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2021 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2021 Volkswagen Passat Review

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2021 Volkswagen
Jetta

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2021 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$18,995 to $28,045
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$23,995 to $29,995
Invoice* $18,235 to $26,924 $23,011 to $28,765
MPG - City 29 - 30 24
MPG - Hwy 39 - 41 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Volkswagen Jetta, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta, drivers may find the Volkswagen Passat a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Jetta, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Volkswagen Jetta will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Passat. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Jetta is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Passat, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Volkswagen Jetta is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Passat, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Volkswagen Jetta doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Passat.

Handling
The Volkswagen Jetta has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Passat, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Volkswagen Jetta has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Passat, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Passat. The Volkswagen Jetta has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Passat, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Jetta comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Passat.