2016 VW Jetta vs 2016 VW Passat

Two of the most popular Volkswagen models square off in our comparison of the 2016 VW Jetta vs 2016 VW Passat. The Passat and the Jetta are two great vehicles, but there are a few areas where they differ. As noted in the chart to the right, we found some key areas to compare. Performance, fuel economy, and passenger space are just a few of the areas where these vehicles differ.

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2016 VW Jetta vs 2016 VW Passat
$17,680 MSRP $22,440
28 City / 40 Hwy Base Gas Mileage 25 City / 38 Hwy
1.4T, 1.8T, 2.0T Engine Options 1.8T, V6
150/184 Base HP/Torque 170/184

Compare the 2016 Passat and 2016 Jetta

Their exteriors share similar Volkswagen style. On the inside, the larger Passat has more room for 5 passengers with 102 cu.ft. of room compared to 94 cu.ft. in the Jetta. The smaller Jetta shines with 15.7 cu.ft., competing with 15.9 cu.ft. nicely. Base model torque is similar in both cars, but as we move up to larger engines, the Passat is no match for the compact Jetta. With one of the only V6 engines in its class, the Passat can put out an impressive 280 horsepower. For a compact sedan, the Jetta is no slouch, topping out at 210 horsepower.

In 2016, the VW Passat and VW Jetta will come available with the optional integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Drivers will have the option of using their iPhone or Android devices in along with the CarPlay or Android Auto infotainment system. Access to music, maps, messaging, and a host of popular apps you have on your smartphone will be available on the 2016 Jetta and 2016 Passat.

2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Houston TX
2016 Volkswagen Passat in Houston TX
2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Katy TX
2016 Volkswagen Passat near Katy TX

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Houston TX
2016 Volkswagen Passat in Houston TX