2019 Volkswagen Jetta Vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Deciding which to go for between the 2019 compact Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 midsize Volkswagen Passat might not be as easy as you think. This two is clearly the most loved Volkswagen models, and theirs is no asking about the top-notch tech features and tech-savvy amenities, modern styling, and spirited performance suitable for a wide variety of drivers offered by both sedans. Since the unveiling of these two sedans, VW fans can’t stop comparing these two head-turning sedans.

The Passat promises a whole lot of standard features, but the Jetta was completely redesigned for 2019.both the VW Jetta, and the Passat sedans are designed to showcase class and opulence. The 2019 Jetta- compact sedan is never short on style, with a roomy interior, comfortable, well designed, giving you a good value for your money. However, the Jetta lacks a user interface. The Passat promises a serene ride, with its spacious seats, and a large trunk. How it gets ahead with the close competition is what’s left to find out.

Considering your options for compact or midsize sedans, the fore question on your mind should be the one that is more of your style. Well, we have duly placed these close VW sedans that had set auto enthusiasts’ tongue-wagging against each other to find out which is the better sedan.



Both the Jetta and Passat earned a high rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in several crash tests. However, the Jetta’s headlights received the second-lowest rating of Marginal for outward visibility; while the Passat also received the worst mark of Poor (for how they created glare and were inadequate through curves, despite still scoring better on some tests than the standard) on the road. It also earned the second-lowest rating of Marginal in the passenger-side small overlap front test.

Albeit, both the 2019 VW Jetta and Passat provides top-notch safety tech features. Such standard features include, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist (that can mildly push the car to safety if the driver attempts to merge into an occupied lane), and automatic emergency braking. Aside from these, the Jetta offers other driver assistance features like include automatic high beams and lane departure warning system. The Passat driver assistance technologies (aside from the common ones with the Jetta) include the front and rear parking sensor.


Performance And Fuel Economy

The 2019 VW Jetta offers a clean turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 147-horsepower. The Jetta’s engine is adequate on nearly all rounds and moves this small sedan without any trouble. With the Jetta, you can choose from either the 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic.

The VW Jetta gets 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, an excellent fuel economy I must admit for a nonhybrid car.

The Passat offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque; a single powertrain. Also, it has only a six-speed automatic transmission. This model comes without the V6 engine offered in previous models. The VW Passat gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. It is, therefore, no news to state that the Jetta is the more efficient option as it earns more in EPA estimates than the Passat. So, if you’re got your eyes out for fuel-efficiency, the Jetta is the deal. The VW Passat, no doubt, provides a much greater performance compared to the Jetta.


Cargo Space

The cargo volume of both the 2019 VW Jetta and the Passat is fairly spacious. Where the Jetta provides just over 14 cubic feet of cargo space, which is enough room for about ten sets of carry-on luggage (not near bad for its class). The Passat offers a 15.9-cubic-foot trunk which places it ahead of most close rivals such as the Nissan Altima but just behind other VW models. With the Passat, the long-legged should be comfortable with 42.4 inches of front legroom, and 39.1 inches in the rear. 15.9 cubic feet of trunk space edges out some close rivals. The rear seats of both the Jetta and the Passat can fold down with easily accessible pull tabs if there is any need to carry larger items.


Interior Quality

The Jetta and the Passat both offer a stylish cabin, with features of some soft-touch materials. However, the use of hard plastics prevents this Volkswagen Deals from feeling as nice as its close competitors and detracts from the overall feel. The Passat provides the most attractive cabin of both.

The Jetta offers supportive seats even on long drives, with the capacity of five passengers and ample space in both rows. The Passat likewise offers plenty of space, much more than the Jetta. The front seats of the Passat are comfortable and supportive, and two tall adults can sit in the back without feeling cramped. That’s how spacious it can be! Also, this VW sedan has a five-passenger capacity, with heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel but lacks in seating upgrades.



With the main point of consideration of the cost of any vehicle been the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The 2019 VW Jetta cost slightly above $18,745 (the MSRP price) whereas, the Passat is valued from $25,295 as starting MSRP. The 2019 VW Jetta is available in five different trims, with the highest being the SEL Premium with a starting MSRP at $27,695. The two trims available in the VW Passat ends with the SE R-Line with a starting MSRP value of $29,995. The destination charge (charge of transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it’s built) of the Jetta and the Passat is quite the same.


Bottom Line

All in all, the 2019 VW Jetta promises to be the ultimate choice, a smart pick for drivers wanting good fuel economy, while the 2019 VW Passat provides more in both cargo and passenger area, and more power.

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