Comparing the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla

Jetta is German for jet stream. The jet stream is defined as a narrow variable band of very strong predominantly westerly air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth. And like its namesake, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta offers a strong current inside the compact car class.


The Volkswagen Jetta offers a comfortable interior, paired with a smooth ride. Considered to be more upscale and fun to drive than others within the compact car class. And the 2020 version offers some brand-new convenience features, sure to improve and enhance anyone’s lifestyle. New in 2020 are; WiFi hot spot, Cold Weather package in SEL trim, wireless device charging in SEL and SEL Premium trims.


Both the 2020 Jetta and the 2020 Toyota Corolla rank as two of the most popular vehicles within the compact car class. New car buyers should compare the available features, price and overall comfort of these 2020 models and decide which one best fits their style and needs.


Let’s take a deeper look at the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta.


Is the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta a Good Car?

Good is an understatement. Think versatility. The Jetta gets great fuel economy, provides a smooth ride, is equipped with a user-friendly infotainment system, and has excellent trunk space for a small sedan. The engine inside this Jetta is anything but subpar, compared to its rivals. Drivers will enjoy both a more engaging driving experience and a more luxurious interior.


Under the Hood & Performance

Under the hood, you will find a 147-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with solid power. If you prefer a little more power, consider moving up to the GLI trim. The GLI trim features a 228-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. Either trim offers more than enough power to handle Interstate 81 without any trouble. You won’t find a turbo available on the Corolla.


The official fuel economy for the 2020 base Jetta has not been released, as of the date of this writing. However, drivers can expect to see around 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, similar to the 2019 Jetta.


The perfect balance of power and handling gives the Jetta the ability to handle the winding roads of Central, PA with extreme confidence. You will see very little rolling around turns, keeping you safe, especially during those cold and icy winter months.


What’s on The Inside?

The 2020 Jetta has the ability to seat five people in two rows. The seats are both comfortable and supportive with plenty of space for adults in either row. Comfort, support and additional space will really be appreciated on those long drives from Harrisburg to Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania.


Inside the cabin, you will find soft-touch materials. Cloth upholstery and adjustable driver’s seat come standard. If you prefer a leather interior, that is an available optional feature.


Volkswagen continues to lead the market with an easy to use infotainment system that features both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration technology. Best yet, this feature comes standard in the Jetta.


The infotainment unit features a 6.5-inch touch screen that is extremely responsive. The integrated physical controls are nicely arranged and easy to reach on the center console.


Your ears will love the eight speaker BeatsAudio sound system with HD Radio and Satellite Radio. Not only can you listen to Howard Stern, ESPN Radio and E! Entertainment, but you will be able to do so in crystal clear audio.


The 2020 Jetta comes standard with Bluetooth and two USB ports. Upgradable options include an 8-inch touch screen and navigation.


The Jetta has 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to the 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space inside the Corolla. That’s an excellent amount of space for a compact car. And if you need to get larger items into your vehicle, you will appreciate the 60/40 split folding rear seats that comes standard.


Is the Jetta Safe?

Driver and passenger safety are of the utmost importance at Volkswagen. Volkswagen has spared no expense and taken no short cut to ensure that. This is not just spoken in word, but in fact. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2020 Jetta an overall safety rating of five out of five stars. Five stars were given to the side crash test and four stars in the frontal crash and rollover evaluations.


To help maintain your safety, every Jetta comes standard with a rearview camera. In addition, there are available advanced safety features including; lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and automatic high-beam headlights.



The Verdict Is In

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta shines brighter than most of its matte finished competitors. Its smooth ride and advanced technology help give the Jetta an upscale feel against many of its competitors. Don’t just take our word for it, the proof is in the numbers. Sales of the Jetta rose rapidly in 2019, as dealerships across the nation saw an uptick of 10.6% in Jetta sales, pushing the Jetta to the top half of the compact car segment.

So, get in, just go and enjoy the journey.

Verdict: Betta. Getta. Jetta.


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