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2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

Both Volkswagen and Toyota vehicles have a reputation of being attractive and affordable as well as efficient and the 2019 Jetta and 2019 Corolla exemplify that reputation. These two sleek and stylish sedans have aggressive and athletic exteriors as well as gas-sipping engines under their hoods. There are many similarities between the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Toyota Corolla but with our side-by-side comparison below you can easily see the drastic differences in their standard drivetrains. Compare the engine specs and interior features of the 2019 VW Jetta and the 2019 Toyota Corolla below.

Driver side exterior view of a blue 2019 VW Jetta on the left "vs" rear driver side exterior view of a red 2019 Toyota Corolla on the right

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Toyota Corolla

1.4L TSIĀ® Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.8L 4-Cylinder
147 HP/ 184 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 132 HP/ 128 LB-FT
6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission Continuously Variable
30 MPG City/ 40 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 28 MPG City/ 36 MPG HWY

What are the Differences Between the 2019 VW Jetta & the 2019 Toyota Corolla?

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta can also get equipped with a Tiptronic® 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sport Mode and the 2019 Toyota Corolla offers a 6-Speed Manual Transmission as well. The 2019 VW Jetta and the 8-Speed Automatic see the same EPA estimated fuel efficiency of 30 MPG City/ 40 MPG HWY while the 2019 Corolla and the 6-Speed Manual only average 27 MPG City/ 35 MPG HWY. No matter what transmission and engine combination you choose the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta delivers more horsepower, torque, and better fuel economy than the 2019 Corolla.

The cabin of both the 2019 VW Jetta and the 2019 Toyota Corolla have seating for five people but the 2019 Jetta provides rear seat passengers with more headroom than the 2019 Corolla does. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and 2019 Toyota Corolla can get loaded with heated and ventilated front seats as well as front and rear leather-trimmed seats on the upper trim levels for premium comfort. All passengers inside the 2019 Jetta and 2019 Corolla will appreciate their large standard color touchscreen displays but the standard touchscreen in the Jetta is 6.5” and inside the Corolla it is only 6.1”. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta also offers an 8” Color Touchscreen Display while the 2019 Corolla only makes available a 7” screen. With a more powerful and fuel-efficient drivetrain and slightly better standard interior technology features the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is the hard-fought winner over the 2019 Corolla. Take the 2019 VW Jetta for a test drive at Onion Creek Volkswagen in Austin, TX today to see all of its exciting specs and features.