2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

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2018 Toyota Corolla

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If you’re in search of an efficient, affordable, and well-equipped small sedan near Culver City, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and 2018 Toyota Corolla are both solid choices with similar prices and up to 40 mpg highway. There are some differences to take into consideration, though, so check out this guide from your trusted Santa Monica auto group for a comparison of these two models in terms of:

  • Affordability

  • Performance

  • Efficiency

  • Passenger space

  • Cargo space


The VW Jetta and Toyota Corolla both give you a generous array of features, all at an affordable price:

  • 2018 Volkswagen Jetta S 1.4L TSI® - Starting MSRP of $18,645*

  • 2018 Toyota Corolla - Starting MSRP of $18,600

Performance and Fuel Economy

The VW Jetta delivers more max power, but the Toyota Corolla has the edge in terms of fuel economy.

2018 VW Jetta


2018 Toyota Corolla

Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder (210 hp, 207 lb-ft of torque)

Peak Performance

1.8L 4-cylinder (140 hp, 126 lb-ft of torque)

40 mpg highway**, 28 mpg city**

Peak Fuel Economy

40 mpg highway, 30 mpg city

Passenger and Cargo Space

Both of these vehicles are offered with advanced infotainment technology and safety features, but they have slightly different dimensions tailored to different priorities:

2018 VW Jetta


2018 Toyota Corolla


Seating Capacity


109.8 cubic feet

Total Interior Volume

110.5 cubic feet

15.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space

13.0 cubic feet

Is the VW Jetta or Toyota Corolla the Right Pick for You?

The 2018 VW Jetta will likely appeal to those looking for a bit more power and European styling, while the 2018 Toyota Corolla will draw in drivers in Beverly Hills who champion efficiency and affordability. The 2018 VW Jetta is available now at Volkswagen Santa Monica. And if you want to check out the 2018 Toyota Corolla, make it over to Toyota Santa Monica. Both dealerships are open seven days a week and can be found on Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA.

*Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

**EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.