2023 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2023 Toyota Corolla

2022 Volkswagen Jetta
2023 Volkswagen Jetta


2023 Toyota Corolla
$20,655 MSRP*

Starting Price

$21,550 MSRP
1.5L turbocharged direct-injection TSI® engine

Base Engine

2.0L 4-cylinder
184 lb-ft

Base Torque

151 lb-ft
94.7 cubic feet

Total Passenger Volume

88.6 cubic feet
14.1 cubic feet

Cargo Trunk Volume

13.1 cubic feet
5.5 inches

Ground Clearance

5.1 inches

It’s the battle of the compact sedans with the new 2023 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Toyota Corolla. Both vehicles can be seen all over Kansas City and it’s not hard to see why — they both provide a modest starting price, easy handling, and an inviting interior. However, an in-depth comparison of the two unearths some differences that could be important depending on your driving expectations. With that said, Volkswagen of Topeka is here to help you make an informed decision! Join us below as we compare the pricing, power, and dimensions of the VW Jetta vs. Toyota Corolla.



2023 VW Jetta vs. Toyota Corolla: Pricing

Look around you in Omaha and it won’t take long to spot a Volkswagen Jetta or a Toyota Corolla on the road. These compact sedans have long been top choices for drivers wanting to make a long-lasting investment that offers more for less. But ultimately, the 2023 VW Jetta will save you a little more money with a lower base price that includes sought-after technology like a Blind Spot Monitor with RTA, which costs extra in a base Corolla.

  • 2023 VW Jetta S Starting Price: $20,655 MSRP*
  • 2023 Toyota Corolla LE Starting Price: $21,550 MSRP

2023 VW Jetta vs. Toyota Corolla: Engine Output

It only makes sense to compare the base engine of the VW Jetta vs. Toyota Corolla! Both sedans come out strong, but the Jetta gives you a little more “get up and go” with significantly more torque than the Corolla:

    • 2023 VW Jetta 1.5L turbocharged direct-injection TSI® engine: 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 2023 Toyota Corolla 2.0L 4-cylinder engine: 151 lb-ft of torque

2023 VW Jetta vs. Toyota Corolla: Interior Space

Just because you want a compact sedan doesn’t mean you want your passengers to be fighting for space. Inside the 2023 Jetta, you will find 6.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than in the 2023 Corolla. Plus, the Jetta provides a larger trunk and better ground clearance for navigating St. Louis with ease:

2023 VW Jetta Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Passenger Volume: 94.7 cubic feet
  • Front/Rear Headroom: 38.5 / 37.2 inches
  • Front/Rear Legroom: 41.1 / 37.4 inches
  • Cargo Trunk Volume: 14.1 cubic feet
  • Ground Clearance: 5.5 inches

2023 Toyota Corolla Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Passenger Volume: 88.6 cubic feet
  • Front/Rear Headroom: 38 / 37.1 inches
  • Front/Rear Legroom: 42 / 34.8 inches
  • Cargo Trunk Volume: 13.1 cubic feet
  • Ground Clearance: 5.1 inches

Test Drive the Volkswagen Jetta at Volkswagen of Topeka!

Are you feeling like you need to take the Volkswagen Jetta for a test drive? Contact us to set one up at Volkswagen of Topeka! We’re here to help you complete your VW research and explore the latest new vehicle specials so you can make the best decision for your needs.


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*Starting MSRP of $20,655 for a 2023 Jetta S 1.5L TSI® with 6-speed manual transmission. Price excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
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