newcars.com®

2014 Nissan Sentra vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
The Volkswagen Jetta requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Nissan Sentra, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Sentra is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Sentra and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan Sentra is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Jetta, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Sentra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta.

Drivetrain
The Nissan Sentra has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Nissan Sentra has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Nissan Sentra has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Sentra and the Volkswagen Jetta. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Nissan Sentra as you will in the Volkswagen Jetta.

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

Watch Video

Compare the 2014 Nissan Sentra and the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2014 Nissan
Sentra

More Details & Photos New 2014 Nissan Sentra
MSRP*: $15,990 - $19,640

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta

More Details & Photos New 2014 Volkswagen Jetta
MSRP*: $15,695 - $29,775
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 27 - 30 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 33 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

**** *****
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

**** ****
Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** *****
Invoice*: $15,590 - $18,521 $15,067 - $28,584

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Nissan Sentra

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.