Compare 2021 Nissan Sentra vs 2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Nissan Sentra
2021 Volkswagen Jetta
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,495 $19,460
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,713 $21,800
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,499 $20,520
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R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic 29 39 $22,651 $23,595
Jetta R-Line Manual 30 41 $21,883 $22,795
Jetta S Automatic 29 39 $19,003 $19,795
Jetta S Manual 30 41 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta SE Automatic 29 39 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta SEL Automatic 29 39 $24,715 $25,745
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic 29 39 $26,924 $28,045
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 24 35 $30,283 $31,545
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 24 33 $29,515 $30,745
Jetta GLI S DSG 24 35 $26,059 $27,145
Jetta GLI S Manual 24 33 $25,291 $26,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,495
$22,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,460
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Nissan Sentra has a sleek shape and a more refined ride, which makes it a better value than in the past. The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a no-frills compact with good value. Saving money never goes out of style.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 94.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54
Front Leg Room (in)
44 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.8 105.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 14.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.5
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3036 2965
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4400 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 6400 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.10 3.32
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.80 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA MS
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 5.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2021 Nissan Sentra
  • 2021 Sentra features automatic emergency braking
  • Lease: From $189 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: No special offers this month, which is unusual
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months
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2021 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2021 Jetta includes a better infotainment system
  • Leases: From $179 per month for 39 months
  • Rebates: Special offers for military, first responders and new college grads
  • Financing: From 0% APR for 60 months
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