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What's the Difference Between the Volkswagen Jetta and Passat?

Get behind the wheel of a sedan you won't want to stop driving when you come to our Volkswagen dealership in San Antonio, TX. Here at North Park Volkswagen, we have an excellent selection of new Volkswagen sedans that deliver big way. Take a look at the new 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Volkswagen Passat to see how they stack up against each other. From their efficient powertrains to their host of modern technologies, these sedans are sure to improve your daily drives in every way.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Volkswagen Passat

Both the new VW Jetta and the VW Passat are large for their respective classes, but that's also where their main differences are. The Volkswagen Jetta is a compact car, while the VW Passat is classified as a midsized sedan. This means that if you're simply looking for an eco-friendly commuter car, the Jetta might be the way to go with its incredible EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg fuel economy rating.* However, if you're in need of a sedan that can accommodate your whole family, the Passat might be the car for you. The Volkswagen Passat has a larger passenger volume than the Jetta with 102 cubic feet. This also means it offers more front and rear legroom, as well as a larger trunk.

How do Technology Features Differ in the Jetta and the Passat?

Both the new Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat offer a slew of modern safety features on higher trim levels. When you opt for the Jetta, you can take advantage of Blind Spot Monitor, Park Pilot, Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Assist features. However, the Volkswagen Passat offers an expanded list of Driver Assistance features. The midsized sedan offers everything the smaller car does but with the addition of Lane Assist and Park Assist features. As far as entertainment features go, both cars come standard with a touchscreen sound system and can be upgraded to include VW Car-Net® App-Connect or the Discover Media touchscreen navigation system.

Still curious about how these two incredible sedans stack up against each other? Take a look at our comparison chart. Once you're through, visit our San Antonio Volkswagen dealership to take your favorite sedan for a test-drive.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage/highway estimates and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit


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