The VW Jetta vs. the Passat: Which Will You Choose in 2019?

February 8th, 2018 by

You know what you’re getting with a Volkswagen sedan: efficiency, safety, and sportiness all in one sleek package. But like every driver, each VW car has its own unique character. So how do you pick the one that fits yours?

At Street Volkswagen, we can help. We’re taking a category by category dive into what separates two of Volkswagen’s most popular new models: the 2019 Jetta and the 2019 Passat. So buckle up and keep reading. It’s going to be a fun ride.

What’s the Difference Between the Volkswagen Jetta & Passat?


Volkswagen has always catered to every driver, and the 2019 Jetta and Passat models are no different. Both offer a high-efficiency choice. When you elect to take home the 1.4T trim of the Jetta, you’ll enjoy an estimated 40 mpg of fuel economy on the highway. When you opt for the Passat’s 2.0L TSI® engine option, you’ll achieve an estimated 36 mpg.

But it’s not just about the miles you’ll get — it’s about what you’ll do with them, too.

Both the Jetta and Passat deliver thrilling drive dynamics, thanks to a selection of punchy engines. The of the Jetta earns up to 147 horsepower. And when you pick the new Passat, you’ll crank out up to 174 horsepower. Throw in a 6-speed performance transmission, available on both models, and you have one of the most exhilarating sedan experiences there is.

Comfort & Convenience

The biggest difference between the 2019 Jetta and Passat is a matter of segment. As a midsize sedan, the Passat packs superior rear-seat legroom and a deeper trunk with more storage space. But the compact Jetta is no slouch compared to its larger counterpart. Like the Passat, the Jetta comes with available features like V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces and a power sunroof.

Safety & Technology

The Jetta and Passat host nearly identical entertainment and safety systems. Each pair an available Fender® Premium Audio System with an optional three-month trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. Both models also supply an array of active safety amenities — from a standard rear-view camera to available Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert.

And did we mention that both the Jetta and Passat come with Volkswagen’s six-year, 72,000-mile transferable warranty?

View Our Volkswagen Inventory in Amarillo, TX

Ready to start a new car experience? We offer both the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat for sale in Amarillo, Texas. Contact us today or stop by and shop the inventory at our VW car dealership. We’re ready to send you off in your new sedan.