VW Sedan Comparison: Jetta vs. Passat

Compare Volkswagen Sedans in Melbourne

Searching for a new Volkswagen car here in the greater Melbourne, FL area? If so, then chances are the new VW Jetta and new VW Passat are somewhere on your short list. But which of the two is best for you? At Prestige Volkswagen, we want to provide our guests with the information they need to make the best shopping decision. Here's a brief rundown of the ways that the Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat differ.


Now, as you might expect from its name, the new VW Jetta may be small in size, but it's quite agile when you unleash it on the roads of the greater Palm Bay area. With a shorter wheelbase than the new VW Passat and a lively 147-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine humming under the hood, the new VW Jetta makes short work of highway on ramps and corners with precision that's sure to put a smile on your face.

On the other hand, the VW Passat features performance credentials geared towards drivers from nearby Rockledge who value power and comfort in equal measure. It has a bit more brawn than the new VW Jetta, clocking in at 174 horsepower, but it's also the larger of these two models. 

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Plus, thanks to its longer wheelbase and well-tuned suspension system, the VW Passat has a forgiving ride quality even on less-than-forgiving roads.
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Given that the new Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat each make up a part of the VW sedan lineup, there's some clear similarities between the two in terms of design. For example, you'll notice similar themes to their front and rear end design, both of which feature LED lighting that makes it easy to stand out on the streets of Cocoa, FL at night.

However, the new VW Jetta is definitely the sportier of these two vehicles, with a profile that adopts coupe-like elements for a more aerodynamic and aggressive feel. 

On the other hand, the new VW Passat is a much more traditional midsize sedan, giving off an aura of maturity and confidence that perfectly matches its driving dynamics.


Both the new VW Jetta and VW Passat offer seating for up to five passengers inside, but for drivers who love longer road trips, the Volkswagen Passat is better overall because it offers more head and legroom. However, if you're just going for short day-to-day drives around Palm Bay, you'll find lots to love about the new VW Jetta.


There's little difference between the tech offerings on the new VW Jetta and VW Passat. Both offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to connect your phone to the infotainment system. In fact, the only major difference between these two models is that the VW Passat features a 6.3-inch infotainment screen, while the VW Jetta has a 6.5-inch screen standard.


If you're looking for a sedan that you can really feel confident and secure behind the wheel of right out of the gate, the new VW Passat has a slight edge on the VW Jetta. 

With standard blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking, the new VW Passat has an advantage in terms of safety over other midsize sedans for sale these days.Now, these features are still available on the VW Jetta, but they do not come standard. However, if you spring for the available options, the new VW Jetta can offer safety tech like lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, and more.TrimsIf you love having more trim options to choose from, the VW Jetta has a little bit of an edge on the VW Passat. The VW Passat offers four distinct trims to choose from, while the Volkswagen Jetta offers five.

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At Prestige Volkswagen, we have one of the broadest selections of new VW Jetta sedans and new VW Passat sedans for sale near Merritt Island and Sebastian, FL these days. Feel free to get in touch with us if you'd like to schedule a test drive today.


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