Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 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 Hybrid.
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 Hybrid, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Altima will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Nissan Altima is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Altima does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.
The Nissan Altima has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Altima has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Altima and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan Altima will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.
The Nissan Altima comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.
Compare the 2014 Nissan Altima and the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.
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MSRP*: $22,010 - $30,660
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MSRP*: $25,195 - $31,445
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 2.86%||--|
|City MPG:||22 - 27||42|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 38||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$20,590 - $28,020||$24,187 - $30,187|
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