Compare The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta To The 2019 Volkswagen Passat

When it comes to purchasing a sedan, Bernardsville drivers can't go wrong with either the 2019 VW Jetta or the 2019 VW Passat. Both of these stunning, performance-driven, and technologically impressive sedans are sure to provide every Bridgewater NJ, Morristown NJ, Basking Ridge, and Mendham NJ driver with the car experience they crave.

2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

What's The Difference Between The 2019 VW Jetta And The 2019 VW Passat?

Even though these two models are similar, they also have some major differences. Perhaps the biggest change, and most noticeable, is the size. The VW Passat is larger than the VW Jetta, as it is a midsize sedan and the Jetta is a compact sedan, and comes with more over-all passenger and cargo space. Before you dive into the details of our comparison, you'll first need to choose whether you'd like a less expensive, smaller sedan or a larger sedan that comes with a higher price tag.

If size doesn't sway your decision, then perhaps the following differences might.

Design & Technology

The 2019 VW Jetta has been completely redesigned and now features a plethora of gorgeous interior features that the 2019 VW Passat has yet to add. That being said, both models offer up a wide array of technological devices and programs that every Basking Ridge and Mendham NJ driver will enjoy. Both sedans come with an infotainment center and the App-Connect smartphone connectivity, but the Jetta, with its new upgrades, features an available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and 8-inch touchscreen navigation system that the Passat doesn't have as an option. 

Performance & Efficiency

Featuring one engine in each, it's easy to compare the performance behind both the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. Whether you're looking for a sedan that offers more over-all power or you want a sedan that earns better gas mileage, the VW Jetta and VW Passat have you covered.

  • Jetta - 1.4-liter turbocharged engine | 147-horsepower | 184 pounds-feet of torque |30/40 city/highway miles-per-gallon rating
  • Passat - 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged engine | 174-horsepower | 184 pounds-feet of torque | 25/36 city/highway miles-per-gallon rating

You can also find a six-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode and available paddle shifters on the Passat and the available Cross Differential System XDS® on the R-Line trim of the Jetta.



Both sedans come with safety in mind. Built with safety cages intact, an Intelligent Crash Response System in place, and a wide array of active safety systems, each VW model is designed to help keep its occupants as safe as possible. The only difference? The Passat features more standard safety features, like Rear Traffic Alert, Front Assist, and Blind Spot Monitor, while the Jetta requires you to purchase those separately.

Take The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta And The 2019 Volkswagen Passat For A Test Drive At Paul Miller Volkswagen

Are you interested in seeing the differences for yourself? Feel free to visit our Bernardsville, New Jersey, dealership to get behind the wheel of either model and discover which one would work best for you and your lifestyle. We have many new and used Jetta and Passat sedans in stock and would love to show you around our inventory and answer any questions today!

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