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2021 Nissan Versa vs. 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Review

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2021 Nissan
Versa

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2021 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*
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$14,980 to $18,390
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$18,995 to $28,045
Invoice* $14,608 to $17,923 $18,235 to $26,924
MPG - City 27 - 32 29 - 30
MPG - Hwy 35 - 40 39 - 41
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Nissan Versa, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Versa will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Jetta requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Nissan Versa, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Versa is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Jetta. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Nissan Versa will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Versa is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Jetta, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Nissan Versa is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Jetta, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Nissan Versa has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Nissan Versa has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Nissan Versa has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Versa and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Nissan Versa has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Versa is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta.