2018 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2018 Nissan Sentra – Staten Island, NY

The new 2018 Volkswagen Golf and the 2018 Nissan Sentra have hit the streets, and they are making a show of it. Which has left drivers wondering which vehicle will be a better fit for them and their lifestyle. Island VW of Staten Island, NY is here to help make the head to head comparison of each vehicle to make sure you’re getting all that you desire out of your next vehicle purchase.

2018 Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model as well as the availability of the new Discover Media navigation infotainment system with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel drive is now available on the base Golf SportWagen S model. The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot next to the Jetta sedan below the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles as well as the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, and the electric e-Golf.

The Golf SE comes with blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and front assist with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and park assist are part of a package. Plus, the top-spec Golf R features Volkswagen’s reconfigurable Digital Cockpit with a 12.3-inch multi-function display.

2018 Nissan Sentra

The 2018 Nissan Sentra is here, and it is daringly impressive. Why play it conservatively when you can have more? With an impressively stylish exterior, Sentra cuts through convention. Sentra boasts a sleek, aerodynamic silhouette that slips through the wind while creating an overall sporty profile. The Nissan Sentra has been designed to surround you with quality. Fine soft-touch materials and unexpected available luxuries fill the cabin: Stay cozy with a leather-appointed interior for all and heated seats up front, with a 6-way power option for the driver. Finished with Piano Black trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, it all comes together to create a rich, tactile experience.

Yet none of that compares with what the all-new 2018 Nissan Sentra is packing underneath the hood and in it’s finely engineered inner workings. It starts with the quality and performance that is synonymous with Sentra, then kicks things up a notch. The 1.6-L Turbocharged DIG engine gives Sentra SR Turbo over 50% more horsepower than other Sentra models. Grip the leather-wrapped steering wheel as the stiffer suspension and 17″ aluminum-alloy wheels help you carve up the road, while Turbo-specific, higher heat-resistance brake pads bring you back down to earth.

Volkswagen Golf

  • Lots of technology
  • Smooth powertrains
  • New model update
  • EPA MPG:
    25 City/33 HWY

Nissan Sentra

  • Available turbo engine
  • Standard automatic emergency braking
  • The SR Midnight package
  • EPA MPG:
    29 City/37 HWY

Island VW of Staten Island, NY is here to help make sure that you make the right decision when it comes to your vehicle. Come test drive the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf and see for yourself why its the right choice, every time.