2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

The VW Jetta has been Volkswagen’s flagship sedan for as long as we can remember – and with good reason, too. Each new Volkswagen Jetta is fully upgraded, updated, enhanced and improved every model year, meaning the lineup never rests on its laurels the way some other sedan lineups throughout the industry are known to do. In other words, the Volkswagen Jetta strives to be the very best every year, and it accomplishes that feat by always giving customers more of what they want.

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta – which we have right here at Vic Bailey Volkswagen in Spartanburg, SC – is the perfect example of this. After an incredibly successful 2017 model year, the new VW Jetta stormed into the 2018 model year with new trim levels, new style features, new engine options and better warranties – all at an incredibly affordable price. This has combined to make the 2018 VW Jetta the perfect choice for anyone in the market for a new compact sedan. Need more proof? Just check out this 2018 Volkswagen Jetta versus 2018 Toyota Corolla head-to-head model comparison.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Toyota Corolla

3 Engine Options 2
150 HP & 184 lb-ft. Standard Horsepower & Torque 132 HP & 128 lb-ft.
210 HP & 207 lb-ft. Max Horsepower & Torque 140 HP & 126 lb-ft.
28/40 MPG Max City/Highway Gas Mileage 30/40 MPG


2018 Jetta: More Engine Choices, More Power and Similar Gas Mileage When Compared to the 2018 Corolla

As you can see in the table above, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta completely outperforms the 2018 Toyota Corolla in pretty much every conceivable way. And it all starts under the hood, where the new Volkswagen Jetta lineup gives you three engines to choose from. The new Toyota Corolla lineup, on the other hand, has only two engines to choose from.

You’re also getting far more power with the 2018 VW Jetta’s engines when compared to the 2018 Toyota Corolla’s engines. The standard engine of the new Jetta lineup offers 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, while the standard engine of the new Corolla lineup offers only 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful 2018 Jetta engine offers 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, while the most powerful 2018 Corolla engine offers only 140 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque.

Now, with such a drastic difference in power, you might think the 2018 Toyota Corolla gets far better gas mileage than the 2018 VW Jetta. That’s not the case, however. In fact, both models can get up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway.

For more on the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta, please contact our friendly Vic Bailey Volkswagen staff in Spartanburg, SC.