2019 VW Jetta Red

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 VW Passat Blue

2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Volkswagen Passat

Starting MSRP

147 hp


174 hp
184 lb-ft


184 lb-ft
EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway


EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway
14.1 cubic feet

Trunk Volume

15.9 cubic feet

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen sedans have always been popular with drivers near Madison and Caseyville. Today, it’s easy to see where they stand out against rivals, but choosing between the available Volkswagen sedans might be a little more difficult. Compare the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat with Auffenberg Volkswagen, and your decision will be a whole lot easier.

Pricing: Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat

As you may or may not already know, the VW Jetta and the VW Passat belong to different segments. Naturally, then, they’re going to start at different price points:

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Price
    • $18,745 MSRP* for the base Jetta S
    • $27,695 MSRP* for the high-end SEL Premium
  • 2019 Volkswagen Passat Price
    • $25,295 MSRP* for the base Passat Wolfsburg
    • $29,995 MSRP* for the top-level SE R-Line with Navigation

No matter which VW sedan you settle on, it’s easy to finance your purchase with Auffenberg Volkswagen. Not interested in the risks and rewards of total ownership? Our Volkswagen Passat and Volkswagen Jetta lease deals make it easy to lower your monthly payment.

Cargo Capacity: Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat

The Jetta is a compact sedan, while the Passat qualifies as a mid-size sedan. Here’s how their basic dimensions compare:

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Interior
    • 94.7 cubic feet of passenger space
    • 14.1 cubic feet of cargo volume
  • 2019 Volkswagen Passat Interior
    • 102 cubic feet of passenger space
    • 15.9 cubic feet of cargo volume

The Bottom Line: Although these sedans offer different amounts of passenger space, both Volkswagen sedan models can seat five passengers in perfect comfort. The biggest difference between the two models just might be in the trunk.

Performance: Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat

For 2019, both the VW Jetta and the VW Passat offer just one engine each. Neither is going to disappoint:

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Engine: A 1.4-Liter turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder
    • 147 hp
    • 184 lb-ft of torque 
    • EPA-estimated 30 mpg city
    • EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway
  • 2019 Volkswagen Passat Engine – A 2.0-Liter turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder 
    • 174 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
    • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city
    • EPA-estimated 36 mpg highway

The Bottom Line: The Passat engine offers a little more excitement for your East St. Louis and Collinsville drives, but if fuel economy is your main concern, you’ll most likely prefer the Jetta.

Find Your VW Sedan at Auffenberg Volkswagen!

Now that you’ve had the chance to pit the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat, we imagine that you’ll be eager to get behind the wheel. Find a Volkswagen Passat for sale or a Volkswagen Jetta for sale at our local O'Fallon dealership today!

However, before you make a final decision, you may want to take a look at the new VW Arteon, the brand’s new flagship sedan.

*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.

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