2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra

Crossover SUVs continue to dominate the U.S. market, but the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is proof that compact sedans aren’t going anywhere. This sporty, sophisticated sedan is fully redesigned for 2019 with more safety technologies, a brand-new SEL Premium trim and a fresh new look.

Volkswagen has also increased the Jetta’s size and has made the sedan longer, wider and taller with athletic styling, a confident stance and a larger grille. These updates translate into more passenger room and an overall more luxurious cabin. To best showcase the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, we have paired it with the 2019 Nissan Sentra.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta SE


2019 Nissan Sentra SV

40 highway, 30 city mpg Fuel economy 33 highway, 27 city mpg
Standard Simulated leather upholstery N/A
Standard Sunroof  Available with optional SV Special Edition Package
Standard LED headlights N/A

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Overall, the two sedans are very similar in size with the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta coming in slightly longer. At the heart of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a 147-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine paired with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Nissan Sentra comes instead with a 124-130-hp (depending on the trim) 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. Higher 2019 Nissan Sentra trims switch out the 1.8-liter engine for a 188-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder.

No matter which engine is at the heart of the 2019 Nissan Sentra, fuel economy figures pale in comparison to the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. Not only that, but car shoppers will find that the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has more premium features to enjoy. The 2019 Nissan Sentra also struggles to overcome an underwhelming engine performance and a vanilla cabin design. Volkswagen’s Jetta, on the other hand, boasts a smooth driving experience, strong fuel economy figures and an easy-to-use infotainment system.

We invite you to compare the two models for yourself with a test drive at New Century Volkswagen! Here you will find a great selection of new Volkswagen Jetta models to choose from. Our dedicated team of experts can answer any questions you might have! We look forward to speaking with you.