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2018 Nissan Altima vs. 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Nissan Altima than in the Volkswagen Jetta, due to the Nissan Altima's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Jetta, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Nissan Altima is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Jetta. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Altima and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan Altima is a little wider than the Volkswagen Jetta, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Nissan Altima, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Nissan Altima doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Jetta.

Handling
The Nissan Altima has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Altima is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Altima and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Nissan Altima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Altima is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta.

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2018 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $23,260 - $33,630

2019 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $18,545 - $26,945
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City MPG: 22 - 27 30
Highway MPG: 32 - 38 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $21,683 - $31,328 $17,802 - $25,867

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.