2020 jetta vs 2020 passat

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat

If you’re ready to upgrade your daily drives with a new Volkswagen, we are here to guide you into the driver’s seat of the model that serves you best. In the following guide, we’ll compare the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat so you can decide whether a Volkswagen Passat for sale or a Volkswagen Jetta for sale is better for your Sterling commutes and weekend cruises through Tysons Corner. Read on below and contact us when you’re read to test drive either model!

2020 Volkswagen Passat


2020 Volkswagen Jetta

Starting MSRP

34 mpg

Highway MPG

40 mpg

EPA Class


Seating Capacity

2.0L, inline four cylinder

Base Engine

1.4L, inline four cylinder
174 hp

Base Horsepower

147 hp

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat: Size

One illuminating difference between the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat is overall size. While the Jetta is categorized by the EPA as a compact car, the Passat is technically a sedan. If you need more space for five passengers and cargo, the Passat may cater better to your needs. If you’re looking to squeeze into Springfield parking spots and navigate Alexandria with agility, consider a Volkswagen Jetta lease. Here are how the relevant interior and exterior dimensions and capacities compare in a Volkswagen Jetta for sale and a Volkswagen Passat for sale.

Volkswagen Jetta Sizing

  • Exterior Length – 185.1 inches
  • Exterior Width – 70.8 inches
  • Passenger Volume – 94.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume – 14.1 cubic feet
  • Rear Legroom – 37.4 inches

Volkswagen Passat Sizing

  • Exterior Length – 193.6 inches
  • Exterior Width – 72.2 inches
  • Passenger Volume – 102.0 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume – 15.9 cubic feet
  • Rear Legroom – 39.1 inches

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat Performance

Next, we’ll have a look at the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat base model engines. With a Volkswagen Jetta lease, you’ll get better fuel economy but a bit less power. Here’s what to expect under the hood of a Passat vs. Volkswagen Jetta for sale:

Volkswagen Jetta 1.4L, inline four-cylinder

  • 147 hp
  • 184 lb-ft of torque
  • FWD
  • EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway/34 combined MPG

Volkswagen Passat 2.0L inline four-cylinder

  • 174 hp
  • 206 lb-ft of torque
  • FWD
  • EPA-estimated 23 city/34 highway/27 combined MPG

Learn More About the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat at Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles

Still not sure whether a Volkswagen Passat for sale or a Volkswagen Jetta lease is right for you? There’s no substitute for the feel of a test drive. Contact us today to schedule your test drive and compare these models in person, right behind the wheel.

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