2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen Passat is a vehicle with space and comfort, and the Volkswagen Jetta offers more fuel efficiency and a lower starting price. Depending on the type of vehicle you need, and the high-tech features you want to improve your driving experience, either of these sedans might be your perfect fit. Check out the comparison of engine specs and interior features in this comparison of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.

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2017 Passat vs 2017 Jetta
Midsize Sedan Designation Compact Sedan
From $22,440 MSRP From $17,895
1.8-liter turbocharged Inline 4 Engine 1.4-liter turbocharged Inline 4
170/184 Horsepower/Torque 150/184

2017 Passat vs 2017 Jetta Safety Rating

Whether you're looking for style or functionality, the 2017 Passat or the 2017 Jetta have you covered. However, there are a few differences in power and efficiency that might impact your daily drive. The 2017 Passat has a standard 1.8-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that achieves up to 34 miles per gallon on the highway. However, the smaller 2017 Jetta still manages to achieve up to 40 miles per gallon without giving up horsepower. The Jetta's small-but-responsive engine still manages to offer a fun-to-drive attitude without giving up the fuel economy.  

Both the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta have a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, meaning that they met the safety standards in crash tests. There are many standard safety technology features for both sedans which include a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring system, intelligent crash response system, and automatic post-collision braking system. 

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Black Interior
2017 Volkswagen Passat First Row Seating Space
2017 Volkswagen Passat Rear Passenger Space
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Rear Cargo Space

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