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2020 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T R-Line FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$22,695
Invoice
$21,787
Average Price Paid
$20,044
3,652 listings nationwide

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2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
MSRP
$19,090
Invoice
$18,144
Average Price Paid
$18,173
1,568 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$21,059
Good Price
$19,066
Great Price
$17,926
2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
Fair Price
$18,563
Good Price
$17,350
Great Price
$16,656

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,232
5 listings nationwide

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2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$19,258
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Volkswagen introduced the seventh-generation Jetta just last year, and aside from minor feature updates, the 2020 model carries over unchanged. This entry-level compact sedan competes ...

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

For 38 years, Nissan has peddled the Sentra as its definitive starter car. It’s a household name like Civic, Corolla, and Jetta—all of which are brand-new or have been refreshed in the...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
No User Reviews
2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
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GuruKTKX7 writes:
Good by looks but not as powerful
Power Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD better.
"Horse power"
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD worse.
"Ok ok"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD worse.
"Ok"
Family Car Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD worse.
"Spacious"

Specs

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
30 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
40 MPG
40 MPG
39 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
149 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
146 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10.6:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
3.31 in x 3.55 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.1 in 44 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.1 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs 910 lbs
Exterior
Length 185.1 in 182.7 in
Width 70.8 in 71.5 in
Height 57.4 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 106.8 in

Available Options

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Habanero Orange Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tornado Red

Option Packages

  • R-Line Cold Weather Package
2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Fresh Powder
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black

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