Looking for a sleek sedan to fuel your daily drive across Savannah, Pooler, or Richmond Hill? You can learn about two popular options in this 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Nissan Altima comparison.

At Savannah Volkswagen, we want to show you how these cars measure up, so you can choose the sedan that meets your needs best. Our friendly team is always willing to help if you have any questions-contact us at your convenience!

2019 VW Jetta vs Altima: Performance Specs  

The 2019 VW Jetta and Altima are both highly efficient vehicles. The Nissan car offers two engine options, and the base 4-cylinder stands out for its fuel economy: an EPA-estimated 28 city and 39 highway MPG. You'll be able to cut down on trips to the gas station with figures like that.

However, the base turbocharged 4-cylinder in the VW Jetta sips even less fuel. Per the EPA, you'll see 30 city and 40 highway MPG, which'll have you stopping even less often at the pump.1 If you're planning on a long road trip, you'll like the efficiency you get from the VW car.

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Technology to Keep You Connected

You'll find plenty of options for staying connected in the Volkswagen Jetta. Its VW Car-Net® infotainment system offers standard features like Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink®, each of which lets you pair your smartphone with the vehicle touchscreen and use your favorite music, map, and messaging apps.

Although the Nissan Altima offers Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as well, they don't come standard, as in the VW Jetta. You'll need to upgrade to experience that same level of intuitive connectivity. The Altima lacks MirrorLink® entirely, so you'll have one less option in the Nissan car.

Need directions to your destination? You'll like that both vehicles offer available navigation systems, so you can get where you want to go without any wrong turns along the way.

Cabin Comforts & Interior Features

Summers in central Georgia can be sweltering, but the 2019 VW Jetta and Altima come prepared for the heat. With available dual-zone automatic climate control, driver and front passenger can set temperatures for their individual seats. No matter the climate outside, you can drive in comfort.

Though the Altima is a midsize car and the VW Jetta is a compact car, you'll still find much more legroom in the back of the VW model. It offers a spacious 37.4 inches of legroom, enough to accommodate adults who are on the taller side.

The Altima may still be able to fit adults in the backseat, but with just 35.2 inches of legroom, it makes for a much tighter fit. While the Altima impresses with its spacious front-row seats, that space comes at the expense of backseat comfort.

Volkswagen Jetta vs Nissan Altima: And the Winner Is….

At Savannah Volkswagen, we want to help shoppers across Richmond Hill, Pooler, and Savannah find the perfect sedan for their daily driving needs. Now that you've read our Volkswagen Jetta vs. Nissan Altima comparison, which car stands out to you?

They both have their advantages, but if you value fuel economy, smartphone integration, and lots of rear legroom, we think you'll like what you find in the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. Schedule your test drive at our dealership and see what you think!   

1 30 city/40 highway MPG (2019 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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