2019 Volkswagen Jetta, Grey Exterior

2020 Volkswagen Jetta*

2019 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition Auto

2020 Volkswagen Passat*

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen Jetta


2020 Volkswagen Passat


Starting MSRP

14.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

15.9 cubic feet
EPA-estimated 30/40 mpg city/highway

City/Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 23/34 mpg city/highway
147 hp


174 hp
184 lb-ft


206 lb-ft

Wondering how the exceptional sedans from VW stack up against one another? Many Las Cruces, NM drivers find themselves in the same position. Increasingly, drivers find that the Volkswagen Passat for sale and Volkswagen Jetta lease options in El Paso offer a unique blend of elegance, value, and great performance. But which one fits your driving needs around Albuquerque, NM? Compare the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat below with Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso to make the right choice for you and your family.

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat: Pricing, Trims, and Value

If you’re searching for a new Volkswagen Jetta lease or a deal on the 2020 Volkswagen Passat for sale you’ve had your eye on, then you’re likely already familiar with the incredible value these two sedans offer. It starts with the great warranty coverage, but that’s only the beginning. See below for the pricing options that make the VW Passat and Volkswagen Jetta for sale so enticing:

VW Jetta

  • Base Trim: Starts at $18,895
  • Top Trim (Jetta SEL Premium):Starts at $27,945

VW Passat

  • Base Trim: Starts at $22,995
  • Top Trim (Passat SEL): Starts at$31,095

Naturally, the compact Volkswagen Jetta for sale is a more affordable choice, especially if you select a Volkswagen Jetta lease option. What isn’t in the mere listing above is the fact that this year’s Volkswagen Passat for sale is more affordable than previous years! With a starting price that begins more than $2,000 dollars from the starting 2019 model MSRP, the new Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat comparison is more and more difficult.

Jetta vs. Passat: The Dimensions

Although the new VW Jetta and Passat fit five passengers comfortably, there is a significant difference in their interior dimensions. Which one fits you best?

  • Cargo Volume: For those who want more than just a handbag along for the ride, both the Jetta and Passat are great options. The Jetta offers 14.1 cubic feet, and the Passat provides 15.9 cubic feet.
  • Passenger Legroom: The VW Jetta puts up a nice showing for the compact class with 41.1 inches of 1st-row legroom and 37.4 inches in the rear. Of course, the midsize Passat offers an extra inch up front, and an inch-and-a-half for rear passengers.
  • Exterior Length: For tight city parking spots and serious traffic, you may prefer the 2020 Jetta, which measures 185.1 inches from end to end. On the other hand, the VW Passat measures 193.6 inches, which yields the larger legroom and cargo space.

Jetta vs. Passat: Performance

While both the VW Jetta and new Volkswagen Passat for sale create exhilarating driving performance and great fuel economy to save you at the Van Horn pump, the two sedans are markedly different:

VW Jetta Performance

  • Engine: 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • Standard Output: 147 hp and 184-lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy: 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway

VW Passat Performance

  • Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • Standard Output: 174 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy: 23 mpg city, 34 mpg highway

While the new Passat offers more standard power, its larger engine gives the new Volkswagen Jetta for sale the edge in terms of fuel economy. Each offers their unique advantages to your commutes and adventures–which one fits you? Get in touch with Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso to find yours!

Discover the Sedan for You with Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso!

For whichever impeccable choice you prefer, there’s a new Volkswagen waiting for you in El Paso. Explore more of our Volkswagen model comparisons, then check out our rotating specials to find the Volkswagen Jetta lease that fits you. The Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso team is standing by–start your application today! You can also see how the Jetta compares to the Toyota Corolla.

*2019 model images used.

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