2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

If you are looking at a comparison of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2017 Toyota Corolla, then chances are pretty good you have already heard a few things about these two cars. Perhaps you have seen them out in the wild as you are driving about town and have wondered if perhaps one of these compact sedans may be better suited to your needs. If you are thinking of buying a new car that uses fuel in an efficient manner and gets the job done without throwing in a lot of gratuitous bells and whistles, a smaller sedan such as these two is a good option. These kinds of cars can be quite useful for their owners, offering a pleasant experience while saving money both short term and long term. Let’s take a look at these two small sedans, both from worldwide industry giants, a little closer and see which one may be right for you.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Toyota Corolla
28/40 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 28/36 City/Hwy MPG
150 HP Horsepower 132 HP
Standard Rearview Camera Standard
$17,895 Base MSRP $18,500

2017 VW Jetta fuel economy and horsepower

It’s no secret that one of the biggest draws to a smaller car is the fuel efficiency. You want your daily driving to have a smaller impact on your wallet than what might be the case if you were driving a much larger vehicle. So, if you are going to be driving a smaller car, it’s important to make sure you’re really getting a high fuel economy. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta gets an estimated 28 city and 40 highway miles per gallon. The 2017 Toyota Corolla falls short of that with 28 city and 36 highway miles per gallon.

Fuel efficiency is nice, but you do not want that to necessarily come at the expense of engine power. You still want a peppy ride full of enough power to give you peace of mind. The standard horsepower on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is 150, which is significantly more than the standard 132 horsepower found on the 2017 Corolla. Driving shouldn’t just be a mundane task—it should be fun as well, and having more horsepower can make it so.

With both of these models, a rearview camera comes standard, which is a great way to help give you eyes in the back of your head. But with the 2017 Jetta, you get that camera, plus better fuel efficiency and more horsepower, and all for a lower base price.

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2017 VW Jetta steering wheel
2017 VW Jetta interior seats
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