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2015 Nissan Versa 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 Versa, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Versa will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Jetta you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Versa, due to its tank size and 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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Versa 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 Versa and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Versa is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Jetta, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Nissan Versa is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Jetta, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Nissan Versa 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 Versa 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 Versa and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Nissan Versa has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2015 Nissan
Versa

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MSRP*: $11,990 - $17,590

2015 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $16,215 - $29,280
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.05% --
City MPG: 27 - 31 23 - 31
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 33 - 46
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*: $11,703 - $17,145 $15,567 - $28,109

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