2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2018 Volkswagen Passat

August 25th, 2018 by

You know that your next car needs to be a Volkswagen — even that you need a car and not a crossover — but which do you choose: the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta or the 2018 Volkswagen Passat? It’s not an easy choice for us at Mike Haggerty Volkswagen, and we know it’s not an easy choice for Oak Lawn drivers. But we’re here to help, highlighting a few key differences between the two models.

Highlights of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has undergone a full redesign, bringing something exciting and new to the already popular small car. Available features include:

  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • 8-inch touchscreen navigation
  • Premium BeatsAudio system
  • VW Car-Net App-Connect
  • Android Auto and Apply CarPlay
  • Driver personalized dash views
  • Advanced driver assistance technologies

We haven’t even touched on the head-turning wheels, the available premium seating, or the specs of the new turbocharged engine. With 94.7 cubic feet of interior passenger space and seating for 5, the Jetta bucks all of the small car stereotypes and offers something unique for Chicago drivers.

2018 Volkswagen Passat Highlights

While the Jetta is positively spacious, sometimes life demands a bigger sedan, and that’s why we’re proud to have the 2018 Volkswagen Passat at Mike Haggerty Volkswagen. If you’re a Countryside driver with a growing family, the Passat might be the better option — it already takes out competitors like the Toyota Camry and has 102 cubic feet of passenger space.

You’ll also find available features on the Passat like:

  • Handsfree Easy Open Trunk
  • 400-Watt Fender Premium Audio
  • Heated front and rear seating
  • 3.6L V6 engine
  • DSG automatic transmission

These features are, of course, in addition to the VW Car-Net App-Connect, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, and driver assist technologies Volkswagen has made available on the Jetta.

VW Jetta vs. VW Passat: Which is Right for You?

We can’t make the choice for you, but we know that if you’re weighing the two options, your best bet is to get behind the wheel and take them each for a spin. Maybe you’ll crave the thrills of the Passat V6 engine, or perhaps the BeatsAudio system will win you over. All we know is that you’ve made the right choice with a Volkswagen, and we can help you figure out whether the Passat or the Jetta is should sit in your garage.

Contact us today to schedule a test drive or learn more about these two iconic sedans.