2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Volkswagen Passat


2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Volkswagen Passat


Starting MSRP


147 hp


174 hp

184 lb-ft


184 lb-ft

EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway

14.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

15.9 cubic feet

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Drivers in the Beverly Hills and West Hollywood areas have great things to say about the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Volkswagen Passat, but only one will be the perfect fit for your daily drives! We showed you why a driver might want to choose one or the other vehicle in 2018, but what differentiates these popular sedans in the new model year? Compare the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat with Volkswagen Santa Monica to find out.


The Right Price: Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat

  • Volkswagen Jetta
    • Drivers who opt for the baseline Jetta S will pay around $18,745 MSRP*
    • The high-end SEL Premium trim starts at $27,695 MSRP*
  • Volkswagen Passat
    • The Passat Wolfsburg trim, the entry-level model, starts at $25,295* MSRP
    • Upgrade to the top-level SE R-Line with Navigation, and you’ll pay around $29,995* MSRP.

Drivers in the Santa Monica region may also want to consider the alternative configurations available for each model. In 2019, only the Jetta is available as a hybrid, and only the Passat can be had in a spacious wagon design.


VW Jetta vs. VW Passat: Dimensions and Capacities


Since both the Passat and the Jetta are four-door sedans, each can seat five passengers in perfect comfort. That said, there are some significant differences in their interior dimensions, especially when it comes to cargo space:

  • Volkswagen Jetta
    • Total Passenger Volume - 94.7 cubic feet
    • Leg Room (Front/Rear) - 41.1 inches / 37.4 inches
    • Trunk Volume - 14.1 cubic feet
  • Volkswagen Passat
    • Total Passenger Volume - 102 cubic feet
    • Leg Room (Front/Rear) - 42.4 inches / 39.1 inches
    • Trunk Volume - 15.9 cubic feet

Take a closer look at the VW Jetta interior or take a look at some VW Passat accessories before you get behind the wheel.

2019 Volkswagen Interior Side View

VW Jetta vs. VW Passat: Performance Features & Specs


Comparing the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat, you’ll notice that both models are offered with just one engine. Although both of these Inline 4-cylinder engine blocks are smartly designed, they differ in size and capability:

  • Volkswagen Jetta
    • 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
    • 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
    • EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway rating
  • Volkswagen Passat
    • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
    • 174 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
    • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway rating
2019 Volkswagen Passat Driving on Road

Which Volkswagen Sedan is Right for You?

When trying to decide between the 2019 VW Passat and the 2019 VW Jetta, most drivers will make the following considerations:

  • If your main concern is efficiency, and you want a small car that’s easy to maneuver on the streets of Brentwood, you’ll almost certainly prefer the Jetta.
  • If you regularly travel with family or a full carload, or you need a car that’s more comfortable on long-distance trips, you’ll likely feel more at home behind the wheel of the Passat.

Test Drive and Compare Both Models at Volkswagen Santa Monica!

Still can’t make up your mind? Contact us today to set up a test drive in both models! Once you’ve compared the Volkswagen Passat vs. Jetta first hand, you shouldn’t have any trouble deciding.

If you’ve already made your decision, check out our new Jetta inventory or our new Passat inventory today!



*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.