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2021 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat

2021 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat
2021 Volkswagen Jetta

vs.

2022 Volkswagen Passat
$18,995*

Starting MSRP

$27,295***
1.4L I-4

Engine

2.0L 4-cylinder TSI® engine
147 hp

Horsepower

174 hp
30 mpg city/41 mpg highway**

EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage

24 mpg city/36 mpg highway****
6-speed manual w/OD 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Transmission

6-speed automatic with auto-manual
94.7 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

101.0 cubic feet
14.1 cubic feet

Maximum Luggage Volume

15.9 cubic feet

Choice is generally regarded as a good thing. But sometimes, when faced with a fork in the road, you can feel stuck. Such is often the case when choosing between two cars. It’s with that in mind that we here at Ide VW of East Rochester write the following piece, comparing the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat.

 

 

2021 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat – Cost

Compare the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Passat with regard to their base pricing, and you’ll note that both options are attractively-priced within their respective segments — compact and midsize sedans, that is. With the 2021 Jetta starting out at well below $20,000 and the Passat starting at well below $30,000, you certainly won’t want to shy away from either option based solely on pricing. Even still, the Jetta represents perhaps the better value for exceedingly budget-minded consumers.

VW Jetta vs. Passat: Starting MSRP

  • 2021 Volkswagen Jetta – $18,995*
  • 2022 Volkswagen Passat – $27,295***

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2021 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat – Power & Performance

Fuel-efficient performance is a given for your Fairport drives, whether you choose the Passat or Jetta. But comparing the Passat vs. Jetta, you’ll note that the former comes standard with a 2.0L TSI engine while the Volkswagen Jetta has a 1.4L I-4 engine. That .6 liter does make a difference when it comes to performance and efficiency:

2021 Volkswagen Jetta – Performance Specs

  • Horsepower – 147 hp
  • Torque – 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 41 highway / 34 city mpg** EPA-estimated

2022 Volkswagen Passat – Performance Specs

  • Horsepower – 174 hp
  • Torque – 206 lb-ft of torque
  • 36 highway / 28 city mpg**** EPA-estimated

2021 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat – Passenger & Cargo Space

Compare the Jetta vs. Passat size inside and out and it’ll be no surprise that the Passat offers more overall interior space, give its size classification as a midsize sedan (vs. compact sedan for the Jetta, respectively). That having been said, the difference encompasses 6 cubic feet of interior space and 1.9 cubic feet of trunk space.

Passenger Volume / Maximum Cargo Space

  • 2021 Volkswagen Jetta – 95 cubic feet/14 cubic feet
  • 2022 Volkswagen Passat – 101 cubic feet/15.9 cubic feet

Check Out the VW Jetta & Passat at Ide VW of East Rochester

Ready to get inside a Volkswagen on a test-drive around the Webster area? Call (585) 586-2225 to book your next test-drive in Rochester at Ide VW of East Rochester! Be sure to compare the Jetta vs. Passat from behind-the-wheel to be sure about your choice. Then, once you’ve come to a decision about which model better meets your needs, reserve an incoming vehicle online!

 

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**30 city/41 highway mpg (2021 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

****24 city/36 highway mpg (2022 Passat 2.0L, 6-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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