Comparison: Volkswagen Jetta vs. Mazda3

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is not just the most popular car in our lineup. They are considered the benchmark among compact sedans. With one of the largest trunks in its class, the Jetta offer the right combination of comfort, versatility, technology and superb German engineering you demand and deserve.


San Fernando Valley consumers are picky and want something that can do the commute and the shopping with ease. Our customers have been looking at the Mazda3 in comparison to the Jetta. Let us see how they stack up with each other.



2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S

2018 Mazda3 Sport sedan

Engine (Standard)

1.4 Liter turbocharged I-4 – 150 HP

2.0 liter I-4 – 155HP

Combined Fuel Economy

34 MPG

32 MPG

Curb Weight

2859 lbs.

2899 lbs.

Rear Sear Room (Head/Leg/Hip/Shoulder in inches)



Cargo Space (Sedan)

15.7 cu. Ft.

12.4 cu. ft.

Base Price





The first thing that comes to mind is how much of a great value the Jetta is compared to the Mazda3. That value also includes better fuel economy, a more spacious rear seating area, a bigger cargo hold and more standard equipment and functionality than the Mazda3.


That is not all. The Jetta comes in five trim levels – S, Wolfsburg, SE, SE Sport, and SEL, offering an array of standard equipment and safety features to keep it going through its paces.


You can see our inventory of the 2018 Jetta at Volkswagen Van Nuys. Come for a test drive and check out our deals for this very popular model in the Volkswagen lineup.