What’s the Difference Between the Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Passat?

January 18th, 2019 by

2017 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat

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As premium German sedans, there are a lot of great things that the new VW Jetta and new VW Passat have in common. Both features high-quality cabin materials and technologies like Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, VW Car-Net® App-Connect, and much more. However, there are a number of things that set these two models apart, which makes them appeal to different segments of auto buyers. Find out whether the Jetta or Passat is better suited for your needs as a Chicago area driver, and then make your way to the Autobarn VW of Mt. Prospect near Des Plaines to lease or finance a new Volkswagen sedan.

Starting Price Difference Between Jetta and Passat

Both of these models get you a lot of premium features for your money, but buyers on a tighter budget may be more inclined to consider the Jetta, which comes in at lower MSRP:

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S – MSRP from $18,745
  • 2019 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg – MSRP from $25,295

Performance and MPG

Both Volkswagen vehicles offer a fuel-efficient drive. The Volkswagen Jetta has a standard 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 147 hp and an EPA-estimated 40 mpg/highway and 30 mpg/city on the 2019 Jetta S.

The 2019 Passat Wolfsburg gets the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine standard, and in the Passat, it gets up to an EPA-estimated 36 mpg/highway and 25 mpg/city.

Interior Space Difference Between Jetta and Passat

The Jetta is a compact car with seating for up to five passengers and a total interior volume of 108.8 cubic feet. It has a spacious trunk for a small sedan with 14.1 cubic feet of storage space. The Passat is a midsize sedan, and it provides more room for up to five passengers at 117.9 cubic feet of interior space. The trunk of the Passat is 15.9 cubic feet.

Get a Closer Look at Both of These VW Sedans

You don’t have to wait around to finance the VW Jetta or Passat. Both of these models are available right now at your VW dealership near Mt. Prospect. Autobarn of Mt. Prospect is located at 333 West Rand Rd. in Mt. Prospect. Feel free to stop in and see us Monday through Saturday, and contact us with any questions.