2019 Toyota Corolla vs. 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Toyota and Volkswagen are two of the most popular car brands in the world. If you are looking to choose between the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Toyota Corolla, this comparison will give you a clear understanding of why Toyota is a recommended choice.

Design & Style

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a 4-door sedan that can seat up to 5 people and has supportive front seats. The rear seats have sufficient headroom, but legroom may be cramped for taller passengers. There are 2 complete sets of LATCH connectors for the installation of car seats. The interior quality is pretty nice, but not something that will blow you away. It features plenty of premium materials and some hard plastics as well.

Both the hatchback and sedan body style of Toyota Corolla can seat 5, with ample space across both the rows. The sedan is comparatively roomier than the hatchback. For its debut version, the Corolla hatchback is worth all the appreciation for its top-notch materials and a straightforward layout. There are little to no lower-grade materials inside the cabin.

Technology & Safety

Some standard features in the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta include the MIB II infotainment system with VW Car-Net App-Connect, Bluetooth, USB port and 4 speakers. It includes connectivity options like MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There's a bit of learning curve with the system, while the dash controls can be a long reach for tall drivers. It comes standard with a rearview camera, while other advanced safety features are optional.

The 2019 Toyota Corolla comes equipped with an Entune system that features voice recognition, USB port, Bluetooth, 6 speakers and a 6.1-inch touch screen. The new hatchback model comes with an Entune 3.0 infotainment system, which comes with an enhanced interface, Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay and 6 speakers. Some standard safety features include a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning.


The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta comes standard with a 147 HP, turbo 4-cylinder engine that is decent enough but doesn't provide quicker acceleration like other rivals. It rolls too much around turns and is not good at handling winding roads. The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a better choice in this context. It comes with a 4-cylinder engine that has enough power to move the vehicle smoothly even at top speeds. It also has one of the highest fuel economy ratings among compact cars.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta feels a but different after its redesign, but it does not quite stand out in this segment of compact cars. It may have a few praiseworthy attributes, but you have a better option in the 2019 Toyota Corolla.

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