An efficient sedan can completely transform the way you get around Amityville, NY. Two of the best options out there are the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic. Which model is better for you, though?
To shed some light on which of these sedans might be the right fit for you, our team at South Shore Nissan has created this comprehensive Nissan Sentra vs. Honda Civic comparison. Read below to learn more!
The Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic showcase impressive performance that combines power, smooth handling, and above-the-bar fuel efficiency. That being said, one model will provide a bit more.
The performance of these sedans is fairly on par with one another. However, there are several key areas in which the Sentra outshines the Civic. To start, its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine churns out 146 lb-ft of torque, while the Civic engine of the same makeup produces just 138 lb-ft of torque.
Why is having more torque important? Torque plays a major role in how your vehicle accelerates. So, if you want the sedan that will be quicker off the line, choose the Nissan Sentra.
Of course, you’ll also want to drive a vehicle that will enable you to remain on the road longer between pit stops. Fortunately, you can look forward to top-of-the-line efficiency from both vehicles. For example, the Sentra offers an EPA-estimated 29 city/39 highway MPG on its base trim.* The Civic produces an equally impressive fuel economy.
As much as performance is important to you, it may not be the first thing you notice in a vehicle. For plenty of drivers, the comfort and the amenities of the interior mean just as much as what’s under the hood.
In that department, the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic are remarkably similar. Both models offer standard sedan dimensions, with over 90 cubic feet of passenger volume and just over 14 cubic feet of trunk space to store everything from grocery bags to golf clubs.
When you take your seat, each sedan has you covered. Both models offer available power-adjustable seating that's outfitted with available heat settings as well. You’ll also enjoy available leather appointments in both sedans.
In terms of interior technology, their similarities continue. The Sentra and the Civic each offer:
- 7-inch touch-screen displays
- Bluetooth® technology
- Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
- Hands-free Text Messaging
- Available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
Both sedans also offer available built-in Wi-Fi® hotspots to help keep you connected along the way.
Last but not least, the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic provide comprehensive safety systems through their respective suites of driver-assistance technologies. While they include many similar features, one model goes a step further to offer an extra layer of protection.
The Honda Sensing® suite is certainly impressive. However, it doesn’t quite compare to what the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite offers in the Sentra.
This comprehensive suite includes these systems:
- Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
- Rear Automatic Braking
- Blind Spot Warning
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- High Beam Assist
Although the Civic’s suite has several similar safety features, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert don’t come standard and are only available if you upgrade to a higher trim level.
Still, that only scratches the surface of what the Nissan Sentra safety suite offers. It also features an available Intelligent Around View Monitor, providing a 360° bird’s-eye view of your Sentra and its surroundings. Unfortunately, the Civic offers just a standard rearview camera.
Now that you know a bit more about the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic, it’s up to you to decide which sedan is right for you. At South Shore Nissan, we believe its advanced performance, state-of-the-art technology, and wealth of amenities make the Nissan Sentra the clear winner.
If you agree, feel free to give us a call or visit us to schedule a Amityville, NY test drive today!
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*EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 29 city MPG/39 highway MPG/33 combined MPG for Sentra S, SV; 28 city MPG/37 highway MPG/32 combined MPG for Sentra SR. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.