Specs at a Glance

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


  147 hp

Fuel Economy

  30 city / 40 hwy *

2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Toyota Corolla


  132 hp

Fuel Economy

  28 city / 36 hwy

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

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When it comes to feeling confident on the road and having an excellent driving experience, it's important to drive a vehicle that fits your needs and allows you to be comfortable on the road. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Toyota Corolla are top-selling cars in the auto industry for their reliability and design. If you're looking to purchase a new model, there are a few features that are necessary for comparing to determine which option will be the right fit.


The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is designed to make you feel in control of the vehicle while on the road, which features a new 1.4-liter turbo-four engine that is backed by a new eight-speed automatic. The car pumps out 147 horsepower and gets an estimated 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, making it one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class. The compact sedan also offers a Driver Assistant Package that includes a Collision Warning System, Blind Spot Monitor with Real Traffic Alert, heated mirrors, and Cross-Traffic Alert.

The 2018 Toyota Corolla is less athletic than the VW Jetta due to its lackluster acceleration. Although there isn't a lot to complain about with the car, there is also not a lot of features to be impressed by for consumers. It's driving dynamics are average and bumps are easily felt while riding in the car.

Interior Features

The interior of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is sleek and trendy with a minimal design that makes it easy to adjust the settings without becoming distracted. The car has been redesigned with a tasteful and premium look that isn't overly flashy. A panoramic sunroof is available, which tilts and slides. Two-tone leatherette seats feel like butter and add a sporty touch to the cabin. The seats are also ventilated, offering comfort on warm days, and the front seats are heated when the temperatures drop outside. A sunroof rain notification is also offered to ensure that you close it and don't get wet inside. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are additional tech features that are included, making the car more advanced from its predecessor.

The 2018 Toyota Corolla's interior features roomy and comfortable seats in the front and back, but plenty of hard plastics are included, which causes the cabin to feel cheap. A fair amount of leg- and headroom is provided, making it easy for tall passengers to ride in the back. The car also offers an ample amount of cargo space, making it easy to transport more items while on the go.


The exterior of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta continues to look modern and hip with a sleek grille that is subdued but makes a statement, proving less is more. LED tail lights accessorize the body and are long-lasting, as well as efficient. The design of the tail lights also causes the Jetta to look similar to a luxury vehicle, making it easy to stand out on the road.

Toyota took a few risks with the design of the Toyota Corolla with large bumpers that sit low to the ground, but it may look too edgy for some drivers. Any other changes are unnoticeable, which makes it look less upscale compared to the exterior on the VW Jetta.

If you want to learn more about how the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta compares to the 2018 Toyota Corolla, contact us today to speak to an expert. You can schedule a test drive at our dealership and also learn about the different financing options that we offer.

* Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.