2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

Split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Toyota Corolla

While some car shoppers are looking to max out the budget for a vehicle that offers all of the bells and whistles, a lot of car shoppers prefer a practical sedan that can reliably get them from point A to point B. The good news for practical-minded car shoppers is that the budget-friendly sedan offerings have come a long way in past years. The best-in-class options should even get you some posh amenities and still not break the bank. Two of the most popular base-level sedan models are the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Toyota Corolla. See more of what each option has to offer below.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Toyota Corolla

$18,645 Starting MSRP $18,550
28/40 Fuel Economy 28/36
150 Base Horsepower 132
15.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 13.0 cubic feet

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Offers Roomy Interior Space

Thanks to previous model year updates, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta now offers a competitive interior cabin with plenty of elbow room for everyone. But, where the 2018 Jetta's interior really shines in comparison to the 2018 Corolla is in the cargo space dimensions and infotainment system offerings.

The Volkswagen Jetta offers almost 3 extra cubic feet of space in the trunk compared to the 2018 Corolla. That can really make a difference when hauling a full car load of people with backpacks and extra belongings and saves even more room in the seating area for stretching out and relaxing.

The 2018 VW Jetta also offers VW App-Connect on the SE trim level and above which comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This is a huge advantage over the 2018 Corolla that has forgone Apple CarPlay and Android Auto entirely in favor of the Toyota Entune system that can be clunky and hard to use.

Research is an important first step in the car buying process. But, the best way to decide if a vehicle is your best fit is through a test drive. Car shoppers in the Omaha, NE area can schedule a test drive with the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta at the Baxter Volkswagen Westroads dealership on 102nd street. Give us a call today and we can have the 2018 Jetta ready and waiting for you to jump behind the wheel when you arrive.