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 $23,211 $25,070
Corolla APEX SE Manual 29 36 $23,573 $25,460
Corolla APEX XSE CVT 31 38 $26,119 $28,210
Corolla Hybrid LE CVT 53 52 $21,760 $23,500
Corolla L CVT 30 38 $18,830 $19,925
Corolla LE CVT 30 38 $18,866 $20,375
Corolla Nightshade CVT 31 40 $21,365 $23,075
Corolla SE CVT 31 40 $20,718 $22,375
Corolla SE Manual 29 36 $21,365 $23,075
Corolla XLE CVT 29 37 $22,523 $24,325
Corolla XSE CVT 31 38 $23,911 $25,825
Corolla Hatchback Nightshade CVT N/A N/A $20,893 $22,565
Corolla Hatchback SE CVT N/A N/A $20,059 $21,665
Corolla Hatchback SE Manual N/A N/A $19,041 $20,565
Corolla Hatchback XSE CVT N/A N/A $22,790 $24,615
Corolla Hatchback XSE Manual 28 37 $21,773 $23,515
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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
$23,211
$22,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,070
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$418 / 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
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 94.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 185.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
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
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
AS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
AS NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3110 2888
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 140
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 39
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)
3.94 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.8 5.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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