Nissan Sentra vs. The Compeition

Compare the Nissan Sentra Against Other Small Sedans

If you commute daily around this area of Virginia, fuel efficiency will be a key element for your car, but there are plenty of other considerations as well. Is it comfortable to ride in through long spells of slow-moving traffic? Does it have the right tech features to keep you connected, entertained and safe? Finally, is it the right fit for your budget, and does the vehicle in question carry more value for what you spend? When asking these smart questions during your car search, you'll wind up at the new Nissan Sentra, a dynamic small sedan that offers all kinds of smart features and is wickedly fun to drive.

Before taking a quick test drive in the new Sentra here at our Nissan dealership, you'll want to explore some other options out there. Knowing what features you'll be finding and the kinds of efficiency levels will inform you to your best option, along with what pricing is like throughout the trim levels of each specific small sedan. Take a look at these comparisons with the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla.

Nissan Sentra

Starting MSRP at $19,310

Shop Nissan Sentra

Hyundai Elantra

Starting MSRP at $19,300

Sentra vs. Elantra


Honda Civic

Starting MSRP at $20,000

Sentra vs. Civic

Toyota Corolla

Starting MSRP at $19,600

Sentra vs. Corolla

Nissan Sentra vs. Hyundai Elantra

  • Once again, the Sentra proves to be the more cost-effective option when compared to the new Elantra, both in terms of having more features for its price, and its overall pricing structure. If you're looking to keep costs down for your next commuter car, choose the new Nissan Sentra here in Sterling, VA.

  • You'll really do well with driver assistance features in the new Sentra, which includes standard blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert and rear automatic braking, with an intelligent around view monitor available in a higher trim. These features are either not available with the new Hyundai Elantra, or are too costly to even consider adding on.

  • You also get nifty standard features like a voice recognition system for safer access to infotainment features in your new Nissan Sentra, and a keyless access system, both of which are costly add-ons with the new Hyundai Elantra.

Nissan Sentra vs. Honda Civic

  • Right from the start, the Nissan Sentra is the more affordable option compared to the Honda Civic. Both in its base level and when comparing the top trims, Nissan's small sedan will cost far less than this competitor, allowing you to choose a Sentra with more tech and options for your budget than you might be able to with a similarly equipped Civic.

  • Even at a lower price, the Sentra is far better equipped in terms of safety and driver assistance features when compared to the Civic. Standard features include blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and rear automatic braking, all of which are only available in more expensive trims of the Civic. Even in higher trims, you'll have more options for safety in the Sentra than you'll find with the new Civic.

  • Speaking of features and options, the Sentra's push button start is standard, while options for remote engine start and leather-appointed seats are cost-effective additions, while they're either not made available or prohibitively expensive to add to the new Civic.

Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla


  • You'll keep your costs down far better in the new Sentra than you would with a similarly equipped Corolla, allowing you to fit more features and options into your budget. From the base level to the highest trims, Nissan's small sedan is far better for a cost-effective commuter car.

  • When comparing the Sentra's 2.0-liter four-cylinder to the base option for the Corolla, you'll have a better blend of performance and efficiency with Nissan's small sedan. The 149-horsepower output for the Sentra exceeds the 139-horsepower limit for the Corolla's base level engine, while both sedans deliver identical highway and city gas mileage levels.

  • There are plenty of standard and available features found in the new Sentra that either aren't offered or too expensive to add to the new Corolla. These include the Sentra's standard rear cross traffic alert and rear automatic braking systems, and the intelligent around view monitor, all of which the Corolla doesn't provide.

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