Comparing the 2020 MAZDA3 to the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

If you’re looking for a smaller car, you certainly have no shortage of options. One of your top choices should be the 2020 Mazda3 compact sedan, which you can find out our Omaha, NE Mazda dealership. If you’re shopping for a sedan like the new Mazda3, you’re likely researching similar vehicles, including the popular 2020 Volkswagen Jetta.

How do these two models compare and which is best for you? Woodhouse Place Mazda offers this comparison to help you decide.

Performance and Capability

Our Mazda dealership in Omaha, NE offers several top-performing models, like the 2020 Mazda3 sedan. This car is refined and yet sporty, offering a responsive, powerful ride that is perfect for tackling city traffic. Its i-Activ AWD® works to improve traction and handling in a variety of road and weather conditions, while the new Volkswagen Jetta does not come with an all-wheel drive system.

Not to mention, the 2020 Mazda3 also comes out ahead in terms of engine power and torque. Its 3.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine generates 186 horsepower, while the 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine in the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta only creates 147 horsepower.

Safety and Technology


Safety is important in any vehicle, and the 2020 Mazda3 sedan impresses on all fronts. Its available i-Activsense® suite of safety features alert you about potential hazards and increase your awareness on the road. Available driver-assist systems include blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, smart brake support, and a driver attention warning. Plus, the Mazda3 also has an available 360-Degree Monitor.

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta has a suite of advanced driver-assist systems as well. However, it does not come with lane departure warning or a 360-Degree Monitor.

You will enjoy all the connectivity you want inside the 2020 Mazda3, thanks to its Mazda Connect™ infotainment system which includes available features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM™ radio, voice-activated radio, advanced navigation, and premium Bose® speakers.

The Volkswagen Jetta also offers many of the same infotainment features, like SiriusXM™ radio and 4G LTE Wi-Fi, but only in higher trims.

Check Out the MAZDA3 Today

If you’re ready to buy or lease the new 2020 Mazda3 sedan, visit our Omaha Mazda dealers at Woodhouse Place Mazda. Our inventory includes other new Mazda models as well, including the Mazda6, the Mazda CX-5, and the all-new Mazda CX-30. We look forward to seeing you soon.