2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat

If you are looking for a new sedan, you are already making an excellent choice by selecting the Volkswagen brand. Volkswagen is a favorite choice for those who are looking for something that is reliable and affordable. There are currently two sedans in the Volkswagen model lineup: the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Volkswagen Passat. We love both of these models equally, but one model might be more suitable for you over the other. Let’s start with the size differences. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is classified as a compact sedan, while the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is considered to be a midsize model.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2017 Volkswagen Passat
Compact Size Classification Midsize

1.4L turbo 4-cylinder

1.8L turbo 4-cylinder

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
Engine Options

1.8L turbo 4-cylinder

3.6L V6
15.7 cubic feet Trunk Volume 15.9 cubic feet
$17,895 MSRP $22,440

2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Volkswagen Passat Engine Options

Besides the dimensions, there are some engine variations between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Volkswagen Passat.

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is available with one of three different engines:

  • 150 horsepower 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder (28 mpg-city/40 mpg-highway fuel economy)

  • 170 horsepower 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder (25 mpg-city/35 mpg-highway fuel economy)

  • 210 horsepower 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder (23 mpg-city/33 mpg-highway fuel economy)

The engine choices available for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat are:

  • 170 horsepower 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder (23 mpg-city/34 mpg-highway fuel economy)

  • 280 horsepower 3.6L V6 (20 mpg-city/28 mpg-highway fuel economy)

Like we said, we love both models equally, and we recommend that you stop by our dealership to test drive both models in order to decide which one is right for you. If you have any questions about these two models or any other Volkswagen product, please give us a call.

Headlight and front grille of 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
2017 Volkswagen Passat in black
Birds-eye profile of 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
Front profile of 2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Barre, VT
2017 Volkswagen Passat Barre, VT