2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Nissan Sentra

The time has come to shop for a new sedan and we have a question for you. If someone were to hand you the keys to just any sedan, would you be happy with this selection? Chances are there probably would be some things you like and others that you don’t. At best, you could end up settling but not be entirely satisfied. Shopping for a new vehicle takes quite a bit of time and effort to compare and contrast the available options. To help simplify and clearly present the capabilities of two top-choice sedans, at Donaldsons VW, we have taken the 2016 VW Jetta vs 2016 Nissan Sentra.

This isn’t either sedan’s first rodeo; both have driven around the block a few times and continue to satisfy drivers year after year. Both 2016 sedans have earned impressive crash test ratings, earning the highest title of Top Safety Pick; excect, the VW Jetta takes things a step further and has earned Top Safety Pick+ In order to earn the “plus”, a vehicle must exceed expectations by making advanced safety systems an option, which on the Volkswagen Jetta includes: adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, and park distance control.

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Nissan Sentra
Turbocharged 1.4L 4-Cylinder Base Engine 1.8L 4-Cylinder
Yes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Sirius XM No
28 city/ 40 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 30 city/ 40 hwy mpg

1.4T S

1.4T SE

1.8T Sport

1.8T SEL



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2016 Volkswagen Jetta Sayville, NY

It’s always nice to have options, right? Volkswagen and Nissan both do an excellent job of providing potential sedan-shoppers with a variety of options when it comes to selecting a trim level. And when it comes to German-engineered performance and style, you’ll never have to worry about settling. The sophisticated interior of the 2016 Jetta is clean and clutter-free. The touchscreen sound system with a 5” (or 6.33”) color display is easily within reach and features VW Car-Net App-Connect for smartphones. Drivers will be able to connect their smartphones through VW’s system MirrorLink or choose from Android Auto or Apple CarPlay depending on their phone’s platform. These go-go gadgets include maps, messaging, music, and more.

All of the bells and whistles are a thrill to use and amplify the driving experience but performance and efficiency are two important things cannot be overlooked when shopping for a new vehicle. The Nissan Sentra starts things off with a basic 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that carries across all five trim levels. As for Volkswagen, the 2016 Jetta shows off the newer, more power and efficient 1.4L turbo while a 2.0L is available on its top-of-the-line GLI. To learn more about the standard and additional options available on the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, we encourage you to come by Donaldson VW the next time that you are in the Sayville area. Also, don’t be shy to sign up for a test drive and see what the latest Jetta has to offer you.

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