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Jetta vs. Passat

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen Jetta

vs.

2020 Volkswagen Passat
$18,745*

Starting MSRP

$22,995*
147 hp

Horsepower

174 hp
184 lb-ft

Torque

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

City/Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway
14.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

15.9 cubic feet

The 2020 VW Jetta and 2020 VW Passat each have their own merits, but only one of these stellar sedans can earn a spot on your driveway. Which one is best suited for your driving needs and budget? While both vehicles share some similarities, there are several qualities that set the two apart. That is why Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines has provided this helpful comparison below for our Des Moines shoppers.

VW Jetta vs. VW Passat: Pricing

Both the Jetta and the Passat are affordable options for drivers in the Urbandale area. However, one is a bit more budget-friendly than the other:

  • 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 S trim has a starting price of $22,995*, and the top-level SEL begins at $31,095*.

VW Jetta vs. VW Passat: Cargo Capacity

Five passengers are able to sit comfortably inside the cabin of both vehicles. When it comes to cargo space, the Passat has a bit more room for all of your belongings:

  • 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

For drivers that are concerned about performance and fuel economy, there is no need to worry no matter which sedan you select. Each delivers ample power without sacrificing efficiency:

  • 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 206 lb-ft of torque
    • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway rating

Volkswagen Sedan Overview

Both the Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat are sure to please any West Des Moines-area driver. But if you want to be sure you are picking the perfect sedan, keep the information below in mind while you shop:

  • If you do a lot of commuting back and forth to the office, a compact sedan with a comfortable cabin is ideal. Along with being quite efficient, the Volkswagen Jetta is a great choice.
  • If you are looking for a bit more space for passengers and cargo, opt for the family-friendly Passat.

Compare the VW Jetta and VW Passat in Person

Perform your own sedan comparison when you get behind the wheel of the new Volkswagen Passat and new Volkswagen Jetta for a test drive. The best way to see all they have to offer is by experiencing them in person on the roads of Johnston. Contact us today with any questions. Don’t forget to check out our current Jetta lease offers and Passat lease offers to save more when leasing a new VW sedan from Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines!

 

Disclaimers: 

*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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