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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2018 Volkswagen Passat


Considering your options for compact or midsize sedans? The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and 2019 Volkswagen Passat are both winners in their class. So, which is more your style? Compare the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat below! Then, find a Volkswagen Jetta for sale or Volkswagen Passat for sale at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines.

Jetta vs. Passat: Price

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has a starting MSRP of $18,745*. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat, on the other hand, has a starting MSRP of $25,295*. The new VW Jetta is offered in five trims, with the highest being the SEL Premium ($27,695 starting MSRP*). You’ll find the new VW Passat two trims, ending with the SE R-Line ($29,995 starting MSRP*).

Jetta vs. Passat: Performance

The Jetta is powered by a 147-hp 1.4L turbo I4 engine, while the Passat gets a stronger 174-hp 2.0L turbo I4 engine. Choose from a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic with the Jetta. The Passat offers one 6-speed automatic. Additionally, the Jetta is the more efficient option; it earns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway rating. The Passat earns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway rating. So, if you’re looking for fuel-efficiency, choose the Jetta. If you want greater performance, choose the Passat.

Jetta vs. Passat: Interior Space

The VW Jetta is a compact sedan, while the Passat is classified as midsize. Compare the Passat vs. Jetta dimensions below:

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Volkswagen Passat

14.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

15.9 cubic feet
95 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

102 cubic feet
41.1 inches

Front Legroom

42.4 inches
37.4 inches

Rear Legroom

39.1 inches
54 inches

Rear Shoulder Room

57 inches

Test Drive the New Jetta or Passat at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines!

All in all, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a smart pick for drivers wanting good fuel economy, while the 2019 VW Passat delivers more power and space. Compare these two VW sedans in person at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines near Des Moines and Urbandale. Schedule your test drive online, or contact us with any questions about Volkswagen Passat lease deals. While you’re at it, you may wish to explore our used Passat inventory or our Jetta accessories!


*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.

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