Compare 2021 Toyota Corolla vs 2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Toyota Corolla
2021 Volkswagen Jetta
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APEX SE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla APEX SE CVT 31 40 $23,306 $25,170
Corolla APEX SE Manual 29 36 $23,667 $25,560
Corolla APEX XSE CVT 31 38 $26,214 $28,310
Corolla Hybrid LE CVT 53 52 $21,851 $23,600
Corolla L CVT 30 38 $18,923 $20,025
Corolla LE CVT 30 38 $18,958 $20,475
Corolla Nightshade CVT 31 40 $21,459 $23,175
Corolla SE CVT 31 40 $20,810 $22,475
Corolla SE Manual 29 36 $21,459 $23,175
Corolla XLE CVT 29 37 $22,615 $24,425
Corolla XSE CVT 31 38 $24,005 $25,925
Corolla Hatchback Nightshade CVT N/A N/A $21,033 $22,715
Corolla Hatchback SE CVT N/A N/A $20,198 $21,815
Corolla Hatchback SE Manual N/A N/A $19,180 $20,715
Corolla Hatchback XSE CVT N/A N/A $22,930 $24,765
Corolla Hatchback XSE Manual 28 37 $21,911 $23,665
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R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic 29 39 $22,651 $23,595
Jetta R-Line Manual 30 41 $21,883 $22,795
Jetta S Automatic 29 39 $19,003 $19,795
Jetta S Manual 30 41 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta SE Automatic 29 39 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta SEL Automatic 29 39 $24,715 $25,745
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic 29 39 $26,924 $28,045
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 24 35 $30,283 $31,545
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 24 33 $29,515 $30,745
Jetta GLI S DSG 24 35 $26,059 $27,145
Jetta GLI S Manual 24 33 $25,291 $26,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,306
$22,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,170
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 94.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 185.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
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
P225/40VR18 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
AS NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40VR18 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
AS NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3110 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 4400 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6600 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 5.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.45 1.95
Trans Type
10 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.32
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 2.97
Trans Order Code
NA MS
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 4.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic/CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.8 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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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2021 Toyota Corolla
  • 2021 Corolla is sold out
  • Lease: From $263/mo. (est.)
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR
  • Rebates: Up to $500 off
2021 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2021 Jetta includes a better infotainment system
  • Leases: From $199 per month for 39 months
  • Rebates: Special offers for military, first responders and grads
  • Financing: From 0% APR for 36 months
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