2017 passat

2017 VW Passat

2017 VW Jetta

2017 VW Jetta

2017 VW Passat vs. 2017 VW Jetta

The Jetta and Passat Sedans are star models in the Volkswagen lineup—and with good reason! Affordable, reliable, and loaded with desirable features, the Jetta and Passat are solid picks for all kinds of drivers in and around Signal Hill. So, which model is the better option for you? The compact Jetta offers a fuel-efficient ride yet doesn’t skimp on luxury features and specs. Meanwhile, the midsize Passat cranks power and technology up a notch. We’ve compared the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 VW Passat below to show just what both of these sedans can do!

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The 2017 VW Jetta has a starting MSRP of $17,895, while the 2017 VW Passat is priced at a base rate of $22,440. The new Jetta is available in five trims, and the Passat can be had in seven. If you’re shopping for a new car on a budget, the Jetta may be right for you. Even its range-topping trim, the GLI, is reasonably priced, with a starting MSRP of $27,895. If you don’t mind spending a little extra for additional space and engine power, the new Passat is also an excellent option. Its top-tier trim, V6 SEL Premium, has a base price of $33,995.

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Efficient and fun to drive, the Passat and Jetta take you from point A to point B without the humdrum feel of your average economy vehicle. The midsize Passat S dishes out 170 hp with its base 1.8L 4-cylinder TSI engine. The Passat V6 SEL Premium sports a 280-hp 3.6L V6 FSI engine, promising an extra punch of power on Cerritos roadways. Fuel-conscious drivers will likely find the smaller Jetta more up their alley; its base trim features a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder TSI engine that achieves an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/40 mpg* highway rating.

2017 VW Jetta


No matter the vehicle you choose, you can expect loads of exciting features for your dollar. Both sedans come standard with 16-inch wheels, split-folding rear seats, a rearview camera, and a 5-inch touchscreen. If you opt for the Jetta, you’ll get heated side mirrors at the base level, as well as an optional Cold Weather Package with heated front seats and washer nozzles. The Passat comes equipped with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, and offers an enhanced Technology Package for its top-tier trim, complete with driver memory settings, automated parallel parking, and more.

2017 VW Passat

Compare the Passat vs. Jetta in Person!

The 2017 VW Passat and 2017 VW Jetta are two great options for Huntington Beach drivers of all stripes. Schedule a test drive at Timmons Volkswagen of Long Beach to get a feel for the Passat and Jetta, as well as other comparable models. If you have questions about the Passat or Jetta, contact us at (855) 832-3136, or pay us a visit at 3940 Cherry Avenue in Long Beach, CA.

*2017 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See www.fueleconomy.gov for updated information. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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