What's The Difference Between The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta & Passat?

2022 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2022 Volkswagen Passat Comparison in Columbus, OH

Once you've chosen to upgrade your ride to a German-engineered Volkswagen car, the only matter left is to decide which one. The new 2022 VW Jetta is completely redesigned and sporting a new engine while the latest VW Passat is now available in an all-new Limited Edition model that pays homage to the city of Chattanooga Tennessee where it's made. The Volkswagen Jetta is considered a small car, and the VW Passat sits proudly atop the midsize sedan segment. Below, you'll find more details on what separates these two remarkable sedans. Once you have a better idea of which one will best meet your needs and desires, swing by our dealership in Columbus, Ohio for a test drive. We look forward to meeting you at Byers Volkswagen.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2022 Volkswagen Passat Exterior

Sophisticated Style & Generous Features

If you're not familiar with how Volkswagen does things, you're in for a treat whether you choose the new VW Jetta or Passat. Where other brands start with a stripped-down base model, each of these Volkswagen sedans come well equipped with standard features including heated power side mirrors, LED headlights, and LED daytime running lights for added style and safety. The new VW Passat, however, does come standard with a few additional features like heated windshield nozzles and keyless access with push-button start. These features and more are available as upgrades on the new Jetta.

Inside, the first difference you may notice is the space. The new 2022 VW Jetta provides passengers a comfortable 94.7 cubic feet of space, which is generous for this segment. The larger VW Passat comes with 101 cubic feet of passenger space. Naturally, the Passat also has a larger trunk at 15.9 cubic feet compared to a still accommodating 14.1 cubic feet for the new Jetta.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Volkswagen Passat Interior Styles

Intuitive Technology

Touchscreens in the center console have become the standard for modern cars, and Volkswagen models are no exception. However, it's not a standard infotainment system that you'll find in the new VW Jetta and Passat. In the center console of the new 2022 Volkswagen Jetta, you'll find the innovative Volkswagen MIB touchscreen infotainment system on a capacitive touchscreen. In the new VW Passat, you'll find the latest MIB2 system on a similar touchscreen. Perhaps the biggest difference is the digital cockpit that now comes standard in the redesigned VW Jetta.

German-Engineered Performance

The VW Jetta may be considered a small car, but when you get behind the wheel, you'll discover a little car that goes big on performance. Its new turbocharged engine makes a healthy 158 horsepower and 184 lb/ft of torque, which is noticeably more than competing models in this segment. What's even more impressive than the responsive throttle in the new VW Jetta is its fuel economy. This efficient little car is good for up to 43 MPG on the highway and up to 29 in the city.

The new Volkswagen Passat is a bit heavier, and it does start out with a little more power from its larger turbocharged engine: 174 horsepower and 206 lb/ft of torque. While the throttle response is about the same as what you'll find in the Jetta, you may find that the Passat offers a bit more comfort over bumpy roads and around the turns. That's because it's equipped standard with independent multi-link rear suspension while the new Jetta starts out with a torsion beam rear suspension. This is just a preview of the performance waiting for you in these new VW cars, and we invite you to come experience it all firsthand during a test drive or two.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2022 Volkswagen Passat Features

Safety You Can Take Comfort In

When you choose a new Volkswagen, you're choosing one of the safest vehicles on the road. Consider the new 2022 VW Jetta and Passat, for example. They're both fully equipped with all the modern safety technology you'd expect from advanced airbags to sophisticated traction control systems, but that's just the beginning. Both models are also equipped totally standard with the Volkswagen Intelligent Crash Response System that shuts off the fuel pump, switches on the hazard lights, and unlocks the doors in response to certain types of collisions. Front Assist is also standard on both models to help you avoid collisions in the first place. Ultimately, there isn't much light between the new VW Jetta and Passat when it comes to safety.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta vs Passat: Summary

With a starting MSRP of just $20,195, the new 2022 VW Jetta is a great car for taking to college or downsizing your commuter. If you're looking for a little more passenger space and the other advantages that come with a midsize sedan, you may prefer the new VW Passat. Whichever model you choose, we'd love to show you just how easy it is to take it home from Byers Volkswagen in Columbus, OH.

Feature 2022 Volkswagen Jetta 2022 Volkswagen Passat
Starting MSRP* $20,195 $27,295
Standard Horsepower 158 174
Standard Torque 184 lb/ft 206 lb/ft
Fuel Economy (MPG) 43 Highway - 29 City 36 Highway - 24 City
Standard Wheels 16" Alloy 18" Alloy
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam Multilink
LED Exterior Lighting Standard Standard
Passenger Volume 94.7 Cubic Feet 101 Cubic Feet
Trunk Volume 14.1 Cubic Feet 15.9 Cubic Feet
Heated Seats Available Standard

*Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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