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Toyota Corolla Vs. Volkswagen Jetta: Which Is Better?

Toyota Corolla Vs. Volkswagen Jetta

If your lease is ending, you might be comparing the new 2022 Jetta vs. Corolla differences. Now that you’ve narrowed it down to the Volkswagen Jetta or Toyota Corolla sedans, our team is here to help you compare trim models, performance capabilities, and interior space to decide which new sedan is better for your daily drive. While we’re confident you’ll decide it’s the new VW Jetta, you don’t have to take our word for it. We’ll let the numbers do the talking.

Stop by our dealership for a test drive in the new VW Jetta and decide for yourself. After you get your hands on the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta, we suspect you’ll be picking out a color and applying for one of our VW lease specials at our Fort Lauderdale VW dealer in no time.

Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Jetta: Trim Level Comparison

When examining the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla and deciding on your next new car, a popular place to start is with trim models. For the 2022 model year, both the new VW Jetta and Toyota Corolla arrive in a menu of trim models to shop and compare.

Beginning with the VW vehicle, the 2022 Jetta S comes standard with LED headlights and taillights, App-Connect, blind-spot monitoring, and the VW Digital Cockpit. The Toyota Corolla L also has LED headlights but not taillights.

After the 2022 Jetta S, each trim builds upon the previous trim model, adding features such as a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable driver’s seat, wireless capabilities for compatible devices, and an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system. During your test drive appointment, the Gunther Volkswagen of Fort Lauderdale sales associate joining you on your ride can review these systems with you in greater detail.

VW Jetta Trim Levels Toyota Corolla Trim Levels
S L
Sport LE
SE SE
SEL SE Nightshade Edition
SE Apex Edition
XLE
XSE
XSE Apex Edition

As you can see, the Corolla offers more trim models than the Jetta, which means the Jetta gives you more value for your money. Instead of dividing features among eight trim configurations, the Jetta gives each trim model more items on the window sticker.

Jetta vs. Corolla: Reliability & Performance

While both the new VW Jetta and Toyota Corolla are motivated by four-cylinder engines, one outperforms the other in horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. Any guesses as to which one it is? You guessed it — the VW Jetta beats the Corolla in performance across those categories, and it does so with a smaller displacement engine. When you want more torque and more horsepower, you want the new Volkswagen Jetta.

2022 VW Jetta 2022 Toyota Corolla
Engine: 1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder 1.8L 4-Cylinder
Horsepower: 158 139
Torque (pound-feet): 184 126
Drivetrain: FWD FWD
Est. Combined MPG:1 34 34

Dimensions & Interior Space

Now, let’s compare the Jetta vs. Corolla size. When deciding between the 2022 Toyota Corolla or the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta, your passenger room and cargo space are often determining factors. After all, the interior is where you spend all of your time when driving. You want to be comfortable and have controls within easy reach and made of materials that are pleasant to the touch.

The new Jetta and Corolla are both five-seat sedans, but only one gives you more headroom and trunk space. Once again, the Jetta outperforms the Corolla. The VW Jetta is roughly four inches longer than the Corolla for added room throughout the cabin. If you are interested in a full-size Volkswagen sedan that helps you embrace the road ahead, don’t miss our VW Jetta vs. Passat comparison.

2022 VW Jetta 2022 Toyota Corolla
Number of Seats: 5 5
Front Headroom (Inches): 38.5 38.3
Length (Inches): 186.5 182.3
Width (Inches): 70.8 70.1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Jetta bigger than the Corolla?

When comparing the Jetta vs. Corolla in overall size, headroom, and trunk space, the VW Jetta is roughly four inches longer than the Corolla. In regards to width, both vehicles are approximately the same size, but the VW Jetta has more cargo capacity than the Corolla. The Volkswagen Jetta and Toyota Corolla provide five seats for you and other adults to enjoy comfortably.

Is the Volkswagen Jetta a reliable car?

When you lease or finance a new Volkswagen Jetta, your vehicle is backed by the Carefree Coverage warranty program included with your purchase. This maintenance plan includes Scheduled Carefree Maintenance for the first two years or 20,000 miles and a New Vehicle Limited Warranty for the first four years or 50,000 miles.2 Your new Volkswagen Jetta warranty comes with three years or 36,000 miles of Roadside Assistance and five years of Car-Net Remote Access.2 When you purchase a new VW Jetta, you know you’re getting a reliable vehicle with an impressive warranty.

What is the main difference between the Volkswagen Jetta and the Toyota Corolla?

Thank you for reading our Jetta vs. Corolla review and model comparison. While there are many differences between these two new cars for sale and areas where the VW Jetta beats the Corolla, value for your money is the biggest difference. The Jetta trim models give you more horsepower, cargo capacity, and better highway fuel economy for less money. Choose the new 2022 Volkswagen Jetta.

New VW Jetta Lease Deals

When you’re ready to take home a Volkswagen Jetta, stop by our dealership. If you have a graduate heading off to college or are looking for that first car for the new driver in the family, the new Jetta is the ideal choice. Whatever your vehicle requirements are, let our team know how we can be of assistance. We’re here to serve.

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1EPA estimates only. Your results will vary.


2For complete details, visit www.vw.com/en/carefree-coverage.html

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