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2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Nissan Sentra 

All-new for 2019, the Volkswagen Jetta launches its 7th generation with a fresh redesign and enhanced feature lineup that give the conservative sedan an upscale appeal. See how the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta stacks up against the competition when it goes up against the 2019 Nissan Sentra in this comparison. 

From the get-go, the Jetta S kicks off the lineup with a base trim level that’s far from basic. The model harnesses a spirited 147-horsepower 1.4-liter DOHC engine. The Jetta also saves more money at the pump, flaunting a fuel economy rating of 30 city / 40 highway compared to the Sentra’s 29 city / 37 highway. 

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Nissan Sentra


Starting MSRP $19,375 

30 city / 40 hwy 

Fuel Economy 29 city / 37 hwy 
147 hp / 184 lb.-ft. Horsepower / Torque 124 hp / 125 lb.-ft. 
72 months / 72,000 miles Basic Warranty 36 months / 36,000 miles

Comparing the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Nissan Sentra 

Volkswagen wanted to give the Jetta a premium look without the overbearing flash, and they hit the bullseye with this redesign. The sedan features a timeless exterior design with clean lines and creases that add a touch of intrigue. The sleek style carries into the cabin, where you can find a collection of nifty features not found in the Sentra, including the available panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting and ventilated seats. The Sentra’s cabin does the job but comes across as bland with a generic interior that offers little visual intrigue. 

Perhaps one of the most striking qualities of the Jetta is its tech-savvy interior. The Jetta comes equipped with a 6.5- to 8-inch touchscreen depending on the trim level with standard Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink integration. Measuring more than 10", the available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit replaces the clunky instrument cluster. You can customize what’s displayed, from speed, estimated fuel economy and travel time to route guidance, assistance systems and elevation.  

On top of it all, the Volkswagen 72-month/72,000-mile warranty offers 2 times the coverage compared to Nissan’s 36-month/36,000-mile warranty. The warranty even transfers between owners at no extra cost, showing that Volkswagen vehicles are built to last.