Volkswagen Jetta at Riverhead Bay Volkswagen in Riverhead

Comparing the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta and Toyota Corolla

Are you searching for a new sedan to upgrade your work commute and run errands throughout the week? Suppose you're deciding between the Volkswagen Jetta versus the Toyota Corolla. In that case, Riverhead Bay Volkswagen understands the importance of knowing what each model has to offer and their respective value-added features. We know there's work involved when you're searching for your new car, so we've done the work making it easier for you to decide between the VW Jetta and Toyota Corolla models.

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Better Performance in the VW Jetta

If a reliable engine, great fuel economy, and an affordable price are what you're looking for, the 2021 VW Jetta is an excellent option. The VW Jetta and Toyota Corolla models have a similar fuel economy rating of 30 mpg for city driving; however, the VW Jetta achieves 41 mpg on the highway compared to 38 mpg in the Toyota Corolla.

The VW Jetta is equipped with a 1.4-liter inter-cooled turbo I4 engine producing 147-horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque; more powerful than the Toyota Corolla's 1.8-liter regular I4 engine delivering 139-horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. The extra torque in the VW Jetta creates a much more responsive and smoother ride.

Greater Cargo Space and Interior Comfort

Front heated seats are a standard feature in lower VW Jetta trims but only an option in the Toyota Corolla. The cargo storage area in the VW Jetta is 14.1 cubic feet, an extra 1.1 cubic feet more than the Toyota Corolla, and can hold at least an extra small piece of luggage, grocery bags, or other personal items. VW Jetta passengers will enjoy a more spacious interior seating area throughout the cabin, while rear passengers in the Corolla may feel a little more cramped.

The standard technology and navigation features in the VW Jetta and the Toyota Corolla are equivalent and provide passengers with a hands-free onboard communication system, Bluetooth with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot. An extra entertainment perk with the VW Jetta is the standard Satellite Radio feature.

Additional Safety Features with the VW Jetta

Safety components are essential in any new car, and at Riverhead Bay Volkswagen near Smithtown, you'll discover the advantages the VW Jetta has over the Toyota Corolla. Four-wheel ABS and four-wheel disc brakes are standard in both models, plus front, rear, and side airbags. The VW Jetta includes additional rear side airbags as standard safety features over the Toyota Corolla.

Coram drivers will love the Volkswagen Car-Net infotainment system-which includes remote locks, a remote starter, and parked car assist-over the more basic safety system in the Toyota Corolla. Additional standard safety features and highlights you'll find in the VW Jetta include:

  • Anti-lock brakes and Driveline Traction Control
  • Back-Up camera and rear traffic alert
  • Five-star NHTSA overall safety rating

Fuel, Maintenance, and Cost Savings When Owning the VW Jetta

A closer pricing comparison shows a VW Jetta starting price of $18,995 MSRP, compared to the Toyota Corolla's approximate starting price of $20,780 MSRP. The VW Jetta is covered by a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, an additional year, and 12,000-miles more than the Toyota Corolla, which means extra miles before paying for any routine maintenance costs.

Test Drive and Finance a new 2021 VW Jetta in Riverhead

To test drive a new Volkswagen Jetta near Sayville, visit our Riverhead Bay Volkswagen dealership, and preview our new vehicle inventory, which includes various new VW Jetta models. The sales staff and finance center experts at Riverhead Bay Volkswagen near Medford are ready to work with you and make sure you find the right Volkswagen Jetta trim and options.



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1521 Old Country Road
Directions Riverhead, NY 11901

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