Comparing New Sedans: 2023 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2023 Nissan Sentra

Comparing New Sedans: 2023 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2023 Nissan Sentra

Whether your North County commute starts in Poway, San Marcos, or Escondido, you deserve a fuel-efficient compact sedan that doesn't skimp on performance output or its list of tech features. The 2023 Volkswagen Jetta is the perfect new sedan to jet off with while traveling through North County, but what makes this a better choice than competing cars like the Nissan Sentra? Mossy Volkswagen Escondido provides a full breakdown so sedan shoppers from San Marcos, CA are confident with their decision.

VW Jetta vs. Nissan Sentra Engines

When Escondido, CA drivers jet off down Interstate 15 in a Volkswagen Jetta, they're able to harness up to 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque through a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The standard VW Jetta engine — a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine — still produces more horsepower (158 ponies) and torque (184 pound-feet) than the Nissan Sentra, which outputs 149 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque from its lone 2.0-liter 4-cylidner engine.

VW Jetta vs. Nissan Sentra Performance

By owning a Volkswagen Jetta, Poway, CA drivers can pick their transmission and choose the way they shift gears on North County highways. The VW Jetta offers a 6-speed manual, an 8-speed automatic, and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the Nissan Sentra offers a basic automatic transmission.

Commuters from San Marcos, CA can earn higher fuel economy ratings owning a Volkswagen Jetta, which is rated for 31/42 (city/highway) miles per gallon. The Nissan Sentra earns 29/39 miles per gallon.

VW Jetta vs. Nissan Sentra Interior

Making your way to San Diego from Poway or Escondido? The Volkswagen Jetta gives more space for rear-seat passengers to spread out. There's 37.4 inches of legroom in Volkswagen's sedan, compared to 34.7 inches in Nissan's compact car. Both sedans give San Marcos, CA motorists 14 cubic feet of trunk space.

New Volkswagen Jetta sedans include dual-zone automatic climate control with Climatronic® technology, which the Nissan Sentra can't compete with. The Nissan Sentra and Volkswagen Jetta let Escondido, CA drivers enjoy a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather seating. Volkswagen's sedan tops the Sentra by providing a heated, multifunction steering wheel.

VW Jetta vs. Nissan Sentra Tech

With a larger standard touchscreen measuring eight inches in the Volkswagen Jetta, Poway, CA drivers and front passengers can easily access infotainment and smartphone features through wireless Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ compatibility. The Nissan Sentra's smartphone integration isn't wireless and the standard touchscreen is seven inches.

Nissan's sedan features a seven-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display. The Jetta's VW Digital Cockpit gives Ramona, CA drivers real-time information in high resolution, all displayed on a larger 12.3-inch instrument cluster.

VW Jetta vs. Nissan Sentra Safety

Heading down Interstate 15 from Escondido, CA? The Volkswagen Jetta includes Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and an Active Blind Spot Monitor to match the Sentra's Nissan Safety Shield 360® suite that includes a Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning. The VW Jetta's IQ.Drive® suite gives San Marcos, CA motorists access to additional safety features like Travel Assist, which the Nissan Sentra can't match. The VW Jetta also packages Front Assist, Emergency Assist, and Rear Traffic Alert.

Test Drive a New VW Jetta in Escondido, CA at Your North County Volkswagen Dealer

Each new sedan has a similar starting price, both falling within the $20,000 umbrella. Shoppers from San Marcos, CA and all of North County can select a 2023 Volkswagen Jetta from our new inventory. Customers from Poway, CA and Ramona, CA can schedule a VW Jetta test drive through Escondido, CA by contacting our North County Volkswagen dealership with a call or click.