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Redefine your driving reality with the family-sized performance and sophisticated amenities of the all-new 2019 VW Jetta and 2019 VW Passat. Both vehicles are great options when it comes to your performance and comfort, but what are the differences between the Jetta and Passat?

Read through this model comparison crafted by the experts at Team VW in Merrillville, IN, to determine which model is the best for you. Be sure to scroll through our Jetta inventory and Passat inventory to find your ideal model today. For extra savings, browse through our current VW special offers and pair one with your favorite model today. If you have any questions, please call Team VW at (888) 824-9854 and we will be ready to assist you.

For the purpose of comparison, we will take a look at the differences between the 2019 VW Jetta SEL Premium, starting at $27,695 MSRP, and the 2019 VW Passat SE R-Line, starting at $29,995 MSRP. 



Check out how the power and performance of the 2019 Jetta and Passat stack up against each other in the table below:

A black 2019 VW Jetta

2019 Jetta

Engine: 1.4L TSI® Turbo

Horsepower: 147hp

Torque: 184 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/hwy): 30/40

A silver 2019 VW Passat

2019 Passat

2.0L TSI® Turbo

Horsepower: 174hp

Torque: 184 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/hwy): 25/36

The interior of the 2019 VW Passat


The 2019 VW Jetta SEL Premium and 2019 VW Passat SE R-Line are both equipped with Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control, a remote start system, and ambient lighting. The Jetta is also available with a heated steering wheel to ensure warmth on those cold winter says. Additional features found in the VW Jetta are listed below.

  • Leather seating
  • Six-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat with center armrest
Driving mode selection on the 2019 VW Jetta


The 2019 VW Jetta SEL Premium and 2019 VW Passat SE R-Line are both situated with Volkswagen Car-Net® App Connect and Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices. The Jetta touts a BeatsAudio® sound system while the Passat has the Fender® Premium Audio System. View additional technological amenities equipped in the 2019 VW Jetta below.

  • Volkswagen digital cockpit
  • Discover media touchscreen sound system with 8-in. color display
  • Driver personalization
  • One front USB data port and one USB charging port



Are you in the market for a sleek and stylish sedan that also provides safety for you and your passengers? Volkswagen is committed to your safety and security through thoughtful design of both active and passive features in both VW vehicles. View these systems in the list below:

  • Rear traffic alert
  • Rear view camera system
  • Electronic stability control
  • Advanced airbag systems
  • Intelligent crash response system 
  • Lane keeping assist
The VW intelligent crash response system

Special Offers

If you're in the market for a new Volkswagen, but aren't exactly sure how you're going to pay for it, not to worry! Team VW has a plethora of competitive VW special offers and Jetta lease deals available for a limited-time-only. If you have any questions during your purchase, please call our Team VW specialists at (888) 824-9154 or fill out our online form.

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