Consumers have so many choices for compact cars, but a nameplate that has consistently outshined the competition over the years is the Volkswagen Jetta, with its impressive blend of style, comfort, excellent driving characteristics, high fuel economy and affordable price. The Jetta gets even better for the 2018 model-year with styling enhancements and a new 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty. See how the new Jetta measures up against the competition in this 2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Mazda3 comparison.
One of the strengths of the 2018 Jetta is its performance. The base 1.4L Turbo engine generates 150-hp, 184 lb-ft of torque for quick acceleration, and an estimated highway fuel economy of up to 40 mpg. In comparison, the base 2.0L engine in the 2018 Mazda3 produces 155-hp, 150 lb-ft of torque and an estimated highway fuel economy of 38 mpg. If you desire even more power for your drives, the Jetta's available 1.8L Turbo engine produces 170-hp and 184 lb-ft, while the 2.0L Turbo engine in the Jetta GLI delivers 210-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.
2018 VW Jetta vs 2018 Mazda3: Which compact car is better?
Another advantage of the 2018 Jetta is its refined and spacious interior. It has a passenger volume of 96.3 cu-ft, compared to 94.1 cu-ft for the 2018 Mazda3. The 2018 Jetta offers plenty of room for storage with its trunk that has a capacity of 15.7 cu-ft, compared to 12.4 cu-ft for the Mazda3. The new Jetta also gives you the peace of mind for safety with advanced safety technologies like the standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and Intelligent Crash Response System. For even more reassurance, the 2018 Jetta has a transferable 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty. In comparison, the 2018 Mazda3 has a non-transferable 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.
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