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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

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2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Both the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Volkswagen Passat are superior options to consider, and if you’re comparing VW sedans, you’re already well on your way to finding a sharp and satisfying model. Although each has a lot to offer drivers near Vienna, only one will be just right for your daily drives. Compare the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat with Stohlman Volkswagen to make the choice that’s right for you.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Volkswagen Passat


Starting MSRP

147 hp


174 hp
184 lb-ft


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

City/Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway
14.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

15.9 cubic feet

VW Jetta vs. Passat: Pricing

Whether you decide to lease or finance, you’ll have no trouble getting a great deal on the VW sedan of your choosing. The Passat is somewhat more expensive than the compact Jetta, and the latter also offers a greater variety of trims to choose from in 2019:

  • Volkswagen Jetta
    • Jetta S – $18,745 MSRP*
    • Jetta SE – $22,395 MSRP*
    • Jetta R-Line – $23,245 MSRP*
    • Jetta SEL – $24,695 MSRP*
    • Jetta SEL Premium – $27,695 MSRP*
  • Volkswagen Passat
    • Passat Wolfsburg – $25,295 MSRP*
    • Passat SE R-Line – $29,995 MSRP*

VW Jetta vs. Passat: Interior Dimensions

Both the VW Jetta and the VW Passat are designed to provide plenty of room for up to five passengers. However, if you often travel long distances with rear-seated passengers or just want as much trunk space as you can get, you might prefer the larger Passat:

  • Trunk Space
      • VW Jetta – 14.1 cubic feet
      • VW Passat – 15.9 cubic feet
  • Leg Room
      • VW Jetta (Front/Rear) – 41.1 inches / 37.4 inches
      • VW Passat (Front/Rear – 42.4 inches / 39.1 inches
  • Total Passenger Volume
    • VW Jetta – 94.7 cubic feet
    • VW Passat – 102 cubic feet

VW Jetta vs. Passat: Engine Options and Performance

Both the Jetta and the Passat come equipped with a well-balanced turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s ideal for cruising the roads near Alexandria. However, the model in the Passat is a little bit bigger than the engine you’ll find in the Jetta.

Predictably, the Jetta does better on fuel economy, while the Passat holds the advantage in horsepower:

  • Volkswagen Jetta1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
    • 147 hp
    • 184 lb-ft of torque
    • EPA-estimated 30 mpg city
    • EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway rating
  • Volkswagen Passat 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
    • 174 hp
    • 184 lb-ft of torque
    • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city
    • EPA-estimated 36 mpg highway rating

Test Drive One or Both VW Sedans with Us!

When you pay a visit to Stohlman Volkswagen, you’ll have the opportunity to compare the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat in person. Don’t wait to start exploring your options. Find a new Volkswagen Jetta for sale or a new Volkswagen Passat for sale today!

Not sure if financing is right for you? Check out our rotating Tysons Corner VW lease deals to get a great deal on a Volkswagen Jetta lease near Washington D.C.


*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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