2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 VW Passat

Being in the market for an affordable and efficient car can lead to you many different options. When you add in things like reliability and style, this list gets even shorter. Two cars that we highly recommend checking out are the 2017 VW Jetta and VW Passat. Not sure which would work better for you? Look through our 2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 VW Passat comparison page!

The 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 VW Passat both come in at affordable prices, with an MSRP of less than $18,000 for the Jetta and a bit over $22,000 for the Passat. Fuel efficiency is a big component of both with a 40 MPG rating on the highway for the 2017 Jetta and a 34 MPG for the Passat.

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2017 VW Jetta differences between the 2017 vw jetta and 2017 vw passat 2017 VW Passat
$17,895 MSRP $22,440
1.4L I-4 Base Engine 1.8L I-4
28 City/40 Highway MPG 23 City/34 Highway
Available Apple CarPlayAndroid Auto Available

Differences between the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 VW Passat

While both are great cars to own, there are definitely some pretty discernible differences between the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 VW Passat. In addition to a larger size, the Passat also comes with a bit more horsepower at 170 vs the 150 in the Jetta. It also comes with a larger 1.8L I-4 engine where the 2017 Jetta has a 1.4L I-4. Even though the Passat has more raw power, the Jetta still will outpace it slightly from 0-60 mph and offers different driving dynamics.

In terms of standard features, you’ll find a lot of the same things in both, such as a rearview camera or climate control. The base Passat does come with autonomous emergency braking, though, which isn’t available on the Jetta until the SEL trim. In addition to some extra premium features here and there in the Passat, you can also get it with a high-powered 3.6L V6 with 280 horsepower for a more thrilling ride. The Jetta has its own performance model, the Jetta GLI, which comes with 210 horsepower from its turbocharged 2.0L I-4.

Test driving both the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 VW Passat is one of the best ways to figure out which would be the better model for you. Be sure to stop by Spitzer VW in Amherst to see our inventory!

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