2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

If you’re on the hunt for a sedan that can handle your daily work commutes or weekend adventures around West Valley, Murray City, or Orem, then we have good news for you! The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and 2018 Toyota Corolla are front-runners in many categories like design, performance, entertainment features, and more.

In this comparison, you’ll get a taste of just a few of these elements, starting with a brief overview of what these two models offer…


Volkswagen JettaThe 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and 2018 Toyota Corolla have a lot in common. They’re both equipped with four doors, five seats, 94+ cubic feet of roomy passenger space, and a variety of trim levels to choose from. With six trim levels each, you’ll be able to customize both the Jetta and Corolla to perfectly align with your wants and needs.

One bonus feature that you’ll enjoy in the Jetta is its 15.7 cubic feet of maximum interior cargo volume. This compares to the Corolla’s 13 cubic feet of maximum interior cargo volume. Use that extra 2.7 cubic feet to fit groceries, backpacks, or luggage.

This 2018 Volkswagen Jetta review is brought to you by the team at Volkswagen SouthTowne, and will give you a closer look at what this sedan has to offer, so you can decide if it’d be a good fit for your driving needs.

VW Jetta vs Toyota Corolla: Engine Performance

In the 2018 VW Jetta, you’ll have the choice of three engines: the standard 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder, the available 1.8L TSI® turbocharged 4-cylinder, and the available 2.0L TSI® turbocharged 4-cylinder. You also have the choice between a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

While the 2018 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a standard 2-speed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), you’ll still get better mileage in the Jetta. You’ll get an impressive EPA-estimated 40 highway MPG with the Jetta standard mechanical configuration.1 The Corolla, meanwhile, achieves an EPA-estimated 36 highway MPG.

Volkswagen Jetta InteriorAdditionally, you’ll only have one engine to explore in the Corolla. The 1.8L 4-cylinder engine puts out 132 horsepower, which can’t compare to the Jetta standard 170 horsepower.

2018 Jetta vs 2018 Corolla: Media & Technology

As competitively forward-thinking sedans, the VW Jetta and the Corolla are equipped with feature-packed infotainment systems. With both standard infotainment systems, you’ll have a clear, color touchscreen display, Bluetooth® audio streaming capabilities, and rearview camera integration.

In the 2018 Jetta, you’ll have a few additional features included in the infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Plug your compatible smartphone in and turn your infotainment screen into a big smartphone hub that gives you access to phone calling, text messaging, and all the apps you love.

Unfortunately, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ aren’t offered at all in the Toyota Corolla.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla: Which One?

In this comparison, you discovered what makes the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Toyota Corolla stand out from their competitors. However, we at Volkswagen SouthTowne believe that the Jetta can offer an enhanced experience for drivers in West Valley, Murray City, and Orem.

To experience the Jetta efficient power, extra interior cargo space, and smartphone connect-ability firsthand, give us a call today. We’d be happy to schedule your test drive for you!



1. Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.