Compare 2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX CVT 31 40 $21,646 $23,300
Civic Coupe LX CVT 30 38 $19,285 $20,750
Civic Coupe Sport CVT 29 36 $20,766 $22,350
Civic Coupe Sport Manual 25 35 $20,025 $21,550
Civic Coupe Touring CVT 30 37 $25,025 $26,950
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,062 $23,750
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $24,377 $26,250
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $19,933 $21,450
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 36 $21,414 $23,050
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 38 $20,674 $22,250
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,691 $28,750
Civic Sedan EX CVT 32 42 $21,831 $23,500
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,942 $24,700
Civic Sedan LX CVT 30 38 $18,915 $20,350
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,174 $19,550
Civic Sedan Sport CVT 29 37 $20,488 $22,050
Civic Sedan Sport Manual 25 36 $19,748 $21,250
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,441 $27,400
Civic Si Coupe Manual 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Sedan Manual 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/Summer Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $33,681 $36,300
2019 Mazda MAZDA3
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R-Line Automatic w/SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta R-Line Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $21,787 $22,695
Jetta S Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $18,907 $19,695
Jetta S Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $18,907 $19,695
Jetta S Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $18,139 $18,895
Jetta SE Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $21,740 $22,645
Jetta SE Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $21,740 $22,645
Jetta SEL Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $24,474 $25,495
Jetta SEL Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $24,474 $25,495
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $26,827 $27,945
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $26,827 $27,945
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 $29,515 $30,745
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 33 $28,747 $29,945
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 $25,964 $27,045
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 33 $25,196 $26,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,646
$20,086
$22,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,300
$21,000
$23,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
N/A
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever. The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that. The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 24 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars - Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 - 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 - 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 - 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 - 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 - 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 - 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 - 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 - 94.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 - 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 - 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 - 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 - 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 - 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 - 105.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 - 14.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 - 11.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA - NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 - 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc - 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 - 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 - 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion - Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 - P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 - P205/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2897 - 2888
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
1.5 L/91 - 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 - 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 - Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection - Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 - 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA - NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 - 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 - 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 - 30
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 - 3.32
Trans Type
1 - 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 - 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA - MS
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD - Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 - 5.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Coupe - Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe - Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut - Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut - Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link - Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 - 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 140
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2019 Honda Civic
  • 2020 Civic is in showrooms
  • Up to $750 off (2019)
  • Lease: From $189 for 36 mo. (2019)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR (2019, select states)
2019 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2019 Mazda3 in good supply; 2020s arriving
  • $750 loyalty bonus available
  • Lease from $179 for 36 months
  • 0.9% APR for 60 months + no payment for 90 days
      2020 Volkswagen Jetta
      • 2021 Jetta is here; 2020s still available
      • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts available
      • Lease: From $239 per month for 39 months
      • Finance: From 0% APR for 72 months
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