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

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EX-L Navi CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $24,377 $26,250
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,691 $28,750
Civic Sedan EX CVT 32 42 $21,738 $23,400
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,849 $24,600
Civic Sedan LX CVT 30 38 $18,822 $20,250
Civic Sedan Sport CVT 29 37 $20,396 $21,950
Civic Sedan Sport Manual 25 36 $19,655 $21,150
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,349 $27,300
Civic Si Coupe Manual 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $33,126 $35,700
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AWD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic 24 32 $23,908 $25,000
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic w/Preferred Pkg 24 32 $25,437 $26,600
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic w/Premium Pkg 24 32 $27,636 $28,900
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic 26 35 $22,570 $23,600
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic w/Preferred Pkg 26 35 $24,098 $25,200
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic w/Premium Pkg 26 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Manual w/Premium Pkg 25 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Preferred Pkg 25 33 $24,481 $25,600
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Premium Pkg 25 33 $26,679 $27,900
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Select Pkg 25 33 $22,952 $24,000
Mazda3 Sedan FWD 26 35 $20,086 $21,000
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Preferred Pkg 26 35 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Premium Pkg 27 36 $25,342 $26,500
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Select Pkg 26 35 $21,614 $22,600
2020 Volkswagen Jetta
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,377
$23,908
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,250
$25,000
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$417 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
6.0
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 -
Highway
40 mpg 32 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36 35.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 50.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 53.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 92.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.7 -
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 175.6 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.7 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.3 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 20.1 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.6 -
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 10.4 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 12.7 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.8 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P215/45VR18 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P215/45VR18 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2976 3255 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 186 @ 6000 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 186 @ 4000 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA -
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 32 (Est) -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 24 (Est) -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 27 (Est) -
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.05 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.55 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.63 -
Trans Type
1 6 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.02 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.35 -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback -
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback -
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
5.2 - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130 -
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