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 Troy, MI

The Volkswagen Jetta is one of the most popular and recognizable sedans on the market, and for good reason. The Jetta has historically earned a reputation for being fun to drive and filled with options for a custom finish. The latest Jetta in 2020 builds on that reputation with even more notable features such as more standard technology and a more luxurious appearance due to the fact that it was recently redesigned in 2019. The Jetta competes with several other vehicles, including the 2020 Nissan Sentra. The Nissan Sentra, compared to the Jetta, doesn't have the same exciting ride or smooth ride quality. Additionally, it offers fewer standard features and does not quite pull off the same distinctive and luxurious exterior appearance that characterizes the Jetta.

Performance & Handling

One engine is standard on the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, but you have a choice of drivetrain for a personalized ride. The Jetta is powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine with a four-cylinder configuration. The engine for the Jetta delivers 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain on the Jetta, but you have a choice of several transmissions. An eight-speed automatic is standard on most trims, but you can get a six-speed manual on the S and R-Line editions. The 2020 Nissan Sentra has a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, which delivers 149 horsepower but only 146 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with front-wheel drive, but you don't have the option of choosing a transmission with the Nissan, which is only configured with one automatic transmission.


The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta has a luxurious and contemporary exterior with alloy wheels starting with the base trim. The Jetta also comes standard with LED lights, which are not available on the base Nissan Sentra trim. Chrome accents are added to the higher-end Jetta trims, while the R-Line gets its own custom appearance complete with glossy black exterior accents and larger wheels. Heated windshield wiper nozzles are standard on the Jetta. The Nissan Sentra comes standard with steel wheels. It doesn't add LED lights until further up the line. Its appearance is more mediocre overall with less trim-specific styling features.


The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta starts with two USB-C charging ports. It also gets a 6.5-inch infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The touchscreen also supports smartphone pairing. A panoramic sunroof is offered on the second trim, while the Nissan Sentra only offers a regular sunroof as an add-on feature. Leather seats, which are standard on the higher-level Jetta trims, are only optional on the Nissan Sentra.

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