2017 Nissan Sentra vs. Honda Civic Sedan Comparison

Compare the Nissan Sentra vs Honda Civic in New Bern, NC

Your search for a new sedan brought you to Eastern Carolina Nissan, and we are glad to see you here! We recognize that when it comes to finding attractive and reliable transportation for your New Bern, North Carolina excursions, not much compares to the new Nissan Sentra. The new Sentra shares several things in common with the Honda Civic, as both are compact sedans that seat up to five people. However, taking a closer look at these two popular cars reveals many key distinctions. Let's take a brief look at several of these performance, value and comfort highlights to determine which model suits your needs.

Performance Comparison Between the Sentra and Civic Models

Whether you cruise the highway or consider yourself a light traveler, both the Nissan Sentra and Honda Civic offer drivers like you a variety of performance highlights. If you crave the thrill of abundant horsepower for your New Bern excursions, the new Nissan Sentra may be the way to go. When you choose the race-inspired Nissan Sentra NISMO® model, you have access to an ambitious 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the premium Honda Civic Touring model only gets 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Now that we've covered the maximum horsepower for each model, we will note that the base trim, the budget-friendly Sentra gets a sufficient 124 horsepower compared to the Civic sedan's 154 horsepower, so if you want thrill-inducing performance for your afternoon commute, you may want to consider one of the higher trims for either vehicle. In addition to offering more max horsepower, the Nissan sedan also handles turns easier than the Civic, with a 17.4-foot turning radius compared to the Honda car's 17.9-foot radius.

Overall Value and Fuel Economy Match-up

The Nissan Sentra comes offered at a much lower starting price than the Honda Civic sedan across all trim levels, ensuring that you have the option to save money right away. Drivers that don't want to spend a lot of money up front for a reliable and attractive vehicle may enjoy either model, but the Sentra clearly serves as the better value. The Civic does have a slight advantage over the Sentra when it comes to fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 34 mpg combined rating compared with the 32 mpg combined rating of the Nissan. However, when taken into consideration with the prices and overall value of both vehicles, we feel confident that the Nissan Sentra more than makes up for any difference in gas expenditure.

Interior Comfort and Amenities of the Nissan vs Honda Sedans

Passengers, packages and pets can enjoy more comfort inside of the Nissan Sentra. In comparison with the Civic sedan's 39.3 inches of headroom and 42.3 inches of legroom, the new Sentra offers 39.4 inches and 42.5 inches, respectively. Packages also travel more comfortably inside the Sentra thanks to a consistent 15.1 cubic feet of maximum interior cargo space. The Honda tapers off its interior capacity as you move up in trims to the Touring, which only offers 14.7 cubic feet of interior cargo volume. If you're looking for quality audio infotainment as you navigate from one North Carolina destination to the next, you can also experience better sound in the new Sentra. The Nissan Sentra offers a Bose® Premium audio system, which is not available for the Honda Civic sedan.

Request Your Sentra Test Drive at Our New Bern Nissan Dealership Today

Let your curiosity lead you to Eastern Carolina Nissan, where you'll discover an ambitious assortment of new Nissan cars for sale at prices that you can't resist! We stock an exceptional range of new Sentra models in a variety of trims and paint colors. If you decide that you need a little help weighing the benefits of each trim and you'd like to receive personalized assistance, our friendly Nissan sales representatives can work right alongside you to ensure you make a purchasing decision you can be happy with for the long haul. Stop by our finance center and learn more about our loan and lease solutions while you're here. We look forward to serving you!


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