2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Mazda3

Shopping for a comfortable car? As you explore various sedans, it’s likely that the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2020 Mazda3 have both made it on your list. With our 2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Mazda3 comparison, we will discuss various differences and benefits you can expect with each sedan. Note that the 2020 Mazda3 is also available as a hatchback. For the most accurate comparison, we will be exploring the sedan model for the Mazda3.

2020 VW Jetta


2020 Mazda3

$18,895 - $27,945 MSRP $21,500 - $28,900

30 City MPG
40 Highway MPG

34 Combined MPG
Fuel Economy

26 City MPG
35 Highway MPG

30 Combined MPG
14.1 Cubic Feet Trunk Volume 13.2 Cubic Feet
41.1”/37.4” Legroom (Front/Rear) 42.3”/35.1”


Advantages of the 2020 VW Jetta Compact Sedan

Overall, the 2020 VW Jetta and 2020 Mazda3 are both great contenders. However, the 2020 VW Jetta compact sedan offers several advantages over the 2020 Mazda3 sedan. First, the Jetta is more affordable for drivers, with a lower starting and ending MSRP. Drivers that want to capitalize on savings even further will be happy to hear that the Jetta offers fantastic fuel economy ratings. With 30 city mpg, 40 highway mpg, and 34 combined mpg, Jetta drivers will enjoy smaller gas bills and less time spent at the gas pump.

Now, both sedans are compact. Which one is bigger? Regarding cargo, the 2020 VW Jetta has a much bigger trunk available for groceries, bags, and other personal belongings. Inside the cabin, there are also major differences in the amount of space passengers can enjoy. The 2020 Mazda3 offers more legroom in the front but will leave passengers in the back feeling more cramped. The Jetta balances the need for space among both front and rear passengers, offering plenty of legroom in the front while providing extra legroom in the back.

Of course, the details listed are highlights. For more information about the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, we encourage you to contact the experts here at Sheehy Volkswagen of Hagerstown. Once you connect with one of our knowledgeable staff members, we will be happy to share more information, demonstrate features with a test drive, and offer our recommendations on which trim level is best for you based on what you need. We look forward to hearing from you shortly.

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Rear passenger angle of a white 2020 Volkswagen Jetta with a woman using its key fob
Passenger angle of the seats inside the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta
Front driver angle of a white 2020 Volkswagen Jetta