Volkswagen Jetta vs Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen Jetta


2020 Volkswagen Passat
1.4L turbo

Base Engine

2.0L turbo
147 hp


174 hp


30 city/40 hwy

Estimated Fuel Economy

23 city/34 hwy

Starting MSRP

6-speed manual transmission


6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat

Ready to upgrade your daily Madison commute? These Volkswagen sedans are not only popular, but reliable on those Madison streets. Compare the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat with Auffenberg Volkswagen in O'Fallon. Then check out the Volkswagen passat for sale or Volkswagen Jetta for sale.

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat: Prices

Compare the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat MSRP to begin your sedan research. Price is often a top concern for many East St. Louis drivers. While both models are budget-friendly, the Jetta has a lower base price. If you consider a Volkswagen Jetta lease option or you prefer to finance the Volkswagen Passat for sale, compare these prices:

  • 2020 Jetta S Price — $18,895 MSRP
  • 2020 Passat S Price — $22,995 MSRP

If you’re a first time car buyer, you may want to consider our CPO or used inventory, along with our car buying tips!

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat

As you compare the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat, you’ll notice the difference in engines and prices. Out of the VW sedans, the Passat offers the stronger engine, a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder which generates 206 lb-ft of torque and 174 hp. The Jetta is powered by a 1.4L turbocharged inline-four that generates 147 hp. Compare the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat performance specs below:

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Engine

  • EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway MPG

2020 Volkswagen Passat Engine

  • EPA-estimated 23 city/34 highway MPG

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat: Interior

If you’re considering the Volkswagen Jetta for sale or the latest Passat, you’ll be able to get a taste of the newest and latest tech and safety features out on the market. Compare the interior features you’ll find a Volkswagen Passat for sale and a Volkswagen Jetta for sale: 

2020 Jetta:

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Rearview camera
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Two USB ports
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

2020 Passat

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • 6.3-inch touchscreen
  • Rearview camera
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Rear cross traffic alert

Explore Your Finance Options at Auffenberg Volkswagen

Now that you’ve compared the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat, which one will you choose? Contact us at Auffenberg Volkswagen once you’re ready to move forward in the car-buying process! You can also see how the Jetta stacks up against competitors like the Hyundai Elantra.

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