mazda3 features twice as many units as the Jetta’s 4-speaker setup, meaning crisper sound quality from every seat.

Check out the table below for a look into the engine performance specs found on each lineup.

2019 Mazda3 


2019 Volkswagen Jetta 

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder       Base Engine  1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder 
186 hp  Horsepower  147 hp 
186 lb-ft     Torque  184 lb-ft 
Available  All-Wheel Drive  Not Available 

Comparing the Engine Performance and Driver-Assistance Features of the 2019 Mazda3 and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 

Those figures speak for themselves, but if you need a breakdown, here it is. The Mazda3’s 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine produces 39 more horsepower and 2 lb-ft more torque than the Jetta’s 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Mazda’s optional AWD system integrates well with the G-Vectoring Control Plus system, which creates a more pleasant and controlled driving experience.

Both the 2019 Mazda3 and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta feature crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning and rear cross-path warning on all models beyond the base level. The Mazda3 goes a step further, adding Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane-keep Assist and High Beam Control. On the Jetta, these features don’t show until late in the lineup.

Other optional equipment like the 360-Degree Monitor and Driver Attention Alert aren’t available on the Volkswagen Jetta.

Drivers interested in the 2019 Mazda3 compact car can find a diverse selection of trim levels and configurations at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown in Memphis, TN! We welcome you to reach out to a dealership representative for assistance in finding your ideal vehicle.

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