2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Nissan Altima

white 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and blue 2018 Nissan Altima in a comparison image

Drivers interested in an attractive daily commuting vehicle may be interested in one of the models in this 2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Nissan Altima comparison. The 2018 VW Jetta is a compact car that can deliver practical and fuel-efficient driving every day. The 2018 Nissan Altima is a larger model classified as a midsize sedan. Though in theory the 2018 Altima is a larger option, it doesn’t always deliver the interior advantages that drivers are looking for. In this comparison, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta actually offers more trunk space (clocking in at 15.7 cubic feet compared to the 15.4 cubic feet available on the Altima). The Jetta has less front leg room, but more rear leg room.

Both of these models seat five passengers, have four doors, and come standard with basic features like air conditioning, cruise control, and a rearview camera system for easier backing up and parking.

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2018 VW Jetta vs 2018 Nissan Altima
$18,645 Starting MSRP $23,260
28/40 mpg Base Mileage (city/highway) 27/38 mpg
6 years/72,000 miles Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
15.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 15.4 cubic feet

Affordable Pricing and Mileage on the 2018 VW Jetta

In addition to its competitive size, the Jetta has a couple other major advantages in this 2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Nissan Altima comparison. It has a much lower starting MSRP, which can be good for car shoppers on a budget. This compact model also pays off when it comes to fuel economy. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta’s 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine is rated for 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque and can offer up to 28 mpg in city driving and 40 mpg on the highway. The 179-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder standard on the 2018 Nissan Altima in contrast has mileage of just 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. This model also has less torque than the 2018 Jetta, with just 177 pound-feet.

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta offers better base mileage than its Nissan competitor, a much lower starting price, and competitive interior dimensions. If you would like to learn more about the great features of the 2018 Jetta in the Mobile AL area, contact Team Gunther VW or schedule a test drive online today.


rear side view of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta
2018 Volkswagen Jetta steering wheel and instrumentation display
interior seating of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta
front headlight close-up of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta