2024 Nissan Sentra vs. 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

Picture of the 2024 Nissan Sentra

2024 Nissan

MSRP*: $21,180 to $24,270
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Picture of the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2024 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

MSRP*: $28,085 to $32,585
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MPG - City 30 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 38 - 40 MPG 35 - 36 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)
  • 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic, Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 149 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 182.9 in 186.9 in
Exterior Width 71.5 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Front 43.8 in
Rear 34.9 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Front 37.9 - 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 GLI 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 GLI.

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 GLI, 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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Sentra is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

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

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

When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Sentra is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

The Nissan Sentra has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 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 GLI.