2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 mazda3 4-door sedan side-by-side with white volkswagen jetta sedan

While many drivers are ditching compact and midsize sedans for Crossover SUVs, there are still a number of impressive vehicles to be found throughout the field. One of the best-available sedans on the market is the attractive and powerful Mazda3.

The 2018 Mazda3 features an attractive body design with a comfortable and spacious interior that offers drivers and passengers a host of standard and available high-tech safety and convenience features.

Perhaps most notable, the Mazda3 offers drivers style and performance that simply cannot be found in other base model sedans. The upscale and athletic design of the Mazda3 coupled with the 155-hp engine makes the Mazda3 a fun car to drive!

Keep reading to see how the 2018 Mazda3 compares to one of the most legendary sedans on the market: the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta.

2018 Mazda3 Sport


2018 Volkswagen Jetta S

$18,095 Starting MSRP $18,645
155-hp, 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G Engine 150-hp, 1.4-liter I-4
31 combined miles per gallon Fuel Efficiency 33 combined miles per gallon
Standard Push Button Start Not Available

2018 Mazda3 Bergen County, NJ

The biggest difference between the Mazda3 and the Jetta is the host of standard and available features on the base model. The Mazda3 Sport (base) features a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display with MAZDA CONNECT technology, rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, Dynamic Stability Control and more as standard equipment. 

Perhaps most amazing, the Mazda3 features Smart City Brake Support as standard equipment. This innovative advanced safety feature helps to control brakes during low-speed driving. This innovative feature can help prevent approximately 60 percent of automobile accidents that occur at speeds of 18 miles per hour or less.

Additionally, the base model Mazda3 Sport features a host of available features, often unavailable on base trim levels, including Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, alloy wheels and more.

The Mazda3 is also available in hatchback (5-door) configurations, making Mazda even more versatile. 

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Mazda3 at Mazda of Lodi!

2018 mazda3 side view


The new 2018 Mazda3 is here and ready for a test drive. Some shoppers may be wondering, what safety features are there inside the new Mazda3? We will be looking at the 2018 Mazda3 safety standards to show drivers what to expect when it comes to driver and passenger protection. Let’s take a look at what this vehicle has to offer.

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