Compare Volkswagen Jetta vs. Toyota Corolla

Drivers looking for the perfect sedan can find the new Volkswagen Jetta for sale near San Jose, CA at our Volkswagen dealership. When comparing the Jetta against the competition, it's important to know how it holds up and where it falls short. The Toyota Corolla is a major competitor for the Jetta and understanding what it offers your commute is key to making the right decision for your lifestyle. Which will you choose?

Performance & Efficiency

The Volkswagen Jetta offers a 147-horsepower engine, but on the base Toyota Corolla, you'll get 139 horsepower. The Corolla begins by being more expensive than the Jetta, and that's without offering a turbocharged engine like the Jetta. While the Corolla can offer an engine on higher trims that is more powerful, it's at the expense of fuel economy. The Jetta also offers the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which isn't an option on the Toyota Corolla.


For the Toyota Corolla, you can't equip leather-trimmed seats for that added touch of comfort. The Volkswagen Jetta gives you the option to upgrade to leather-trimmed seats, plus it offers Blind Spot Monitor, 10-color interior ambient lighting, and a Wireless Smartphone Charger for less than the Corolla does. VW Car-Net Remote Access offers a way to connect your smartphone to your vehicle for the ability to lock and unlock doors, flash the lights, honk the horn, and start the engine, if equipped. The Jetta doesn't have that feature available to drivers.

Volkswagen Jetta

  • Starting Price: From $18,895
  • MPG: 30 City / 40 Highway
  • Horsepower: 147 hp
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
  • Dimensions: 185" L x 71" W x 57" H

Toyota Corolla

  • Starting Price: $19,825
  • MPG: 31 City / 40 Highway
  • Horsepower: 139 to 169 hp
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, Continuous variable transmission
  • Dimensions: 182-183″ L x 70″ W x 57″ H