As two fuel-efficient, smooth-driving sedans, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and Toyota Corolla are great options for drivers in need of a new car to get them around Newton, Hackettstown, and Sparta on a daily basis.

Which of these two models has all the features and performance you want in your new car? Below, our Volkswagen World of Newton team put the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Toyota Corolla side by side to help you find out.

VW Jetta vs Corolla: Performance

Under the hood of the Toyota Corolla, you will find a 1.8L 4-cylinder, which creates 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque.

In the 2020 VW Jetta, there is a standard turbo engine that provides similar fuel economy but with even greater strength. Packing a serious punch, this 1.4L turbo engine delivers 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. With that extra power comes extra excitement each time you push down on the gas pedal.

Enjoy sharper handling in the Volkswagen Jetta, too, with the available Cross Differential System. This is able to apply braking pressure to the inside front wheel when turning, which results in better handling through every corner.

Personalized to You

One great aspect of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is its ability to automatically tune everything inside your vehicle to your exact liking. With Driver Personalization, the VW Jetta can store up to four different driver profiles.

That means the next time you slide into the driver's seat after a family member has borrowed your car, you can simply select your profile and the Volkswagen Jetta will automatically adjust various settings and systems the way you had them before.

With App-Connect, you can enjoy an even more personalized ride. Just plug in your smartphone and with Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™, you will be able to access your contacts, music library, and various applications. That way, you can keep in touch with family and friends, look up directions, and stream audio during your drive.

While the Toyota Corolla also comes with Apple CarPlay®, it doesn't feature Android Auto™ in any of its trims and doesn't come with the same level of comfort and convenience you'll get with Driver Personalization in the 2020 VW Jetta. 

Volkswagen Jetta vs Toyota Corolla: Interior Space

When looking inside the two cars, you will also notice that the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta provides more room to you and your passengers. Within its cabin, there is 94.7 cubic feet of passenger volume.

Inside the 2020 Toyota Corolla, there is 88.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. When storing items and packing up gear in your trunk, you will also be able to fit more cargo inside the VW Jetta. Its trunk has 14.1 cubic feet of cargo volume, while the trunk of the 2020 Corolla has 13. 1cubic feet of cargo volume.

Ready to Test Drive the VW Jetta?

While the 2020 Toyota Corolla offers a smooth, efficient drive, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is ready to give you a more connected, spirited, and spacious ride throughout the Newton, Hackettstown, and Sparta areas.

Come experience what it's like sitting behind the wheel of the 2020 VW Jetta here at Volkswagen World of Newton. Schedule a test drive with us online or by giving us a call!

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