Key differences between the 2018 Jetta and Passat

By Product Expert | Posted in New Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat on Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 1:00 pm
2018 VW Jetta vs. Passat

2018 VW Jetta vs. Passat comparison

If you’re looking for a sleek, sophisticated sedan then you might have your eye on the 2018 Volkswagen Passat or the Jetta. The two models boast comfortable cabins, athletic handling and the latest high-tech features. While the two share some similarities, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat are two different vehicles. To start, the two are very different in terms of size: 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is a compact sedan and the 2018 Volkswagen Passat is a midsize sedan. The two also have different engine options and high-tech features. 

How is the Volkswagen Jetta different than the Passat?

Choosing between the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and Jetta comes down to what you are looking for in a sedan. Both the Jetta and Passat have room for 5 people, but the Passat has 7.9 cu.ft. more passenger volume. While the Passat has slightly more cargo space in the trunk, both it and the Jetta have 60/40-split rear seats that make it easy to transport long boxes and cargo.

2018 VW Jetta in the city

2018 VW Passat's rear fascia

In terms of engine power, the 2018 Jetta and Passat have a variety of engine options, including turbocharged choices for the Jetta and an optional V6 for the Passat. Aside from the different engine options, the Passat and Jetta also have unique features. For example, unlike the Passat, the Jetta is available with a new Wolfsburg Edition trim. Similarly, the 2018 Passat gets a special trim of its own in the form of the R-Line and sporty GT. Whether you’re looking for a performance-focused trim or one with all the luxurious features, both the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat deliver.

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That brings us to an important question. Which 2018 Volkswagen sedan is right for you? Our team is here to help you compare these two models more in-depth and can answer any questions you might have. Whether you’re looking for a new, used or certified pre-owned model, our team is here to help. Contact us today!

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