Jetta vs Golf – What to Choose?


2017 generations of Jetta and Golf are two compact cars. They have quite different specifications but still there’re some features in common. Since the price range of these vehicles varies, it’s good to know which car is better for you.

Price Comparison

2017 Volkswagen Jetta provides more trim levels than 2017 Golf. Obviously, new generation of Jetta is good for those who want to save some money. For example, its base model costs $17,895 while a standard Golf will cost you $19,895. Speaking of top level trims, the most expensive VW Jetta GLI is around $27,895. Its Golf TSI relative price is $21,595 which less expensive though.

However, if you try to save money, you’ll have to think about the power. With fewer investments, you’ll have a less powerful engine. So, new Jetta is equipped with 1.4-litre engine as standard variant while Golf is based on 1.8-litre engine. Nevertheless, Jetta GLI can be upgraded to a stronger 2.0-litre unit which will cost you extra money. Next 2018 Volkswagen Jetta could cost more.

What You Get

The standard S model of Jetta will get you Day Running Lights which are of LED type. While inside you can use its Composition Color touchscreen with a nice sound system. To monitor the area a rearview camera is provided. When it comes to the standard Golf S, it also gives you an access to the same Composition Color touchscreen with a decent sound system. In differ from Jetta it boasts a steering wheel which is multifunctional. Plus, it includes Car-Net App-Connect technology by VW.

2017 Jetta has this technology too but in a higher trim which is known as SE. Jetta SE also makes it possible to monitor blind spots and gets you a keyless access. You can find the same features in Golf Wolfsburg as well. In differ from Jetta, Golf includes V-Tex leatherette materials used for seating.

Something that you can’t find in Golf is given by top-notch Jetta SEL. This is emergency braking which is autonomous and dual-zone climate control. In addition, you will get Discover Media navigation when buying this model.

Thus, Jetta looks a bit more simple when compared to Golf but it provides more trim levels. While 2017 Golf has less trim levels, it includes a lot of features similar to Jetta.

All in all 2017 Golf is more powerful than 2017 Jetta but it’s of more expensive price. However, Jetta is more flexible in terms of options which you can get owing to wider range of trims. Perhaps, the reason for this is that Jetta is used by big organizations as well as individual drivers.
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