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2022 Nissan Sentra vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Picture of the 2022 Nissan Sentra

2022 Nissan

MSRP*: $19,950 to $22,700
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta

2022 Volkswagen

MSRP*: $20,365 to $28,095
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MPG - City 28 - 29 MPG 29 - 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 39 MPG 40 - 43 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
  • 149-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 158-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic, Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 149 hp 158 hp
Exterior Length 182.7 in 186.5 in
Exterior Width 71.5 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Front 44.0 in
Rear 34.7 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Front 38.5 in
Rear 37.2 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Nissan Sentra, due to its greater 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.

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

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 Sentra will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Jetta.

The Nissan Sentra is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta. The Nissan Sentra is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Jetta, which may make it easier to park.

The Nissan Sentra has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Sentra and the Volkswagen Jetta.