2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen is widely regarded as a brand that bridges the gap between conventional automakers and luxury automakers. While their interior features and performance specs are certainly ahead of the status quo for a conventional brand, they’re priced much less than their luxury counterpart. The Jetta and Passat sedans are two of the most popular models available from Volkswagen, and they’re both back and ready for 2020. The Jetta, a compact sedan, remains largely unchanged after the redesign for the 2019 model year, but it still offers some of the best features available to drivers. The Passat, on the other hand, is a midsize sedan with more space and more power. Check out the comparisons below!

2020 Volkswagen Jetta


2020 Volkswagen Passat



MSRP $22,995

Compact sedan

Classification Midsize sedan
147 hp/184 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 174 hp/206 lb-ft
30 city/40 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 23 city/34 hwy mpg


Highlights in the 2020 Jetta and Passat

After the redesign of the Jetta for the 2019 model year, these two struck a similar appearance that was almost impossible to differentiate to the common person. However, there are some key differences that may make one a better choice for you. For instance, it’s worth noting right off the bat that the Jetta is more than $4,000 less than the Passat, which may appeal to drivers on a budget. In addition, the Jetta can save you even more money due to the high fuel efficiency rating it has. It doesn’t just beat out the Passat; it also beats out most other vehicles in its class in MPGs.

The Passat, meanwhile, appeals to the drivers who want a little extra power under the hood. As you’ll notice from the table above, the Passat gets significantly more power and torque than its counterpart. Inside, however, there are many similarities with features that include Climatronic® dual-zone climate control, heated seating, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and much more.

Both models here are exceptional, so stop by Quirk Volkswagen in Braintree MA to see which is a better choice for you. Schedule a test drive with us today!

front interior of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta