Compare the Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Passat in Moon Township, PA

Discover How the Jetta and Passat Stack Up Against Each Other at Volkswagen of Moon Township

Shopping for a new Volkswagen in Pittsburgh, PA can be challenging when you don't feel like you have enough information to make an educated decision on the best fit for your needs. At Volkswagen of Moon Township, located at 5252 University Boulevard in Moon Township, PA, we understand that knowledge is power, and we want all our Aliquippa, PA drivers to be able to make informed decisions about their next car purchase or lease. One of the questions we often get at our dealership concerns the differences between the Volkswagen Passat and the Volkswagen Jetta. While both are fine choices, we have decided to stack them up against each other so drivers could decide which one best suited their driving needs.


In terms of performance, both these Volkswagen sedans can provide enjoyable and fun driving experiences.  In order to guide our Sewickley, PA customers into making the best driving decision for their needs, we have put their performance specs side-by-side so drivers could compare.

Volkswagen Passat (pictured left)

  • Standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 174 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque.
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode
  • Available track-inspired paddle shifters

Volkswagen Jetta

  • Standard 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque
  • Standard eight-speed automatic transmission and available six-speed manual transmission
  • Four different driving modes-Eco, Normal, Sport, and Custom

Cabin Space

Beaver Falls, PA drivers who are interested in and are prioritizing cabin space should take note that the Passat is a midsize sedan and the Jetta is considered a small sedan.  That being said, both Volkswagen cars provide North Hills, PA drivers with a spacious and comfortable ride.  Most people will have enough room to enjoy even the longest of rides.  Here are the Volkswagen Passat and Jetta's cabin space specs for you to peruse.

Volkswagen Passat (pictured right)

  • 42.4-inches of front legroom, 39.1-inches rear legroom
  • 38.3-inches front headroom, 37.8-inches rear headroom
  • 56.9-inches front shoulder room, 57.0-inches of rear shoulder room

Volkswagen Jetta

  • 41.1-inches of front legroom, 37.4-inches of rear legroom
  • 38.5-inches of front headroom, 37.2-inches of rear headroom
  • 55.9-inches of front shoulder room, 54-inches of rear shoulder room


Volkswagen is always interested in providing Monroeville, PA drivers with a modern driving experience that is full of the technological solutions they desire. Both the Volkswagen Passat and the Volkswagen Jetta supply drivers with the features they need to take care of their day-to-day driving needs. Both vehicles provide standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. The Passat and Jetta both have many standard and available safety features, including the standard Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning Mitigation with Automatic Emergency Braking, and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert. When you get behind the wheel of one of these Volkswagen vehicles, the luxury features that are available on both cars include heated seats and steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, and remote start.

Pictured Left, Volkswagen Jetta Interior

The Verdict?

Trying to decide between the Volkswagen Passat and the Jetta might come down to what size sedan you need. If you are looking to purchase or lease a small sedan that gives you a good blend of economy and acceleration, you may want to opt with the Volkswagen Jetta. Those who need a midsize sedan that will provide a fun driving experience and a host of standard and available features may want to get behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Passat.

Either way you decide to go, the sales team at Volkswagen of Moon Township, in Moon Township, PA, is here to assist you with making your decision. We can help you look at the options, including the trim level of both vehicles, and get you the answers to your questions so you can make the best decision for your driving needs and budget. Contact a sales consultant at our dealership today to set up a test drive and discover which of these Volkswagen sedans is best for you.

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  • Contact Our Sales Department: 412-203-5617
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  • Tuesday9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday9:00AM - 8:00PM
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  1. Volkswagen of Moon Township

    5252 University Blvd
    Moon Township, PA 15108

    • Sales: 412-203-5617
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