Volkswagen Jetta vs Volkswagen Passat Irvine CA

Norm Reeves Volkswagen Super Selection

Are you set on getting a Volkswagen sedan for your adventures around the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach areas? If so, you may be torn between the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. Both vehicles are great in their own respect, but which one is right for you?

In this vehicle comparison, we’ll take a closer look at each of these impressive models to help you find out which one suits your lifestyle perfectly. We’ll look at engine power and efficiency, exterior style, and entertainment and technology features. By reading this Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat comparison, you’ll learn the difference between each Volkswagen sedan and know which one you’d prefer to take for a test drive.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs Volkswagen Passat Engine Power

The Volkswagen Jetta features a 1.4-liter 4 cylinder engine, and the Volkswagen Passat features a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Both engines are turbocharged and intercooled to provide great performance while remaining efficient.

The Volkswagen Passat takes the lead in power, getting up to 174 horsepower, while the Volkswagen Jetta can reach 147 horsepower. Although the Volkswagen Passat takes the lead in power, it’s the Volkswagen Jetta that makes up for it with its EPA-estimated 30/40 MPG city/highway, which is higher than the EPA-estimated 25/36 MPG city/highway offered with the Volkswagen Passat.

Volkswagen Passat vs Volkswagen Jetta Exterior Size & Style

Both the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Passat offer a stylish body. However, the Volkswagen Jetta is more compact with its 185.1-inch-long body with a width of 70.8 inches. The Volkswagen Passat is a little larger with a 191.9-inch-long body with its width at 72.2 inches.

Both vehicles offer LED Daytime Running Lights. Each vehicle also features a chrome window trim.

Although both vehicles offer great style, it’s entirely based on your preference on the size.

Entertainment & Technology Features

Both vehicles are outfitted with a high-resolution touchscreen display that you can use to access your media. Each vehicle offers an AM/FM radio and a CD player. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is also equipped with an SD memory card reader, so you can transport your entire music library on SD cards and easily play your favorite tunes through the entertainment center.

Additionally, you can play media through the Bluetooth® system. It was originally designed to allow you to make hands-free phone calls from the road while keeping your hands on the wheel. By syncing your smartphone to this system, you can easily stream audio from your phone or apps.

Volkswagen Jetta or Volkswagen Passat?

In our vehicle comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Volkswagen Passat, you learned a lot about each Volkswagen sedan. You saw their abilities, styles, and features. Each vehicle offers something different, but the best way to help you decide is test driving them.

Schedule your test drive with us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen in Irvine—the dealership that proudly serves drivers from the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach areas.

*Based on EPA estimates. See for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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