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2016 Nissan Sentra vs. 2016 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Sentra 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). 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
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Sentra is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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.

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2016 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $16,780 - $22,170

2016 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $17,680 - $29,280
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City MPG: 27 - 30 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 33 - 40
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
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,357 - $21,063 $16,973 - $28,109

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