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Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

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Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $30,050

Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI   
Difference: $2,340

Lowest Total Invoice: $28,840

Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI   
Difference: $2,073

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelJettaPassatPassat
Trim2.0T GLIV6 SEV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $27,895 $29,295 $33,995
Base Invoice $26,779 $28,093 $32,601
6-speed automated manual 1,100    
Floor mats 235    
Rear spoiler   375 375
Body kit   1,900 1,900
6-speed automated manual 1,056    
Floor mats 185    
Rear spoiler   300 300
Body kit   1,700 1,700
Options (change) 1,335 2,275 2,275
Options (change) 1,241 2,000 2,000
Destination 820 820 820
Total Price $30,050 $32,390 $37,090
Total Invoice $28,840 $30,913 $35,421

The configured Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan has a 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI trim is $27,895. The features would cost an additional $1,335. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $30,050.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Passat V6 SE trim is $29,295. The features would cost an additional $2,275. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $32,390.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium trim is $33,995. The features would cost an additional $2,275. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $37,090.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Jetta trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Passat trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Passat V6 SE appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan has a 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI trim is $26,779. The features would cost an additional $1,241. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $28,840.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Passat V6 SE trim is $28,093. The features would cost an additional $2,000. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $30,913.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium trim is $32,601. The features would cost an additional $2,000. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $35,421.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Jetta trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Passat trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Passat V6 SE appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Passat V6 SE
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $335
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $480
Model Year201720172017
ModelJettaPassatPassat
Trim2.0T GLIV6 SEV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine210hp I4280hp V6280hp V6
TransmissionS6S6S6
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)24/33 MPG20/28 MPG20/28 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)400, 9?, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18235/45-18235/45-18
Total Price$30,050$32,390$37,090
Adjustments for Features0-2,675-4,950
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$30,050$29,715$32,140
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,425
Total Invoice$28,840$30,913$35,421
Adjustments for Features0-2,553-4,727
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$28,840$28,360$30,694
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,334

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat

Model Year201720172017
ModelJettaPassatPassat
Trim2.0T GLIV6 SEV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed automated manual$1100$1100$1100
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750$750
Cruise control$250  
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100$100
Remote start $150$150
Universal garage door opener $100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0  
Automatic braking, low-speed $200$200
Forward collision warning $200$200
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based  $200
Lane departure warning system  $200
Obstacle detection, rear $300$300
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50  
Rear seat pass-through$100 $100
Exterior 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock $25$25
LED headlights $1000$1000
Power-folding mirrors  $50
Steering-linked fog lights $75$75
Powertrain 
Launch control$100  
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row$50 $50
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Heated second row seats $200$200
Leather seating surfaces  $900
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50$50 
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat$50  
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50 
Memory system, driver seat  $200
Metal pedals$75 $75
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Power recliner, passenger seat  $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Soft-touch instrument panel (optional)$0  
Synthetic leather seating surfaces$0$0 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0  
Total Value of Features$1,925$4,600$6,875
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,675$4,950
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,553-4,727

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat

Model Year20172017
ModelJettaPassat
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase104.4 in110.4 in
Length183.3 in191.6 in
Width70.0 in72.2 in
Height57.2 in58.5 in
Curb Weight3,194 lb.3,481 lb.
Fuel Capacity14.5 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.2 in38.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.2 in56.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in42.4 in
Row 2 Headroom37.1 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.6 in57.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in39.1 in
Cargo Volume15.7 ft315.9 ft3

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