2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Volkswagen Passat

Split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Volkswagen Passat

While Volkswagen may be taking 2018 to concentrate on pushing SUV models, that doesn't mean that there's not plenty of value to be found in two of its most popular sedans, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Volkswagen Passat. Both these models have plenty to offer in terms of space, features, and convenience. If you like the classic look of a VW car, take a look at either of these vehicles!

The Jetta and Passat offer classic styling inside and out that can stand the test of time. However, because they are similar in looks and design, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you based on looks alone. Take a look at our comparison below and see which model better fits your lifestyle!

2018 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Volkswagen Passat

$18,645 Starting MSRP $22,995
Compact Sedan Vehicle Segment Midsize Sedan
1.4-liter four-cylinder  Base Engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder
40 MPG Highway Fuel Economy 36 MPG

VW Sedan Passenger and Cargo Space Specs

Car shoppers will likely find many similarities between the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Volkswagen Passat. However, aside from feature availability (the Passat has more!), what sets these Volkswagen sedans apart most is the interior space. Both vehicles seat up to 5 passengers, but the Volkswagen Passat has 102 cubic feet of passenger volume while the Jetta has 94.1 cubic feet of space. In terms of cargo space, the Jetta comes with 15.7 cubic feet of space and the Jetta comes with 15.9 cubic feet of space. 

The engine power of these models is different due to their size as well. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta has a 1.4-liter engine that delivers 150 horsepower and the Passat has a 2.0-liter engine that delivers 174 horsepower. However, if fuel economy is more important to you than power, you'll be pleased to know the new Jetta gets 28 miles per gallon of gas in the city and 40 miles per gallon of gas on the highway. 

In order to really compare these models, we suggest doing it in person! Stop by New Century Volkswagen and take each one for a test drive today!