If you're in the market for a compact sedan, you've undoubtedly noticed the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2021 Toyota Corolla. Both vehicles are packed with impressive capabilities and features. So, how will you choose between them?

Drivers in Doylestown, Perkasie, and Furlong, Pennsylvania, can see how these vehicles stack up against each other in this review put together by our team at Fred Beans Volkswagen of Doylestown. Read ahead to get started!

VW Jetta vs Corolla: Performance

Leading the way in the Volkswagen Jetta is a 1.4L Turbo 4-cylinder engine that provides a good mix of power and efficiency. This engine, which pairs with either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission, manufactures a respectable 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. You'll also achieve up to an efficient EPA-estimated 30 city/41 highway MPG.1

The Toyota Corolla is standardly powered by a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine, which comes mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission. This engine only puts out 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque.

VW Jetta vs Corolla: Interior

Inside the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta, you'll have a spacious cabin and five roomy seats. Available in cloth, leatherette, and leather upholstery, the VW Jetta seats are plush enough to be comfortable while also being durable and easy to clean. Additionally, you can opt for heated front seats for even more comfort on cold days. If you have a lot of cargo to bring along, you can count on the VW Jetta and its 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk.

Unfortunately, the interior of the Toyota Corolla pales in comparison. Though its seats are adjustable, the Corolla's cloth or synthetic leather upholstery isn't nearly as nice. Additionally, the Corolla only offers 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, so you may have to leave some things behind.

VW Jetta vs Corolla: Technology

The interior of the Volkswagen Jetta is not only spacious and luxurious, but it's packed with technology features, too. This model offers an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system that goes far beyond the call of duty. Get turn-by-turn directions to all your destinations while also making hands-free phone calls, listening to SiriusXM® with 360L, and staying in the loop with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

As for the Toyota Corolla, you can opt for an Audio Multimedia system with an available 8-inch touchscreen that's similar to the VW Jetta infotainment system. The Corolla, however, just can't match the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit available in the VW Jetta, in which a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster lets you customize what's displayed in high resolution!

2021 VW Jetta vs 2021 Toyota Corolla: The Verdict

Though the 2021 Toyota Corolla is a competent sedan for the average buyer, it's outperformed here by the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta. Drivers around Doylestown, Perkasie, and Furlong, PA, can explore all that the VW Jetta has to offer by visiting Fred Beans Volkswagen of Doylestown. Give us a call today to schedule your test drive!

1 30 city/41 highway mpg (2021 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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