2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2019 Nissan Sentra

Having some difficulty deciding between the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2019 Nissan Sentra? We’ve compared the engine performance, fuel economy ratings and passenger space of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2019 Nissan Sentra to help you decide which sedan is the one for you.

Powering every 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.4-liter engine with 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the 2019 Nissan Sentra’s standard powertrain is a four-cylinder, 1.8-liter engine which only produces 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Jetta is available in five trim levels, including S, SV, SR, SR Turbo, Nismo and SL.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Nissan Sentra

147 Horsepower 124
184 lb.-ft. Torque 125 lb.-ft.
30/40/34 miles per gallon Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy/Combined) 29/37/32 miles per gallon
37.2 in. Rear Head Room 36.7 in.

2019 VW Jetta Efficiency & Comfort

Comparing both sedans’ fuel economy ratings reveals that the 2019 Jetta is more efficient than the 2019 Sentra. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta receives 30 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway, while the 2019 Sentra was only rated for 29 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is also a more comfortable sedan than the 2019 Sentra, especially for taller passengers. The 2019 Jetta has half of an inch more of rear head room than the 2019 Sentra. The 2019 Jetta has an interior volume of 108.8 cubic feet.

Available 2019 Volkswagen Jetta accessories include: Base carrier bars, a cargo box attachment, a Jetta-branded license plate frame, a magnetic pop-in sunshade, all-season floor mats, a spill-resistant trunk liner, side window deflectors, splash guards, a universal tablet holder and a roof basket attachment.