When you’re looking for a car that has the reliability and reputation of a Volkswagen, you may think your job is done. Not quite. There are a few different options for drivers, and to the untrained eye these two sedans might appear nearly identical. While they both offer a lot, they’re certainly not the same. Check out the comparison between the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Volkswagen Passat and see which one is better for you!
The major difference between these two is that the Passat is a midsize sedan while the Jetta is a compact sedan. What this amounts to is a bigger engine with more power in the Passat, but that also means it will cost a little more. However, the bigger price might be worth it if you need more space and a little more power. Take a look at some additional specs and features in the table below.
2018 Volkswagen Jetta
2018 Volkswagen Passat
|Compact Sedan||Vehicle Segment||Midsize Sedan|
|1.4L 4-cylinder||Base Engine||2.0L 4-cylinder|
|40 mpg||Highway Fuel Efficiency||36 mpg|
With the bigger price tag in the Passat comes a few more features, as you might expect. However, the other obvious difference between these two is cargo space. As we mentioned above, the Passat is a midsize sedan while the Jetta is a compact sedan. both cars have a five-passenger seating capacity, but the Passat gives passengers a bit more space with 102 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to 94.1 cubic feet in the Jetta. Basically, if you know you’re going to be carrying five passengers most of the time, the Passat might be a better choice for those riding in the back. However, 94.1 cubic feet is plenty of space if you are carrying only four people most of the time (five people can still fit comfortably in the Jetta; they just won’t have quite as much space).
Engine specs are another big difference, as the Passat comes standard with 174 horsepower out of its 2.0L engine while still getting 36 hwy mpg. The Jetta, meanwhile, might be a better choice if you want even better fuel efficiency, as it gets 40 hwy mpg out of the 1.4L engine and 150 horsepower. Both vehicles offer multiple engine options, so you can get your preference while still getting the kind of performance you want.
Interested in owning the 2018 Jetta or 2018 Passat? Get in touch with the team here at Hall Cars and find your perfect match today!