2021 VW Jetta

2021 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla | Compact Car Performance, Comfort, and Tech

Are you searching for a new car and want to know how the Volkswagen Jetta stacks up against the Toyota Corolla? Vorderman Volkswagen understands that car-buyers have many options, making it challenging to determine which vehicle is best. Vorderman Volkswagen in Fort Wayne, IN, has done the research for you to evaluate the differences between the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta and 2021 Toyota Corolla. Call our sales team with questions at (260) 489-7900.

Engine and Performance Specifications

If a strong engine and plenty of standard features are what you're looking for, the 2021 VW Jetta is an excellent option. It has higher fuel efficiency and greater horsepower than the Corolla.

A closer comparison includes the average starting price of $18,995 MSRP, while the 2021 Toyota Corolla has an average starting price of $20,780 MSRP. More engine details are included in the following table:

2021 VW Jetta Vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla
1.4L I4 Engine 1.8L I4
147 HP Horsepower 139 HP
184 lb.-ft. Torque 126 lb.-ft.
30/41 MPG city/hwy 30/38

Comfort and Design

The 2021 VW Jetta and Toyota Corolla include comparable standard features, but the differences make the Jetta stand out. The top differences include:

  • LED headlights are included in both, but the Jetta includes LED daytime running lights
  • Heated front seats are standard in lower Jetta trims compared to an option in the Corolla
  • Cargo storage is a generous 14.1 cubic feet in the Jetta, 1.1 cubic feet more than the Corolla
  • Passengers in the Jetta have more spacious seating, while Corolla passengers are more cramped in the back seat

Safety Features

Safety technology is essential in any new car. However, we're confident you'll prefer the Volkswagen Car-Net® infotainment system, which includes a remote starter, door locking/unlocking, and parked car finder versus the less exciting system in Toyota vehicles. Other safety tech differences include:

  • ABS and Driveline Traction Control are only standard in the Jetta
  • Back-Up Camera and Rear Traffic Alert are standard with the Jetta
  • Only the Jetta has received a five-star NHTSA overall safety rating

2021 VW Jetta for Sale in Fort Wayne, IN

Are you sold on the Jetta for your everyday driving versus the Corolla? Vorderman Volkswagen has an impressive inventory of 2021 VW Jetta to browse and test drive. Contact us at (260) 489-7900 for a test drive and help to select an excellent lease term or low-interest financing.