2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2018 Volkswagen Passat
Shopping for a new 2018 VW Jetta or 2018 VW Passat can be difficult – with so many features like VW Car-Net, intelligent crash response, and well-appointed interiors, it comes down to determining the differences between these two sedans. To make it easier, the team at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside have broken down some of the key differences so you can find the right ride for your Chicago life.
Is the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta Right for Me?
The base 2018 Volkswagen Jetta S 1.4L Turbo has a starting price of $18,545 MSRP and earns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, making it a smart choice for the value-minded driver. Not simply an entry-level car, the Jetta offers drivers access to an all-new refined interior design, an optional panoramic sunroof, and available heated front seats.
With five trim levels to choose from, including the head-turning R-Line, it’s easy for a LaGrange driver to find a Jetta that fits their tastes. It may compete with small cars, but the Jetta offers as much as 94.1 cubic feet of passenger space – plenty of room to stretch out.
Is the 2018 Volkswagen Passat the Right Choice?
Drivers seeking a family car – especially for a growing family – might prefer the mid-size Passat over the Jetta. The base 2018 VW Passat S 2.0L Turbo is priced starting at $22,995 (MSRP), but it delivers a wide array of interior and exterior features to make up for that price difference, including:
- Available hands-free easy-open trunk
- Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control
- 102 cubic feet of passenger volume
The VW Passat also has more power thanks to its two engine options: a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder with 174 hp and a 3.6L V6 with 280 hp.
Compare the 2018 VW Jetta to the 2018 VW Passat in Person
Schedule a test drive of the one or both of these cars and decide for yourself who wins: 2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2018 Volkswagen Passat.