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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Volkswagen Jetta*

2019 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen Passat*

2020 Volkswagen Jetta


2020 Volkswagen Passat

Starting MSRP

1.4L turbo

Base Engine

2.0L turbo

Seating Capacity



174 hp
30 city/40 hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

23 city/34 hwy

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat

Looking for a sedan you can rely on for your Chicago errands, commuting, and more? Equally popular in the VW lineup, both the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2020 Passat will deliver able performance and a well-equipped interior to enhance your driving experience. But which sedan has everything you need — and meets your budget? The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside team is here to help you compare the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat in terms of performance specs, interior features, and more — so you’re sure to drive home to LaGrange in just the right VW vehicle for you. 

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat: Price Range

First, we’ll compare the VW Jetta vs. Passat base MSRP. The base price is what you’ll pay if you opt for the base trim and no extras or upgrade packages; it’s important to find out whether the features you want most come standard or if they can only be accessed via a trim upgrade. If you’re looking for a Passat or Jetta lease deal instead, a lower base price will translate to lower monthly lease payments. Compare pricing below:

  • 2020 Jetta S Price — $18,895 MSRP
  • 2020 Passat S Price — $22,995 MSRP

However, you’ll find more price variation among certified and pre-owned models. Browse a wide range of used VW Jetta model years and prices in our inventory!

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat: Engines & MPG

When comparing the VW Jetta vs. Passat engines, the right choice will depend both on your budget and your priorities as a driver. The Passat offers the more powerful of two base engines, a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that gets 174 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque. The base Jetta engine is a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four that delivers 147 hp — less than the Passat, but more than enough to conquer your daily Naperville commute. Compare the VW Jetta vs. Passat engines and performance specs below:

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Engine

  • 147-hp 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder — EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway MPG

2020 Volkswagen Passat Engine

  • 174-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder — EPA-estimated 23 city/34 highway MPG

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat: Interior Features

You already know that the VW Jetta costs less out of the gate than the Passat — but which model offers a better selection of standard features? First off, both come with advanced conveniences like Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect, Bluetooth streaming technology, and a rearview camera system. Which features come standard on the Jetta but are only available as upgrades on the Passat, and vice versa? Compare VW Jetta vs. Passat standard features below:

VW Jetta Key Standard Features

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 6.5-inch touch screen
  • 4-speaker stereo
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Two USB ports
  • Rearview camera

VW Passat Key Standard Features

  • App-connect with Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link, and Android Auto
  • 6.3-inch touch screen
  • Satellite radio
  • Bluetooth
  • HD Radio
  • USB port
  • Rearview camera
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • BLind spot monitoring
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking

Find the 2020 Passat and Jetta at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside 

Whether you’re interested in the extra technology features you’ll enjoy standard on the Passat or a more accessible Jetta base model that covers all the essentials, you’ll find the model you prefer in the inventory at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside. Check out our pre-owned and new vehicle specials for Countryside drivers, and complete our online finance application to get started today!


*2019 model pictured.

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