2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Nissan Sentra

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Nissan Sentra

For those that don’t want an SUV, there are still major manufacturers that put their best foot forward in the sedan space. Volkswagen is definitely one of them, but is Nissan one of those brands too? Though they make sedans like the Sentra, that sedan can’t hold a candle to the latest Jetta, and we are prepared to prove it with our 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Nissan Sentra comparison.

We respect that you need information to back that claim up, and you can find that below. However if you already know you want a Jetta, and you are shopping in the Elgin, IL area, then check out what Elgin Volkswagen currently has in store for you in our new Jetta inventory. We bet you will be impressed with what we can offer.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Nissan Sentra

30-City / 40-Highway Standard Fuel Economy (MPG) 29-City / 37-Highway
184 Pound-Feet Standard Torque 128 Pound-Feet
Available CD Player Not Available
Standard LED Headlights Available (Low Beam Only)

Which is the better sedan: Jetta or Sentra?

Efficiency is likely important to you, especially if you are looking at a sedan. In that case, the VW Jetta is already coming out on top. With 1 mpg better in the city and 3 mpg better on the highway, you are going to notice fuel savings immediately. Both of these vehicles have a fuel tank at 13.2 gallons, so the Jetta will be able to drive even further on a tank of gas.

What’s absolutely astounding in this comparison is that the Jetta not only gets better fuel economy, but it also has a much stronger standard engine. Under the hood, not only do you have way more torque to play around with, but you also have 147 horsepower in the Jetta compared to 130 horsepower in the Sentra.

Do you have an impressive CD collection? The Nissan Sentra tells you to take it somewhere else. The Jetta welcomes that CD collection with open arms in many of its trim levels. This may seem like a basic feature, but it’s a basic feature you won’t have available to you in the Sentra.

LED headlights are a wonderful thing. They are bright, crisp, and in most cases will never require a replacement. The Jetta comes with LED headlights as a standard feature. The Nissan has LED headlights available only at higher trim levels and only on the low beams. We know which car we would rather drive at night or during the day for that matter.

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