2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat and the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta share a lot of similarities. Both offer seating for five, standard and active safety, generous powertrain options, and a new standard Volkswagen People First Warranty. While we truly think sedan shoppers would be happy with the addition of either model to their garage, car shoppers looking for a little extra interior space for passengers will appreciate the roomier rear seats offered in the 2018 Volkswagen Passat. Car shoppers interested in higher fuel economy and a lower starting MSRP at the dealership may be more drawn to the 2018 VW Jetta.

Additional specs and a full comparison of the engine options and performance on each Volkswagen sedan can be found below to further aid your research.



2018 Volkswagen Passat

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2018 Volkswagen Jetta

$22,995 Starting MSRP $18,645
25/36 Fuel Economy 28/40
2.0-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 1.4-liter four-cylinder
15.9 cubic feet  Cargo Space 15.7 cubic feet

Engine Options and Performance

The Volkswagen sedan lineup stands apart in the segment thanks to performance. Generous powertrain offerings and fun-to-drive handling make the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and 2018 Volkswagen Jetta a great option for sedan shoppers that really enjoy the ride.

The 2018 VW Jetta is available with a trio of engine choices dependent on trim level. Standard on S, SE, and Wolfsburg trims is a 1.4-liter turbo engine rated at 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. SE Sport and SEL trim levels come standard with the 1.8-liter turbo engine rated at a hefty 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Jetta GLI offers the most power with a 2.0-liter turbo engine rated at 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat offers less engine choice than the 2018 Jetta but more overall power. Coming standard on the Passat is a 2.0-liter turbo engine rated at 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. An available 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque can be had on higher trim levels.

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat and the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta are available for test drives now at the Baxter Volkswagen Westroads dealership in Omaha. We think you will appreciate what these sedans have to offer from behind the wheel.