2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

Prospective new car buyers in the market for a compact sedan may find it difficult to narrow down the numerous options available nowadays. Before heading to a dealership lot, it’s a good idea to create a list of pros and cons to determine exactly what you’re looking for in your next vehicle. Compact cars have always been a staple in the automotive market because they’re convenient, affordable and fuel efficient.

Our team here at Donaldsons Volkswagen is working to provide drivers with the information they need to make an informed decision when it comes purchasing their next new vehicle. This time around we’re focusing on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and comparing it to the 2017 Toyota Corolla.

VW Jetta Inventory


2017 Volkswagen Jetta S 2017 Toyota Corolla L
1.4-liter I-4 Engine 1.8-liter I-4
28 city/40 hwy MPG 28 city/36 hwy
Standard Remote Keyless Entry Not available
$17,895 MSRP $18,500

Test drive a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in Islip, NY

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta S is set with a smaller, more fuel-efficient engine than the 2017 Toyota Corolla L base model. We’re only going to compare the base models, so it’s important to keep in mind that there are higher models available with more features and additional performance capabilities. Drivers who choose the Jetta will have a five-speed manual transmission, and those who pick the Corolla will have a automatic continuously variable transmission. Overall the Jetta pumps out 150 horsepower, and the Corolla gets 132 horsepower. Both sedans are set standard with front-wheel drive.

Both the Jetta and the Corolla offer seating for up to five with plenty of room for all passengers to find comfort. The Jetta does come out on top with more space in the trunk sporting 15.7 cubic feet of cargo room versus the Corolla with 13 cubic feet. Both vehicles are set with standard cruise control, steering wheel audio controls and daytime running lights. The Jetta comes out on top with standard heated front seats, remote keyless entry and heated door mirrors, which are not available on the Corolla L.

Drivers interested in learning more are welcome to contact our team here at Donaldsons VW for more information. Those looking to get behind the wheel of the VW Jetta can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta front seats
2017 Volkswagen Jetta rear seat
2017 Volkswagen Jetta dashboard
2017 Volkswagen Jetta compact sedan

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