Volkswagen Jetta


Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat

$18,895 MSRP


$22,995 MSRP
147-hp 1.4L turbo


174-hp 2.0L turbo
30 mpg

City Fuel Economy

23 mpg
40 mpg

Highway Fuel Economy

34 mpg
5 passengers


5 passengers
14.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

15.9 cubic feet

Volkswagen vehicles are always in demand in the Arlington and Washington DC area, but with so many great options to explore, how do you choose just one? Many customers end up deciding between the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat, so we’re here to explain the key differences. Both models are stylish with great performance and stellar features, but one model may be better for you than the other. Find out if a Volkswagen Jetta or Volkswagen Passat for sale is in your future!

Jetta vs. Passat: Price

Whether you’re interested in a Volkswagen Jetta lease deal or a Volkswagen Passat for sale, the starting price plays a big factor in your monthly payments. Between the two, the Jetta lineup is the more affordable of the two with a starting MSRP of just $18,895 MSRP for the S model. The Passat S starts at $22,995 MSRP, but it is a larger model. The midsize Passat might be worth the extra expense for the extra cargo space over the compact Jetta, or you might find that the smaller footprint and lower price of the Jetta are preferable!

Jetta vs. Passat: Performance

Are you looking for a smooth and powerful vehicle for the Springfield roads, or is fuel economy at the top of your wish list? While the two Volkswagen vehicles offer terrific performance all around, the Passat has the edge on power and the Jetta is the more efficient. Take a look at the engine specs:

  • 2020 Volkswagen Jetta S:
    • 1.4L turbo engine
    • 147 hp
    • EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway
  • 2020 Volkswagen Passat S:
    • 2.0L turbo engine
    • 174 hp
    • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway

Jetta vs. Passat: Features

When looking for a new Volkswagen Jetta or Volkswagen Passat for sale, do your eyes head straight for the features section of the spec sheet? If so, you’ll be blown away by the amenities offered for 2020. Both models include high-tech options like Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect, Bluetooth streaming technology, and a rearview camera system. However, there are a few differences as well:

  • 2020 Volkswagen Jetta S:
    • Premium Color Multifunction Display (MFD)
    • Electric parking brake
    • Composition Color touchscreen sound system with 6.5” color display
  • 2020 Volkswagen Passat S:
    • Two USB rear charging ports
    • Rear traffic alert
    • SiriusXM All-Access three month subscription

Find Your Next Volkswagen Car at Alexandria Volkswagen

Still have questions about the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat? We welcome you to contact us at Alexandria Volkswagen. We’re located in Alexandria and we’d be happy to offer more information about the lineup.

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