When comparing the 2019 Audi A3's and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Audi A3 has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Audi A3's and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a better car than the 2019 Audi A3.
2019 Audi A3 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing
A used 2019 Audi A3 ranges from $19,998 to $28,997 while a used 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is priced between $14,934 to $24,539.
2019 Audi A3 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Audi A3 loses 48.8 percent of its value and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta loses 43.2 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta retains 5.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Audi A3.
2019 Audi A3 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi A3 is 8.7 out of 10 while the Volkswagen Jetta's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Audi A3 being ranked 6 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Volkswagen Jetta being ranked 9 out of 26 Best Compact Cars.
2019 Audi A3 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi A3 is 8.0 out of 10. For the Volkswagen Jetta the reliability rating is 8.2 out of 10. This gives the Volkswagen Jetta a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Audi A3.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Audi A3’s base engine makes 184 horsepower, and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta base engine makes 147 horsepower. The A3 is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles. The Jetta is rated to deliver an average of 34 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 528 miles. This gives the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Audi A3. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2019 Audi A3 has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2019 Audi A3 and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.