2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra

Now that the all-new Volkswagen Jetta is available at the Spitzer Volkswagen showroom, the dealership’s team of product experts feel that this signals a new era in the compact sedan segment of the automotive industry. A comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra will very clearly illustrate the leaps forward VW has made with the latest version of the compact sedan. For the new model year, the 2019 Jetta has been completely redesigned around the manufacturer’s award-winning MQB architecture. In addition to giving the new Jetta a bolder presence on the road, the global chassis architecture allowed VW designers to make the compact sedan longer, wider and taller with compromising the vehicle’s world-class fuel economy scores. Customer of Spitzer Volkswagen who would like to schedule a test drive with the 2019 VW Jetta can make an appointment today by calling, 877-305-7947.

It’s really no longer unique that an automaker includes smartphone application compatibility with their respective infotainment systems. However, buyers who choose the all-new 2019 VW Jetta over the new 2019 Sentra will have more trim grades to choose from with this capability. Yes, both compact sedans offer smartphone compatibility, however, only the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta makes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available across its entire lineup. Additionally, the 2019 Jetta offers the option to upgrade its infotainment system to be operated on an 8-inch touchscreen interface on upper trims while 2019 Sentra owners will only have a 7-inch screen to use. Buyers searching through the compact sedan segment who are looking for a more refined experience will want to consider the 2019 Jetta over the 2019 Sentra. Select versions of the Jetta feature an array of 10 LEDs that can change the ambient lighting in the sedan.


2019 VW Jetta


2019 Nissan Sentra

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.8-L, 4-Cyl.
147/184 Horsepower/Torque 124/125
30/40 Fuel Economy 27/35
Six-speed manual Transmission Six-speed manual


Performance Specs

When it comes to a comparison of performance and efficiency scores of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and 2019 Nissan, the all-new VW vehicle is the clear winner. All five 2019 Jetta trim grades come with a turbocharged, 1.4-liter, inline four-cylinder engine under the hood. Buyers can choose to have it attached to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of how the powertrain is equipped, the 2019 Jetta will produce 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. On the Nissan Sentra side, those drivers will use a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine with a maximum output of 124 horsepower. Furthermore, even with such a disparity in power output, the 2019 Volkswagen is able to record significantly better fuel economy scores than its Nissan rival.



An interior photo of the ambient lighting system and other technology used in the 2019 Jetta.
A left profile photo of the 2019 VW Jetta parked in front of a building.
Another interior photo showing the digital cockpit display in the 2019 VW Jetta.
A front left quarter photo of the 2019 VW Jetta in motion on the road.