2020 Nissan Sentra vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2020 Nissan Sentra and the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta are two models within the sedan segment that shoppers often find difficult to choose between. Wondering what the major differences are between the 2020 Nissan Sentra vs the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta? Below, we’ve compared the performance ratings, available driver assistance features and interior technology systems of these two sedans.

The 2020 Nissan Sentra can be found in S, SV and SR trims while the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is available in S, SE, R-Line, SEL and SEL Premium trim levels. Performance-minded drivers should note that the 2020 Nissan Sentra is slightly more powerful than the 2020 Jetta. The turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.4-liter engine found in the 2020 Sentra produces 149 horsepower, while the powertrain found in the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta only outputs 147 horsepower.

2020 Nissan Sentra


2020 Volkswagen Jetta

149 hp Standard Horsepower 147 hp
Standard Blind-Spot Monitoring Optional
Standard Forward Collision Warning Optional
8.0 in. Standard Infotainment System 6.5 in.

2020 Nissan Sentra Safety & Technology

The 2020 Nissan Sentra comes equipped with many standard driver assistance features that are only available through optional packages or higher trim levels in the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. Two major examples are blind-spot monitoring and forward collision warning. These drivers aids come standard in the base trim of the 2020 Sentra, but are optional features in the 2020 Jetta.

The technology features of each sedan are also worth comparing. While both the 2020 Sentra and the 2020 Jetta feature standard infotainment systems, the 2020 Sentra has an eight-inch touchscreen display while the 2020 Jetta utilizes a 6.5-inch display.

Available 2020 Nissan Sentra exterior paint options include: Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, Rosewood Metallic, Electric Blue Metallic, Super Black, Gun Metallic, Fresh Powder, Brilliant Silver, Aspen White, Gun Metallic/Super Black, Monarch Orange Metallic/Super Black and Aspen White TriCoat/Super Black.