2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Nissan Sentra
2020 Volkswagen Jetta 2020 Nissan Sentra
  184 lb-ft 146 lb-ft
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  Standard Available on other styles
Alloy Wheels
  Standard Available on other styles
Basic Warranty
  4 yr./50,000 mi. 3 yr./36,000 mi.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Nissan Sentra

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a charismatic small sedan with a distinctly European vibe. The Jetta ranks #5 in its class for its combination of good looks, numerous standard features, and power. The Jetta competes with several other vehicles, including the 2020 Nissan Sentra. The Jetta, however, excels in several key areas, including its smooth ride, power and handling, and exceptionally spacious cabin. The Volkswagen Jetta was redesigned in 2019, bringing a dose of style and fresh new technology to its class. Wireless device charging is standard, and a six-speed manual transmission is now offered. The Nissan Sentra lacks the same smooth ride that the Jetta offers, and its interior has less high-end materials and less space.


All trims of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta have the same engine, and they all come standard with front-wheel drive. The engine that powers the Jetta is a turbo four-cylinder with a peak power output of 147 horsepower. The engine comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission on most trims, although you now have the option of a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic with the S trim and the R-Line. The Nissan has a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, but it only comes with one continuously variable automatic transmission. No manual transmission is available for the 2020 Nissan Sentra.


The base Jetta is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights that give the vehicle visibility and style. Heated mirrors are an added bonus. Heated windshield washer nozzles are offered on the second trim, while the R-Line gets its own custom sporty details including a sporty rear bumper and black exterior accents. The Nissan Sentra has 16-inch steel wheels on the base model. You have to upgrade for amenities that are standard on the Jetta such as LED lighting. Heated mirrors are not offered on the Nissan.


The Volkswagen Jetta comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display. The infotainment screen supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and smartphone integration. You'll get dual USB charging ports, too. A panoramic sunroof is standard beginning with the second trim. Additionally, the second trim adds heated front seats and keyless entry. The SEL adds a wireless charging pad, and the top trim gets leather seats. The Nissan Sentra does not offer a panoramic sunroof, and you have to select a package to get heated front seats and leather upholstery, which are standard features on the Jetta.

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