Compare 2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Toyota Corolla
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
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CVT L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CVT L 30 38 $18,429 $19,500
CVT LE 30 38 $18,472 $19,950
CVT SE 31 40 $20,324 $21,950
Manual SE 29 36 $20,972 $22,650
CVT Hybrid LE 53 52 $21,250 $22,950
CVT XLE 29 37 $22,176 $23,950
CVT XSE 31 38 $23,565 $25,450
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Manual w/SULEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual w/SULEV S 30 40 $17,995 $18,745
Automatic w/SULEV S 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Automatic w/ULEV S 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Automatic w/SULEV SE 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Automatic w/ULEV SE 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Automatic w/SULEV R-Line 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Automatic w/ULEV R-Line 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Automatic w/SULEV SEL 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Automatic w/ULEV SEL 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Automatic w/SULEV SEL Premium 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Automatic w/ULEV SEL Premium 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Automatic w/CWP/SULEV SEL Premium 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Automatic w/CWP/ULEV SEL Premium 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,429
$17,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,500
$18,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65SR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65SR15 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2910 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 540
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
126 @ 3900 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
139 @ 6100 147 @ 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)
33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.48 - 0.40 4.11
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.39
Trans Type
1 6
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.97
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.63
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.36
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.1
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  • All-new 2019 Jetta features new platform & trims
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts available
  • Lease: From $199 per month for 39 months
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
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