The sensibility of a compact sedan draws broad appeal, delivering a competitive marketplace. With such a large selection of compact cars available, shoppers can have a tough time navigating their options. In this 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Toyota Corolla comparison we will look at these two similar models to see if one can edge out the other. Both options come standard with basic features shoppers are expecting in this class of vehicle including cruise control, remote keyless entry, full floor consoles, and steering wheel audio controls.
Value is delivered in each sedan, but the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in Topeka, KS will provide a bit more power and a slightly better fuel economy for a smaller starting MSRP. The base 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2017 Jetta delivers 150 horsepower with 184 pound-feet of torque to the 2017 Toyota Corolla’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder base engine topping out at a slightly less 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Jetta also squeaks past the 2017 Corolla on fuel economy offering 40 mpg highway driving to the 2017 Corolla’s 36 mpg highway driving.
In the compact sedan market drivers are often forced to sacrifice on space, but this is where the 2017 Jetta shines. While seating capacity is at an equal five total seats for both vehicles, the 2017 VW Jetta provides a roomy interior and cargo space capacity that rivals not just the 2017 Toyota Corolla but most other compact sedans currently available on the market. The 2017 Corolla will provide a respectable and expected level of comfort for passengers riding in rear seats, with improvements including a flattened floor section giving the middle passenger increased legroom. Passengers in the 2017 Jetta, however, will really appreciate the ability to stretch out in an expansive backseat. The 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space available on the 2017 Jetta will also exceed expectations for shoppers in the compact sedan market.
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