Fun times are ahead. When you’re behind the wheel of a sporty sedan, your Warwick, Providence, and Coventry, Rhode Island, adventures are simply splendid. There are many sedan options out there, but Speedcraft Volkswagen is focusing on a couple of them here in this space.

Our 2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Mazda3 comparison takes a closer look at these two sedans and helps you decide which one is right for your lifestyle. Have questions for us? We look forward to hearing from area drivers!

2020 Volkswagen Jetta MPG

Volkswagen Jetta Interior

VW Jetta vs MAZDA3 Fuel Efficiency

Drivers are always thinking about how far they’ll be able to go on a tank of gas. Whether it’s a vacation that’s taking you long distance, or the drive to work, we think about fuel economy every day. It would surely be nice to own a vehicle that’s up to the task on a daily basis.

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta hits the road with its powerful 1.4L turbocharged engine. While this may be a compact car, performance is anything but that. Best of all, you’re getting a vehicle that’s fuel-efficient, too, thanks to an EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway MPG.1 You won’t find that kind of fuel efficiency if you’re driving a Mazda3.

The best the front-wheel drive Mazda3 can do in the fuel economy department is an EPA-estimated 27 city/36 highway MPG. That’s well off the pace of the VW Jetta and can leave you going to the gas station to fill up more often.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 MAZDA3




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Volkswagen Jetta Android Auto™

Interior Amenities

Are you ready for a cabin experience you’ll love? Both the Volkswagen Jetta and Mazda3 have set you up for success, but the VW Jetta simply does things better.

That may have something to do with the fact that it offers a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen in the center stack area. It’s easy to interact with, and making adjustments is a breeze. The Mazda3, on the other hand, does not have a touchscreen, and instead carries a screen that feels outdated, controlled by knobs that can be distracting during your drive.

It doesn’t help that the Mazda3 only offers Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ on higher trims. The Volkswagen Jetta is sure to make these standard features on all trims, so you have easy access to your maps, messages, contacts, and more.

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Volkswagen Jetta Interior Space

VW Jetta vs MAZDA3 Dimensions You Need to Know

Have some luggage to bring along for vacation? Want to know if you’ll be able to fit that extra bag from the grocery store in the back? It’s critical that you know about the important sedan dimensions, and the Volkswagen Jetta is proud to boast 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space—more than the Mazda3—which offers 13.2 cubic feet of space. It certainly makes a difference when you’re thinking about what you’ll be able to fit in your car.

The VW Jetta also bests the competition in the front headroom department, so taller drivers may want to turn their gaze to the Volkswagen sedan. Plus, with more passenger volume than the Mazda3, the VW Jetta, simply put, just has more space for everyone that’s along for the ride.

Volkswagen Jetta vs MAZDA3: The Final Word

Now that you know all about these 5-seater sedans, you’ve likely seen that the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta outpaces the 2020 Mazda3 in so many ways. Schedule a Speedcraft Volkswagen test drive, and see what Warwick, Providence, and Coventry, RI, drives will be like from behind the wheel of the VW Jetta.

  1. Based on EPA estimates. See for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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