2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

When you are in the market for a new car, you might be curious about the differences between a compact and a midsize sedan. Is the extra space worth the boosted price? Are there benefits to the smaller cabin? We're here to take a close look at the differences between the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, and to give you a better idea of why both vehicles make a great option for your daily commute and driving needs.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat VS 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
1.8-Liter I-4 Standard Engine 1.4-Liter I-4
170/184 Horsepower/Torque 150/184
23/34 MPG City/Hwy Fuel Economy Rating 28/40 MPG City/Hwy
$22,440 Starting MSRP $17,895

2017 Passat vs 2017 Jetta Cargo Space

Under the hood of the Passat and the Jetta, you'll find a standard four-cylinder engine. However, the Passat's larger engine offers more horsepower and torque to match its larger overall size. The Passat also has an available six-cylinder engine with over 250 horsepower for a more fun-to-drive feel. A benefit to the smaller engine under the hood of the Jetta is a boost in fuel economy both in the city and on the highway. The Jetta gets more miles for every gallon, and comes at a more affordable starting MSRP.  

When it comes to interior features, there are plenty of great things that come standard on both the Passat and the Jetta. Both sedans come with a six-speaker audio system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, Bluetooth compatibility and cloth-covered seating for up to five passengers. Standard high-tech safety for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat might be worth the higher price, as even at the base trim you can take advantage of Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking. 

2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Exterior Color Options
2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta LED Headlights
2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Leather Seating Trim
2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Rear Seating SPace

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