Deciding between the compact 2020 VW Jetta and the midsize 2020 VW Passat may be a little difficult since each car has many great features. While each is appealing, one is sure to fit your driving style and overall preferences. To see these great cars in person, be sure to visit Kempthorn Volkswagen in Canton today.

A good starting point in comparing these two VW models is with the engines. The 2020 Jetta has two engine options to choose from, one being the standard 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 147 horsepower. The other option is a beefier 228-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Additionally, the base model comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission.

For the 2020 VW Passat, there's only one engine option. This engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that offers 174 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque. While the automatic transmission is optional for the Jetta, the Passat engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and doesn't have an option for manual.

As far as interior space goes, the compact Jetta is understandably smaller and offers slightly less legroom than the Passat, but only by a little over an inch. The trunk of the Jetta provides 14.1 cubic feet of space, which is high for a compact car. The Passat, on the other hand, has 15.9 cubic feet of space.

Each VW model comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included. While the screen size is slightly larger in the Jetta, the standard features in each model are pretty much the same. The difference is that the VW Passat comes with satellite and HD Radio, whereas these features are upgrades for the Jetta.

As for safety, the 2020 Passat comes with more standard safety features than the 2020 Jetta. Standard on the Jetta is a rearview camera. Standard on the Passat is a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Putting the Jetta next to the Passat hopefully helps in choosing which one fits your style and preferences more. Schedule a test drive with Kempthorn Volkswagen today, and be sure to look over our other new inventory, just in case something else catches your eye.

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