Drivers conscious of their vehicle’s fuel economy are more likely to turn to smaller vehicles such as a traditional compact sedan. These cars offer plenty of space for the average five passengers, but they’re smaller than the average sedan, so they usually get better gas mileage. Our team here at Serra Toyota has been focusing on how the Toyota Corolla stands up against its competition, and today we’re going to put it up against the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta.
To keep the comparison even, we’re focusing on the base models for both of these compact sedans. The 2016 Toyota Corolla L does offer a lower starting price point than the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Sport. Both offer manual transmission options, but we’re going forward with the automatic transmissions this time. Since they’re set with similar sized engines, they offer quite comparable fuel economies.
|2016 Toyota Corolla L||VS||2016 Volkswagen Jetta Sport|
|1.8-liter 4-cylinder||Engine||1.8-liter I-4|
|4-speed automatic||Transmission||6-speed automatic|
|27 city/36 hwy||MPG||25 city/36 hwy|
|Standard||Automatic Headlights||Not available|
Let’s take a look into the specific dimensions for both the 2016 Toyota Corolla L and the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Sport. Drivers won’t be able to tell much of a difference when it comes to the overall height and length for these compact sedans. The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta does offer slightly more cargo space with 15.7 cubic feet compared to the Corolla with 13 cubic feet. However, the Corolla offers more legroom for both front and rear seat passengers as well as overall interior volume.
Safety features are abundant with both of these compact sedans. The Corolla and the Jetta are set standard with anti-theft protection, brake assist systems and electronic traction control. The Corolla comes out on top with standard front knee airbags and automatic headlights, which are not available on the Jetta. When it comes to standard convenience features, both have power mirrors, locks and windows as well as a rear split folding bench, steering wheel mounted controls and Bluetooth. The Corolla is also set with a remote fuel filler door release and front bucket seats that are not available with the Jetta.
Those interested in learning more about what the 2016 Toyota Corolla has to offer are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel can do so by scheduling a test drive online.