2018 VW Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

With their lower price tag and impeccable fuel efficiency, compact sedans are a popular choice for car shoppers on a budget. If you are looking for something that is affordable AND fun, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is a smart choice. Its fun technology, smart safety features, and spacious interior makes it a well-rounded vehicle that is highly sought-after, while a generous warranty coverage blows away the competition and shows that Volkswagen really stands by their vehicles.

Before you decide that the new Jetta is right for you, we suggest comparing it to a similar model to ensure that it is the right fit. To help you along the way, we've taken the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and compared it to a similar vehicle in its class, the 2018 Toyota Corolla. See which one is the best compact for you without having to visit dealership after dealership.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Toyota Corolla

Three Engine Options One
150 hp Standard Horsepower 132 hp
Available Android Auto™/Apple CarPlay™ Not Available
15.7 cu.ft. Cargo Volume 13.0 cu.ft.

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When comparing these two vehicles, you'll first notice that the Jetta comes with a better range of engine options than the Corolla. Its base engine is able to reach a horsepower rating of 150 while still managing to get 40 miles per gallon of gas on the highway. This is compared to the new Corolla's 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that can only reach 140 horsepower. For even more power, the Jetta offers a 170 horsepower 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a 210 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Unfortunately, the 1.8L in the Corolla is its only engine choice. 

Another great advantage that the Jetta has over the Corolla is its warranty. Volkswagen has recently introduced the People First Warranty to its lineup, which is a 6-years/72,000-miles New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This is compared to the 3-years/36,000-miles basic, 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty found on the Corolla. On top of the fantastic warranty, the new Jetta is the only vehicle of the two to offer smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as Toyota does not yet have a partnership with those companies.

Is the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta right for you? Then stop by Michael Volkswagen and take one for a test drive today!