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2020 Nissan Sentra vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

New 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan
Sentra

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

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MSRP*
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$19,310 to $21,650
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$26,245 to $29,945
Invoice* $18,352 to $20,571 $25,196 to $28,747
MPG - City 28 - 29 25
MPG - Hwy 37 - 39 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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.

*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

Comfort
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.

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 GLI, 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 GLI. 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 GLI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan Sentra is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Sentra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

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

Handling
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.

Performance
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.

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 GLI. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Nissan Sentra as you will in the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Sentra is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.