2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Volkswagen Jetta orange

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Volkswagen Passat


Starting MSRP

147 hp


174 hp
184 lb-ft


184 lb-ft
EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway
14.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

15.9 cubic feet

When you’re out on the streets of Arlington, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and 2019 Volkswagen Passat are sure to please. These leading Volkswagen sedans offer different engines, starting MSRPs, and overall size, but both deliver the reliability and tech features associated with the Volkswagen brand. Which one is better for your Washington DC commute? Find out today at Alexandria Volkswagen.

VW Jetta vs. VW Passat: Pricing

Whether you’re looking to lease or finance a new Volkswagen car, the Jetta and Passat are offered at an approachable price:

  • Volkswagen Jetta: The base Jetta S starts at $18,745*, while the high-end SEL Premium trim starts at $27,695*.
  • Volkswagen Passat: The Passat Wolfsburg trim has a starting price of $25,295*, and the top-level SE R-Line with navigation begins at $29,995*.

Remember, you could save even more by choosing a used VW Jetta or a used VW Passat!

VW Jetta vs. VW Passat: Cargo Capacity

As VW sedans, the Jetta and Passat both offer seating for up to five passengers and generous trunk space. In addition, both Passat and Jetta accessories are available to customize the interior. However, one might meet your needs better than the other:

  • Volkswagen Jetta: Offers 94.7 cubic feet of interior passenger space and up to 14.1 cubic feet of cargo volume.
  • Volkswagen Passat: Offers 102 cubic feet of interior passenger space and up to 15.9 cubic feet of cargo volume.

VW Jetta vs. VW Passat: Performance Features & Specs

Volkswagen engines are known for balancing performance and efficiency, and when you’re choosing between the Jetta or Passat, you can’t lose. You’ll also find better base trim fuel efficiency in the Jetta than the Honda Civic. Both Volkswagen models come standard with turbocharged engines which are useful for getting up to speed on Springfield highways.

  • Volkswagen Jetta
    • 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
    • 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
    • EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway rating
  • Volkswagen Passat
    • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
    • 174 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
    • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway rating

Which Volkswagen Sedan is Right for You?

Both vehicles are standout contenders in their class, but for many customers, the difference comes down to this:

  • For commuters, a compact sedan like the Jetta will deliver the fuel economy and performance they’re looking for.
  • With more passenger and cargo room, the VW Passat mid-size sedan is better suited for families or those looking for a little extra room in their sedan.

See Both the VW Jetta and VW Passat at Alexandria Volkswagen!

Stop by Alexandria Volkswagen in Alexandria to take a test drive in the new Volkswagen Passat or new Volkswagen Jetta. Any questions? Get in touch with our qualified sales team today!

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