Comparison - Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2019 - vs - Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
24,415
Updated: 
06 Jul 2018
31,650
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Pure White
#F1F0EB
Deep Black Pearl Metallic
#0E0E0F
Sage Green Metallic
#394138
Silk Blue Metallic
#063C5D
Habanero Orange Metallic
#CA4A35
Tornado Red
#AA142C
Platinum Gray Metallic
#4D5960
White Silver Metallic
#C5C9CF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.

Pros
Docile personality
High-tech options
Good safety gear
Styling will age well

Cons
Docile personality
Breaks little new ground
Conservative, almost to a fault
Unsupportive front seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Jetta is marginally bigger than the old car, continuing a trend that has seen the Jetta grow to roughly the size of the fondly remembered B5-generation 1997–2005 Passat. The Jetta’s wheelbase has been stretched 1.3 inches to 105.7 inches, which helps the car maintain its proportions even with an overall length that has grown to 185.1 inches.

Pros
Classy interior,
responsive 1.4-liter turbo,
slick manual available.

Cons
Mute steering,
smaller trunk,
no GLI at launch.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta ranked #18 in Compact Cars. Currently the Volkswagen Jetta has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good gas mileage
Smooth ride
All-day supportive seats
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Competitors are more upscale
Less fun-to-drive than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat ranked #13 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Volkswagen Passat has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 60 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Extremely spacious seats
Large trunk
Smooth ride

Cons
Competitors are more upscale inside
Rivals have more impressive tech offerings

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat does little wrong, but its stoicism means it isn’t much fun.

Pros
Massive interior
Conservative, quality feel
Good ride quality
Lots of standard safety tech

Cons
Totally devoid of personality
V-6 is very thirsty
Some cheap bits inside
Could a mid-size sedan be less interesting?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
30.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
40.00mpg
36.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 400rpm
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 5 000rpm
174hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
36.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.10in
191.90in
Width: 
70.80in
72.20in
Height: 
57.40in
58.50in
Ground Clearance: 
5.60in
5.40in
Wheel Base: 
105.70in
110.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.50
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.10in
42.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
56.90in
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
37.80
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
39.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.00in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.10cu.ft
15.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2959.00lbs
3274.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
no
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
9 Total Speakers
400 Watts Stereo Output
Beats Audio Premium Brand Speakers
9 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
16 X 6.5 In.
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
no
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake Drying
Rear Door Child Safety Locks
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Cold Weather Package (Delayed Availability)
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Rubber Mats Kit
Carpeted Mats Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Storm Gray, leatherette
#93948D
Dark Beige, leatherette
#867054
Titan Black, leatherette
#302F2E