2024 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Toyota Corolla

You’re in the market for a sleek and sporty new sedan, and we’ve got a great one with the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta. Efficient and elegant, the Jetta isn’t just a car – it’s an experience all its own. However, just how does this excellent piece of German engineering compare to other sedans on the market? How will it hold up if we put it head-to-head against Toyota’s Corolla? Join our team here at Fifth Avenue Volkswagen as we break down the big differences between these two compact cars, and find out which one gets left in the dust.

Engine Performance

The Volkswagen Jetta and Toyota Corolla are pretty comparable when it comes to overall engine performance. Both utilize 4-cylinder engines, both have 50L fuel tanks, and they get nearly identical fuel economy (though, the Jetta is just slightly better in that regard.) On paper, the Corolla offers more horsepower – but 11 additional horsepower isn’t much, and certainly not something the average driver is likely to notice. The Jetta does, however, offer 33 lb.-ft. more torque, meaning it grips the road better for great, quick acceleration. It may be pretty even, but the Jetta still takes the edge.

Interior Space

They say what’s inside matters most, and that’s definitely the case with your vehicle. You want a nice mix of cargo volume and passenger room in your sedan, no matter how “compact” the vehicle is. Both the Jetta and the Corolla are 5 seaters, but the Jetta gives those back passengers more leg room so they don’t feel quite so cramped. Plus, the Jetta’s 2681L of cargo room is over 100L bigger than the Corolla’s, so you can get more of your stuff packed up wherever you need to go. The Volkswagen Jetta simply has more overall interior space than the Toyota Corolla, no matter where you look.


Look, sometimes you want to really feel in control of your drive, and the best way to maximize that performance is with a manual transmission. The sporty 2024 Volkswagen Jetta has a manual transmission option on every single trim level – it’s there if you want it, no matter what. The Toyota Corolla does offer a 6-speed manual transmission, but only on select trim levels.

Visit Fifth Avenue Volkswagen for the 2024 Jetta

The 2024 Volkswagen Jetta is a car we’re proud of, and that shows in every aspect of its design. It’s no wonder it edges out the Toyota Corolla in every category that matters, and we think you’ll agree. Come visit our showroom today, see what it looks like up close, and maybe even test one out to experience what it is to drive a Jetta for yourself!