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2021 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Review

New 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota
Corolla

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*
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$19,925 to $28,210
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$18,895 to $27,945
Invoice* $18,830 to $26,119 $18,139 to $26,827
MPG - City 29 - 31 30
MPG - Hwy 36 - 40 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Toyota Corolla, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Jetta in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Corolla as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The Toyota Corolla is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Jetta. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Corolla will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Dimensions
The Toyota Corolla is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta. When looking at overall length, the Toyota Corolla takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta.

Drivetrain
The Toyota Corolla has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Toyota Corolla has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Toyota Corolla has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Toyota Corolla has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Corolla is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta.