Find out how the Volkswagen Jetta and Passat Are Different

July 22nd, 2015 by

What is the Difference Between the VW Jetta and Passat?

If you are in the market for a new car, you should know a lot about your options. When it comes to Volkswagen vehicles, there are many to choose from and you should know how they all compare to one another. One of the common questions we get asked here at Jennings Volkswagen is “what is the difference between the VW Jetta and Passat?” The main difference between the Volkswagen Passat and Jetta lies in the size and weight. These vehicles are classified differently, where the Jetta is a compact sedan and the Passat is a midsized sedan.

When it comes down to the specifications of the Jetta and Passat, both cars offer the same amount of seating, similar engines and fuel economy, and many of the same features like daytime running lights, Bluetooth connection, and side mirrors with integrated turn signals. to help give you a better idea of how exactly these two sedans compare, we have created a handy chart comparing the specifications of each vehicle. We will look at the same trim of each car for the best comparison.

Specifications2015 VW Jetta 1.8T S2015 VW Passat 1.8T S
MSRP$17,325 $21,340
Engine 2.0-liter I-4 1.8-liter I-4
Horsepower 115 hp 170 hp
Transmission Options 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic
Fuel Economy 25 city / 34 highway mpg 24 city / 35 highway mpg
Wheels 15-inch steel wheels 16-inch steel wheels
Seating Capacity and Trim 5 passenger cloth seating 5 passenger cloth seating
Curb Weight (standard) 2,859 lbs. 3,172 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight N/A 1,000 lbs.
Passenger Volume 94 cubic feet 102 cubic feet
Other Model Options Jetta 1.8T Sport, TDI Clean Diesel, Hybrid, and GLI 2.0T Passat 1.8T Sport, TDI Clean Diesel, and V6

We hope this chart helps you understand the differences between these two Volkswagen vehicles. When it comes down to it, both the Jetta and Passat are exceptional, fuel efficient sedans with a lot to offer. Depending on the size of the car you are looking for, one of these two sedans will be a good fit for you. If you would like to learn more about the new Jetta or new Passat, stop into our Glenview Volkswagen dealership to meet these great vehicles in person.