2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

The German-bred Volkswagen brand lends itself to simple and upscale vehicles that offer performance-based driving. It's no surprise that over time Volkswagen has become one of the most sought after vehicle manufacturers around. The Volkswagen lineup offers consumers a blend of sedan, hatchback and SUV models to fit all lifestyles. Two of the most popular vehicles offered in the lineup are the Passat and Jetta. In this comparison of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta we discuss what makes each Volkswagen vehicle shine.

While both high quality vehicles, the 2017 Passat and 2017 Jetta appeal to different buyers. The compact 2017 Jetta fares well with budget-conscious shoppers looking to get their feet in the Volkswagen door. The lower fuel economy and small footprint are also selling points for consumers. The midsize 2017 Passat was built to haul families. As such, it offers more space and more power than the 2017 Jetta.

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2017 VW Passat vs 2018 VW Jetta
$22,440 Starting MSRP $17,895
23/43 Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 28/40
1.8-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 1.4-liter four-cylinder
170 Horsepower 150

2017 Passat and 2017 Jetta Built with Safety In Mind

Volkswagens are built well. Both the 2017 Passat and 2017 Jetta, as well as the rest of the Volkswagen brand lineup, have been thoughtfully crafted. One area that has seen great care during the manufacturing process is the safety factor of both vehicles. The standard and available safety features of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and 2017 Volkswagen Jetta are listed below.

For the 2017 model year the Jetta is filled with a host of safety features on all trim levels. Each trim level will come with traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, a suite of airbags, front head restraints, and a rearview camera. The SE trim will also offer blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The SEL models will add an additional forward collision warning system.

Standard safety features for the 2017 VW Passat include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, a suite of airbags, a rearview camera, and a forward collision warning system. Buyers also have the option to add on blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, and a lane departure warning system.

Anyone interested in the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and 2017 Volkswagen Jetta can contact a dealership representative at Baxter Volkswagen Westroads. An up-to-date listing of current Passat and Jetta inventory can also be found on the Baxter Volkswagen Westroads website.

2017 VW Passat shown in white
2017 VW Passat front fascia
2017 VW Passat dashboard overview
2017 VW Passat seating overview