2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

Blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, VS icon, and red 2019 Toyota Corolla

Are you shopping around for compact sedan, but are not sure which model to buy? The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is an outstanding choice, with its bold styling, pleasing driving characteristics, state-of-the-art technologies, generous warranty coverage, and a plethora of premium features. One of the Jetta’s compact sedan competitors is the Toyota Corolla. See how they measure up in this 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Toyota Corolla comparison.

On the performance front, the 2019 Jetta easily outmuscles the 2019 Corolla. With its turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder TSI engine, it doles out 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine in the 2019 Corolla only manages 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. Both sedans get an estimated highway fuel economy of up to 40 mpg.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2019 Toyota Corolla
147-hp/184 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 132-hp/128 lb-ft
Yes Intelligent Crash Response System No
6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles Basic Warranty; 5-years/60,000-miles Powertrain Warranty
14.1 cu-ft Trunk Volume 13 cu-ft

Advantages of the 2019 VW Jetta over the 2019 Toyota Corolla

The 2019 Jetta comes equipped with many advanced electronic safety features, including the Intelligent Crash Response System, which shuts off the fuel pump and unlocks the doors if you get into an accident. A similar feature is not offered for the 2019 Corolla. The new Jetta also offers many available safety-enhancing driving assistance technologies, including Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking, and the Lane Keeping System.

The 2019 Jetta has the advantage for warranty coverage. It’s backed by a very generous 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty. The 2019 Corolla has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

Another advantage of the 2019 Jetta is its spacious trunk, with a cargo capacity of 14.1 cu-ft, compared to 13 cu-ft for the 2019 Corolla.

Do you live in Santa Monica or elsewhere in the Los Angeles-area? Check out the 2019 VW Jetta at Volkswagen of Santa Monica!


Rear view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta parked next to a white building
Black seats in 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Steering wheel, touchscreen, and climate control system in 2019 Volkswagen Jetta