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2019 Volkswagen Jetta, Silver Exterior

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition Auto

2020 Volkswagen Passat*

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2020 Volkswagen Passat


Starting MSRP

1.4L Turbo


2.0L Turbo
147 hp


174 hp
40 hwy / 30 city mpg

EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage

34 hwy / 23 city mpg
6-speed manual


6-speed automatic
94.7 cubic feet

Passenger Room

102 cubic feet

Are you in the market for a Volkswagen sedan? We can’t blame you. Who wouldn’t want to drive through El Paso while enjoying the quality engineering that goes into these cars? But which VW sedan is best for you? To help you make a decision, we’ve done a side by side comparison of two excellent choices, the Volkswagen Jetta vs. the Volkswagen Passat. Of course, you can find both the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta for sale and the 2020 Volkswagen Passat for sale at Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso. Or if you’re in the market for a Volkswagen Jetta lease instead, we can help you with that, too.

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat – Price

There’s a $4,000 difference between the base models, the 2019 Jetta S (popular with Las Cruces, NM drivers) and the 2020 Passat S, depending on which options you choose. You can find the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S for sale with a starting MSRP of $18,745. You can find the 2020 Volkswagen Passat S for a moderately higher starting MSRP of $22,995. What do you get for the extra price? A bigger car with a more powerful engine. So, if size and power are important for you, then the Passat may be your vehicle. For the more budget conscious, however, the Jetta has the clear advantage in this Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat comparison. Of course, if those prices don’t work for you, you can talk to us about our Volkswagen Jetta lease options.

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat – Gas Mileage and Power

The 2019 Jetta S has a smaller engine, a 1.4L turbo compared to the 2.0L turbo found in the 2020 Passat. So the Passat has more horsepower, at 174 hp, compared to 147 hp from the Jetta. Of course, some fuel efficiency decreases the more powerful you make an engine. However, the 2020 Passat S still delivers an impressive EPA-estimated 34 mpg on the highway. But the 2019 Jetta S delivers an amazing 40 mpg on the highway. So, the winner in this Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat contest depends on whether you value power or fuel efficiency.

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat – Passenger Space

Both the Jetta and Passat provide space for five passengers, but the Passat gives them more room. You’ll find the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta for sale with 94.7 cubic feet of passenger space, but you can find the 2020 Volkswagen Passat for sale with 102 cubic feet of passenger space. So, if you spend a lot of time hauling passengers around Albuquerque, NM, then the Passat is the vehicle for you.

Check Out These Volkswagen Sedans at Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso

Reading about these high-performance vehicles is one thing, but you really have to see them to decide which one is right for you. So drop by for a test drive. Whether you’re in the market to buy one of these VW sedans, or you’d rather look into a Volkswagen Passat or Jetta Lease, we make it easy to get behind the wheel of your next car. You can even apply for financing online. We’re just a short drive away from Van Horn, so drop by or contact us today!

*2019 Honda Civic image used.

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