2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 VW Jetta

Entering the automotive market for a new sedan can be quite the challenge because it’s one of the most popular segments in the industry. It seems as if the options are endless and that can make it difficult to narrow it down to the perfect fit. Our team here at Magnussen’s Toyota of Palo Alto is working to provide drivers with the information they need to make a good decision for their next vehicle purchase.

This time around we’re focusing on the 2017 Toyota Corolla and showing drivers how it compares to the popular Volkswagen Jetta. We’re going to highlight features and performance capabilities. Let’s dive in for more!

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2017 Toyota Corolla L 2017 VW Jetta 1.4T S
1.8-liter I-4 Engine 1.4-liter I-4
Standard Automatic Headlights Not available
97.5 cu. ft. Interior Volume 94.1 cu. ft.
6 Number of Speakers 4

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As we can see from the chart above, the 2017 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 VW Jetta offer similar performance capabilities, sizing and features across the board. It’s important to note we’re comparing the entry level base models for both the Corolla and the Jetta. Keep in mind there are additional trims with more features and varying capabilities.

When it comes to safety, both the Corolla and the Jetta are designed to keep drivers and passengers protected at all times. Both models are set standard with anti-theft protection, child safety door locks, low tire pressure indicators and stability control. The Corolla has standard front knee airbags that are not available on the Jetta.

Both vehicles come with a plethora of features including a CD player, cruise control, backup camera and steering wheel mounted controls. The Corolla comes out on top with standard Bluetooth, voice activated controls and a remote fuel filler door release, which are not available on the Jetta.

Those interested in learning more are welcome to contact our team here at Magnussen’s Toyota of Palo Alto. Drivers can get behind the wheel of the Corolla by scheduling a test drive online.

2017 Toyota Corolla front grille
2017 Toyota Corolla seating
2017 Toyota Corolla dashboard
2017 Toyota Corolla rear view

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