How the 2019 VW Jetta Compares to the 2018 Toyota Corolla

Blue 2019 VW Jetta driving on road

Based on style and capability, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Toyota Corolla may seem similar at first glance, but once you dig into the specs, you’ll see how the Jetta stands out. Continue reading for a head to head comparison of these two models.

Why Choose the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta?


The 2019 Jetta is powered by a 147-horsepower 1.4L TSI® 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 6-speed manual transmission that makes every drive unforgettable. On the other hand, the 2018 Corolla pales in comparison with its 132-horsepower engine.

With the available driving mode selection on Jetta, you can choose between Eco, Sport, Normal, and Custom depending on your mood. And with the available Cross-Differential System XDS®, Jetta allows you to maneuver sharp corners and turns with ease.


The Jetta and Corolla both offer a variety of smart technology features, but the Jetta is a few steps ahead.

Sit behind the wheel of the VW, and you’ll notice the available 10” Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which provides high-resolution information about your vehicle as you cruise. The available 8” touchscreen display with Bluetooth® capabilities lets you play your favorite music, make hands-free phone calls, and access real-time traffic reports. It also supports smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. And for those who love to rock out during a long drive, you’ll love the optional BeatsAudio™ sound system.

By comparison, the Corolla offers a proprietary infotainment system without enhanced smartphone integration. The Jetta is the answer if you want the most current connectivity features.


Though the Corolla comes with some active safety features and Toyota’s standard TSS-P technology, the Jetta offers more.

VW makes the Jetta available with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to help you remain a safe distance behind the vehicle in front of you. It also offers available Rear Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Monitor detect objects behind or to the side of you, so that you can safety maneuver while backing up or changing lanes. Finally, available Front Assist includes a Forward Collision Warning system and Autonomous Emergency Braking for the utmost in prevention and mitigation.

The Corolla offers a consistent baseline, but the Jetta delivers everything you need in addition to all the features you expect from a 2019 car.

Find Your 2019 Volkswagen Jetta in West Palm Beach, FL

Are you convinced the Jetta is the right car for you? Find a 2019 VW Jetta for sale in West Palm Beach at Schumacher Volkswagen of West Palm Beach, or check out other new VW cars for sale in West Palm Beach by searching our online inventory.