2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

Toyota seems to be the giant of the automotive world – or so we’re told. If you’ve lived your whole life thinking the Toyota Corolla was the best compact sedan in the industry, it’s probably only because you haven’t been introduced to one of it’s biggest up-and-coming competitors. Don’t close the door on Volkswagen’s compact car; take a look at how these two compare in this 2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla comparison.

There’s plenty to compare between these two since they’re very different outside of their classification. While they look to be about the same size, the Jetta actually offers more cargo capacity than the Corolla with 15.7 cubic feet. Driving a smaller car shouldn’t limit you to less luggage, and Volkswagen ensures you don’t have to worry about that in the Jetta. Take a look at some of the comparisons below.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Toyota Corolla

$19,495 MSRP $18,550
150 hp/184 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 132 hp/128 lb-ft
28 city/38 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 28 city/36 hwy mpg
15.7 cubic ft Cargo Capacity 13 cubic ft

2018 Jetta Performance and Other Edges

When it comes to options, we always want more. That makes sense, given we’re not all the same. Unfortunately for Corolla enthusiasts, what you see is what you get. The only engine option is a 1.8L 4-cylinder that produces the performance mentioned above (except in the LE Eco, which gets 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque). However, when you opt for the Jetta, you’ll have three different engine options. Those options include:

  • 1.4L: 150 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • 1.8L: 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L: 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque

In addition to these engine options, drivers have the luxury of features such as Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity, ABS and Driveline Traction Control, Audio Theft Deterrent, Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering, and much more.

Interested in learning more about the 2018 Jetta? Find out more by getting in touch with the team here at Hall Volkswagen in Brookfield. You can also set up a test drive right here on our website quickly and conveniently!

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