2020 Volkswagen Passat vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta
2020 Volkswagen Passat 2020 Volkswagen Jetta


2.0L Turbo I-4 1.4L Turbo I-4


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  MPG (City/Highway)

23/34 * 30/40 *

2020 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

If you have decided to take home a new Volkswagen soon, you are choosing to drive a well-made vehicle that delivers excitement behind the wheel. The Passat and the Jetta are among the most popular car models currently offered by Volkswagen, and they have been mainstays in the lineup for years. The 2020 Passat is classified as a midsize car. The Jetta sits slightly below the Passat in the Volkswagen lineup as a compact car. When you take time to review other differences between these two models, you can quickly decide which model is a better match for your transportation needs.


The larger 2020 Volkswagen Passat gets its power from a TFSI turbo engine that is combined with an automatic 6-speed transmission. Across all trims, the Passat performance is bolstered by a sport mode and by steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. When you compare the Passat features under the hood to what the Jetta offers, you will notice that the Jetta also has an automatic transmission with a turbo engine. The Jetta driving modes are accessed through the display screen in the center of the dashboard. The Jetta R-Line also has a cross differential system for enhanced performance.


From the front end, you may notice that the Passat and the Jetta share a similar grille design and a rounded nose, but the Passat is a larger car with a relatively level hood. The Passat headlights are integrated with the grille, and the contouring across its sides flows horizontally. When you compare this to the Jetta for 2020, you will see that the Jetta hood has a sharper angle. Furthermore, the side contouring is smoothed over to create a subtler definition. The 2020 Jetta and the 2020 Passat come with multiple wheel design and color options.


Features in the Passat and Jetta differ considerably as you progress up their trim lines, but you will find many standard features across these models. Depending on which of the Passat or Jetta trims you take home, your Volkswagen could come with heat for the powered front seats, assistive and active safety features, Apple CarPlay, a digital cockpit display, power windows, Android Auto, automatic temperature control, a sunroof, power-adjusting side-view mirrors, a navigation system with a large touch display screen, a Beats audio system, a push-button ignition and other equipment.

Our team at Suburban Volkswagen of Farmington Hills is excited about all that these two vehicles bring to the table, and we are looking forward to assisting with your in-person comparison. To learn about today’s inventory and to request a road test for your preferred trims, contact us today.

* EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.