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2015 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2015 Volkswagen Passat Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Volkswagen Jetta, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Passat will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Jetta, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Volkswagen Jetta is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Passat. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Jetta is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Passat, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Volkswagen Jetta, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Passat do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Volkswagen Jetta has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Passat, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Passat.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Passat. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Volkswagen Jetta as you will in the Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Jetta comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Passat.

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2015 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $16,215 - $29,280

2015 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $21,120 - $35,660
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City MPG: 23 - 30 20 - 31
Highway MPG: 33 - 42 28 - 43
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,567 - $28,109 $20,253 - $34,198

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