Volkswagen Jetta versus Toyota Corolla

When you're shopping for a new car, it's important to do your due diligence. Sure, a test drive is an important part of the process, but you don't want to go through the hassle of trying to test-drive every single option in an automotive segment -- do you? At Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Chamblee, we think it's a great idea to compare popular models against each other and get a good grasp on which offers you the features and benefits you want most.

When you compare the Volkswagen Jetta to the Toyota Corolla, you're comparing two popular, well-made cars. While visual appeal is clearly a personal preference, there are some fairly significant differences between the two vehicles. One major difference between the two? The Corolla only offers one engine, a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder; the Jetta gives you three turbo-charged options: a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder, a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. No matter which Jetta model you choose, you're sure to enjoy quicker acceleration than the Corolla can muster.

  2017 Volkswagen Jetta                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2017 Toyota Camry

The Jetta features a larger fuel tank capacity, which, when combined with the greater highway efficiency, delivers a highway range that far exceeds the Corolla's. Over the course of a calendar year, the greater range and efficiency can save you up to five trips to the gas station.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta S
2017 Toyota Corolla L
Base Engine
1.4-liter turbo 4-cylinder
1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Base Engine Horsepower/Torque
150 hp/184 lb.-ft.
132 hp/128 lb.-ft.
MPG28 city/40hwy
28 city/36 hwy
Cargo Space
15.7 cubic feet
13.0 cubic feet
Remote Keyless Entry
StandardNot Available

The Jetta's larger trunk space can be increased thanks to a 60/40-split rear seatback, and you can expect to enjoy the latest technological features inside -- including a state-of-the-art infotainment system.

Of course, the only way to truly fall in love with a car is to take it out for a spin. When you're ready to shop our current 2017 Volkswagen Jetta inventory, pop into our showroom at 5901 Peachtree Boulevard in Atlanta.