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Here's How the Volkswagen Jetta Takes on the Competition in Huntsville, AL

The new VW Jetta continues to stand tall among the competition in the midsize sedan market. Its sporty handling, sleek style, and affordable starting price make it a top choice among drivers of all ages. Here at Hiley Volkswagen of Huntsville, we want to show you all of the best features of this iconic sedan. Let us tell you a bit about how the new Jetta compares to another VW leader, the Passat, as well as the new Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.

Honda Civic

Volkswagen Jetta vs Honda Civic

  • Price: While starting prices vary between years, the latest Honda Civic begins at a starting price well over $2,000 more than the VW Passat.
  • Warranty: Volkswagen's Bummer-to-Bumper Warranty provides four years/50,000 miles of coverage. The basic warranty from Honda covers the Civic for three years or 36,000 miles.
  • Powertrain: The standard turbocharged engine of the Jetta provides lots of zest, generating up to 184 pound-feet of torque. The Honda Civic's standard engine is not turbocharged and generates 138 pound-feet.
  • Fuel Economy: The Jetta proves a more advantageous choice in highway driving, capable of traveling up to 41 mpg along Hwy 72. The Honda Civic falls a bit short in fuel economy, traveling 38 mpg on the highway.
  • Entertainment: Through Volkswagen App-Connect, the Jetta is compatible with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Bluetooth is standard on the Civic, but full smartphone integration is absent from base trims.
Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Jetta vs Volkswagen Passat

  • Fuel Economy: The Volkswagen Jetta offers the better daily commuter's choice traveling 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. However, the Passat also has a more powerful turbocharged engine.
  • Transmission: Both of these iconic VW sedans have a manually-interactive transmission. However, the Jetta's transmission has a couple extra gear changes, for a more gradual and smooth acceleration.
  • Price: The While the Passat may have a bit more cargo space, the Jetta offers you most of the same standard features for over $2,000 less.
  • Weight: The Jetta features a base curb weight of 2965 lbs., giving this sedan better handling and increased fuel economy. The Passat weighs in at 3,325 lbs.
  • Interior: Both the Jetta and Passat are leaders in the midsize sedan market, and both offer lots of comfort. If you want a little more headroom for you and your copilot, the Jetta is the better option.
New Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Jetta vs Toyota Corolla

  • Cargo: The Volkswagen Jetta offers a roomier cargo capacity, with 14.1 cubic feet of trunk space, versus the 13.1 cubic feet trunk capacity of the Corolla.
  • Powertrain: With its turbocharged engine the Jetta generates 147-horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The Corollas' standard engine is not turbocharged, generating 139-horsepower and 126 pound-feet.
  • Fuel Economy: The Jetta's engine offers power and fuel economy, traveling 41 mpg on the highway. The Corolla's engine enables it to travel up top 38 mpg on the highway.
  • Interior: The Toyota Corolla falls a bit short in interior volume, as a ore compact sedan. If you want to enjoy more interior headroom up front and plenty of breathing room for your backseat passengers, the VW Jetta is the way to go.
  • Warranty: Through the Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty shoppers enjoy four years/50,000 miles of basic coverage with three years of emergency roadside assistance. The Toyota Corolla comes backed by only three years or 36,000 miles of basic coverage and only two years of roadside assistance.

Test Drive the VW Jetta Today

The iconic Volkswagen Jetta continues to stand out from the crowd, even amongst its own brethren in the VW lineup. If you want to enjoy this affordable and stylish new sedan for yourself, check one out today here at Hiley Volkswagen of Huntsville. Contact us to schedule a test drive and visit our VW dealership in Huntsville, AL today!