2019 Volkswagen Jetta S vs 2019 Toyota Camry L

19 Jetta vs 19 Camry

Finding a good sedan is tricky. Or rather, picking which sedan you want from multiple great choices is tricky. Each has their own pros and cons that need to be considered. Let us help with that.

We compared two base model sedans—the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S and the 2019 Toyota Camry L—side-by-side in order to help you determine which is the better value.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta S


2019 Toyota Camry L

$18,745 MSRP $24, 095
1.4T-turbocharged inline 4-cyl Engine 2.5L inline 4-cyl
147 hp / 184 ft-lbs Horsepower / Torque 203 hp / 184 ft-lbs
FWD Drivetrain FWD
6-speed manual or 8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission 8-speed shiftable automatic
30 / 40 / 34 mpg Fuel Economy 29 / 41 / 34 mpg

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Better Tech

Do you have a smartphone? We thought so. Want to use it with your car? We thought so. Well, the Camry only has Apple CarPlay™, so if you have an Android, you’re out of luck. The Jetta has both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto. The Camry has a wonky navigation system; if you want to use navigation, you are forced to pair your phone with the Entune app and then use the Scout GPS Link app. If you forget your phone (or it’s dead) and you need navigation, you’re out of luck. On the other hand, the Jetta built-in nav system is intuitive and clean. If you decide against the the built-in option, you can easily access navigation through Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto.

The People First Warranty

Volkswagen has the best warranty in the industry. It includes 6-year / 72,000-mile basic coverage, 6-year / 72,000-mile drivetrain coverage, and 3-year / 36,000-mile roadside assistance. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. Here’s the Toyota warranty for comparison: 3-year / 36,000-mile basic coverage, 5-year / 60,000-mile drivetrain coverage, and 2-year / unlimited-mileage roadside assistance. Unless you commute incredibly long distances or take many road trips a year, then that ‘unlimited-mileage’ clause may as well read ‘24,000-mile’.

Interested in testing out a Jetta for yourself? Call or message us. We’d be happy to schedule a test drive or just chat.