How Do the Volkswagen Passat and Jetta Size Up?

March 30th, 2018 by

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat (left) and the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta (right).

With the Jetta and the Passat, Volkswagen offers shoppers two quality solutions for one popular question: How much car do you need?

Let’s take a look at a comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs. the 2018 Volkswagen Passat to see where you fit (literally).

2018 Volkswagen Jetta  

The 2018 VW Jetta has a compact body that measures 182.2 inches from bumper to bumper, 70 inches wide, and 56.6 inches tall. The 94 cubic feet of passenger volume allows seating room for five with an additional 15.7 cubic feet of trunk space.

Under the hood you’ll find a 1.4L engine good for 150 horsepower. Smaller cars typically produce better gas mileage and that holds true for the Jetta, which offers 28 MPG in the city and up to 40 MPG on the highway.

Also true of smaller cars is that they often have smaller price tags and the Jetta’s low MSRP is no exception.

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2018 Volkswagen Passat

The 2018 VW Passat is classified as a midsize car with an exterior that measures almost 10 inches longer, two inches wider, and another two inches taller than the Jetta. Even the wheelbase is nearly six inches longer in the Passat.

Naturally, the larger frame allows for more passenger volume (102 cubic feet) and trunk space (15.9 cubic feet) than the Jetta as well. Most of the extra passenger volume in the Passat can be found in the form of front and rear leg, shoulder, and head room.  

A bigger body means more room under the hood, where you’ll find a 2.0L engine with 174 horsepower capability. The larger engine means slightly less fuel economy than the Jetta, although the Passat still returns an impressive 25 city / 36 highway MPG.

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Jetta vs. Passat

Now that the numbers have been crunched, which Volkswagen feels like a better fit for you? The Jetta offers affordability, as well as easy and agile driving. The Passat offers a chance to spend a little bit more to get some additional interior space and zip on the road.

There’s only one way to truly know whether the Volkswagen Jetta or Passat is the car for you. Visit Schumacher Volkswagen of North Palm Beach to see all our Passat and Jetta cars for sale, take a test drive, and “size up” the difference.