2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Toyota Camry

The Volkswagen Jetta has been among the premier compact sedans in its class for a number of years. With the new model year comes a series of upgrades which now allow it to easily punch above its weight classExamining the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Toyota Camry clearly shows where there smaller and more nimble Jetta makes for more than just another option. Being compared to the 2017 Camry does present some problems for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. Volkswagen engineers competently outfitted with 2017 Jetta with more than enough features and technology to make up for any perceived deficiencies.

One of the places where the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is able to surpass the 2017 Toyota Camry is with in-vehicle technology. The proprietary MIBII infotainment system handles all of the usual functions for the audio system and Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone connectivity. Unlike the 2017 Camry, owners who also use the top smartphones from Apple or Android can connect the devices to the MIBII unit, unlocking a new world of applications and functionality. In terms of interior cabin size, the 2017 Jetta is more than capable from keeping pace with the Camry. Both vehicles have very similar sized trunks.

2017 VW Jetta 2017 Toyota Camry
Turbo., 1.4-L, 4-cyl. Engine 2.5-liter, Four-Cylinder
Five-speed manual Transmission Six-speed automatic
28/38 Fuel-Economy 25/35
Yes Smartphone Integration No

Performance of the 2017 Jetta

Comparing the base engine options for the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Toyota Camry will show a disparity in horsepower. It's worth noting however, that the base four-cylinder engine for the Camry is nearly double the size of what is offered by the Jetta. By utilizing turbocharging technology, the 1.4-liter, four-cylinder Jetta engine is able to produce more torque for more lively starts off the line as well as offers better fuel-economy. 

Using the standard five-speed manual transmission with the turbocharged, 1.4-liter engine, owners of the 2017 Jetta can expect to receive 28 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway. Camry owners using the closest comparable equipment, top out Environmental Protection Agency fuel-economy scores of 25 miles per gallon in the city and only 35 miles per gallon on the highway.

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