2019 Volkswagen Jetta SE vs 2019 Toyota Corolla SE

2019 Jetta vs 2019 Corolla

Good sedans are a dime-a-dozen these days. There are tons of quality brands out there to choose from like Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Kia, and—of course—Volkswagen. Things get even more complicated when you remember that there’s the subclasses of sedans like subcompacts or hatchbacks. So how do you choose?

By doing research, of course! We compared the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta SE and the 2019 Toyota Corolla SE for just such a reason. Keep reading to see our conclusion.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta SE


2019 Toyota Corolla SE

$22,395 MSRP $20,645
1.4L-turbocharged inline 4-cyl Engine 1.8L inline 4-cyl
147 hp / 184 ft-lbs Horsepower / Torque 132 hp / 128 ft-lbs
FWD Drivetrain FWD
8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission CVT
30 / 40 / 34 mpg Fuel Economy 28 / 35 / 31 mpg

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Generous Cargo Space

The Corolla is a compact sedan, so cargo space isn’t going to be great. Its trunk is 13.0 cubic feet, with a decently-sized opening and 60/40 folding rear seats. However, there’s a two-level step-up from trunk to folded seat, making storage of long or awkwardly shaped items frustrating. On the other hand, the Jetta has 14.1 cubic foot trunk with a wide opening and generously flat floor. Its folding rear seats create another wide opening that gives you lots of room to maneuver things.

Sneaky Small-Item Storage

Small item storage is also great in the Jetta; the door pockets are large and accommodating, the tray in front of the shifter is generous, and the cupholders are large enough for just about any liquid container. The Corolla doesn’t compare favorably, with small door pockets, a shallow tray, and a limited glovebox.

Would you like to check out the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta for yourself? Contact Hall Volkswagen in Brookfield, WI, to schedule a drive or to receive more information.