2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Volkswagen Passat

If you are in the market for a new sedan and are considering choosing between the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta and 2016 Volkswagen Passat, we are here to help. The Volkswagen brand, known historically for timeless design and innovative features, has put together an impressive lineup for 2016 that includes the stylish and affordable Jetta and Passat. Sedan vehicles are incredibly popular among small families and daily commuters, and when it comes to choosing between the Jetta and Passat, you'll have to test drive for yourself to see which is the right fit.

The similarities in style between the 2016 Jetta and 2016 Passat come down to size and power. The larger Passat offers more passenger space, more torque, and more room for cargo. The Jetta, however, gives you a more efficient engine, better fuel economy ratings, and a smaller overall footprint. Which is the right sedan for you? Read on to find out!

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2016 Volkswagen Passat
1.4-Liter I-4 Base Engine 1.8-Liter I-4
150/184 Horsepower/Torque 170/184
28/40 Mpg City/Hwy Fuel Economy 25/38 Mpg City/Hwy
5-Speed Manual (Auto Available) Transmission 6-Speed Auto

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Under the hood of the Jetta, you'll find a standard 1.4-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that achieves up to 40 miles per gallon and comes fitted with a five-speed manual transmission. The 2016 Passat comes with a slightly larger 1.8-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that puts down 184 horsepower and offers 170 lb-ft of torque. Both vehicles produce the same amount of horsepower, but the Passat's extra torque makes it a quicker and more responsive vehicle to drive.

Looking to the interior, the more spacious Passat's higher price shows when it comes to standard features. Standard Bluetooth compatibility, a six-speaker audio system, and first-row LCD screen make the Passat feel and look like a more modern vehicle on the inside, all without going up in trim level. However, the Jetta's more affordable price still comes with a four-speaker audio system and two interior power outlets for added convenience in charging and using portable electronics. Both vehicles have a wide variety of optional technology features through the all-new MIB II infotainment system.

If you are interested in scheduling a test drive in either the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta or 2016 Volkswagen Passat, give us a call. You can also make your appointment using our online scheduling tool. The experienced team at Volkswagen of Kingston is here to help answer any of your questions and to help you start the incredibly simple financing process.

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