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Toyota Corolla vs. Volkswagen Jetta

When we compare the Toyota Corolla to the Volkswagen Jetta, the Toyota Corolla has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and overall quality score. The Volkswagen Jetta has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Corolla versus the Volkswagen Jetta, the Volkswagen Jetta is a better car than the Toyota Corolla.

Toyota Corolla versus Volkswagen Jetta Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota Corolla ranges from $17,595 to $25,770 while a used Volkswagen Jetta from the same model year range is priced between $18,495 to $28,552. For a new model, the Toyota Corolla's price is between $21,203 and $26,200, with the Volkswagen Jetta priced between $20,260 and $28,280.

Toyota Corolla versus Volkswagen Jetta Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Corolla is 8.8 out of 10 while the Volkswagen Jetta's quality rating is 8.5 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Corolla being ranked 4 out of 51 Best Small Cars and the Volkswagen Jetta being ranked 8 out of 51.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota Corolla’s base engine makes 139 horsepower, and the Volkswagen Jetta base engine makes 158 horsepower. The Corolla is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 502 miles. The Jetta is rated to deliver an average of 34 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 554 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the Volkswagen Jetta has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Toyota Corolla has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

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2022 Toyota Corolla

2023 Volkswagen Jetta

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$21,203 - $26,200

Used Asking Price:

$17,595 - $25,770

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

32.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$20,260 - $28,280

Used Asking Price:

$18,495 - $28,552

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.8 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 51
4 / 51
12 / 51
24 / 51

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 51
7 / 51
8 / 51
8 / 51

Summary Review

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SE Apex, L, XSE, SE, SE Nightshade Edition, XLE, LE, XSE Apex

Trim Levels

1.5T S, 1.5T SE, 1.5T SEL, 1.5T Sport

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

139 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

126 foot-lbs @ 3900 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.048 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

158 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

184 foot-lbs @ 1750 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 38 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

396 / 502 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

29 / 42 / 34

Range (city/hwy):

383 / 554 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.7 inches

Cargo Space:

13.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

88.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

14.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

94.7 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2910 lbs

Width:

70.1 inches

Height:

56.5 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2915 lbs

Width:

70.8 inches

Height:

57.7 inches

Length:

186.5 inches

Wheelbase:

105.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P195/65R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum with painted accents

Tire Size:

P205/60R16