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2015 Nissan Altima vs. 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Nissan Altima, due to its greater 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Altima as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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
Since the Nissan Altima is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Altima transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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 has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Jetta. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Nissan Altima as you will in the Volkswagen Jetta.

Warranty
The Nissan Altima comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta.

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2015 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,300 - $31,950

2015 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $16,215 - $29,280
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 - 27 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 32 - 38 33 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,867 - $29,531 $15,567 - $28,109

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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