Compare 2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Toyota Corolla
2018 Volkswagen Jetta
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L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla L CVT 28 36 $17,577 $18,600
Corolla LE CVT 28 36 $17,625 $19,035
Corolla LE Eco CVT 30 40 $17,995 $19,435
Corolla LE Eco w/Package 1 CVT 29 38 $17,995 $19,435
Corolla SE CVT 28 35 $19,022 $20,545
Corolla SE Manual 27 35 $20,152 $21,765
Corolla XLE CVT 28 36 $20,403 $22,035
Corolla XSE CVT 28 35 $21,093 $22,780
Corolla iM CVT 28 36 $18,139 $19,590
Corolla iM Manual 27 35 $17,454 $18,850
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 1.4T S Automatic 28 38 $18,858 $19,645
Jetta 1.4T S Manual 28 40 $17,898 $18,645
Jetta 1.4T SE Automatic 28 38 $21,355 $22,245
Jetta 1.4T SE Manual 28 40 $20,395 $21,245
Jetta 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition Automatic 28 38 $20,491 $21,345
Jetta 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition Manual 28 40 $19,531 $20,345
Jetta 1.8T SE Sport Automatic 24 33 $22,315 $23,245
Jetta 1.8T SEL Automatic 24 33 $25,195 $26,245
Jetta 2.0T GLI DSG 24 33 $28,362 $29,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,577
$18,858
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,600
$19,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Perfectly average in every way, the Toyota Corolla is thoroughly competent, but not at all interesting. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is a competent, comfortable sedan, but it’s light on personality and feels a little old against fresh-faced rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.5 94.1
Second Hip Room (in)
43.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53 -
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
183.1 183.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 10
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65SR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65SR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2840 3009
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.48 - 0.40 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.76 3.23
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.60 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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