2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat

Are you looking for a high-quality sedan? Then you have come to the right place! Here at Douglas Volkswagen, we find our customers most often struggling with the choice between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Volkswagen Passat. We love both models the same, but we want our customers to be happy with the vehicle that works best for them.

One of the biggest differences between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Volkswagen Passat is their size. The Volkswagen Jetta is considered to be a compact sedan and is a great choice for shorter drivers. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is classified as a midsize sedan and offers more leg, elbow, and headroom for taller drivers and passengers. Both models offer a similar trunk size.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2017 Volkswagen Passat
Compact Size Classification Midsize

1.4L turbo 4-cylinder

1.8L turbo 4-cylinder

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
Engine Options

1.8L turbo 4-cylinder

3.6L V6
15.7 cubic feet Trunk Volume 15.9 cubic feet
$17,895 MSRP $22,440

2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Volkswagen Passat Engine Options

Another prime difference between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Volkswagen Passat are their available engine options.

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta can be outfitted with one of the following:

  • 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder (150 horsepower, 28 mpg-city/40 mpg-highway fuel economy)

  • 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder (170 horsepower; 25 mpg-city/35 mpg-highway fuel economy)

  • 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder (210 horsepower; 23 mpg-city/33 mpg-highway fuel economy)

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat can be equipped with one of two engine options:

  • 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder (170 horsepower; 23 mpg-city/34 mpg-highway fuel economy)

  • 3.6L V6 (280 horsepower; 20 mpg-city/28 mpg-highway fuel economy)

To learn more about the differences between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Volkswagen Passat, we invite you to stop by our dealership and try out both models to see which one is right for you.

Headlight and front grille of 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Front profile of 2017 Volkswagen Passat
Birds-eye profile of 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Black 2017 Volkswagen Passat

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