2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat
2019 Volkswagen Jetta 2019 Volkswagen Passat


1.4L I4 2.0L I4


147 174

  MPG (City/Highway)

30/40 * 25/36 *


6-speed manual 6-speed automatic

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Serving Troy, MI

For decades, drivers have overwhelmingly trusted Volkswagen when making a new car purchase. The Volkswagen lineup has evolved dramatically over the years, but our line continues to offer exceptional models that are well-suited for many drivers’ needs. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a small family car that has just entered its seventh generation, and it brings incredible updates and new features to the table. Another popular option in the Volkswagen lineup today is the 2019 Passat. The Passat is a large family car that has been impressively updated over the years since it was originally offered in 1972. While these two cars bring exceptional benefits to the table, a closer look at their differences may help you to decide which model is well-suited for your transportation needs.


The 2019 Volkswagen Passat and the new Jetta are well-appointed under the hood and are both capable of impressing you with turbocharged performance. As a larger vehicle, it is not surprising to learn that the Passat has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine for the Jetta gives it substantial power and delivers a comparable driving experience. If you take home the Passat, your car may also have sport mode with the 6-speed auto transmission and paddle shifters. The Jetta includes equipment like drive mode select and an available cross differential system.


The appearance of the Jetta versus the Passat also differ. The smaller Jetta has slight contouring along with the hood with sculpted side panels. The bar grille extends to the C-shaped LED headlights. A body-colored bumper provides triangular accents that may house the optional fog lamps. As a larger vehicle, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat has a longer hood and truck. The hood, LED headlights and grille have similar designs as you may appreciate in the Jetta. However, the front bumper of the Passat is defined by a gorgeous air intake vent. The side paneling has crisp characterization as well as lower-body trim along with the side panels.


The 2019 Jetta and the 2019 Passat are available in several distinctive trims each. While each option brings its unique set of standard and optional equipment, you can find numerous similarities across these two models. Common features found throughout both vehicles include a push-button starter, a digital cockpit, a color infotainment system screen, powered and heated side mirrors, smartphone integration apps, navigation capabilities, mounted steering wheel controls, standard or upgraded audio, SiriusXM satellite radio, numerous assistive safety features, Bluetooth tech and more.

While you can learn about the unique qualities and attributes of the Passat and the Jetta for 2019 by reading about them, you will be able to get a well-rounded view of what both models bring to the table by checking them out in person. At our Volkswagen dealership in Troy, we are excited to assist with your comparison of these models and can get you behind their wheels for a test drive review. To request further information about availability in our inventory and to set up a test drive, contact our Volkswagen dealership today.

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