Honda is a highly famous name for quality vehicles, and the Honda Civic is a very famous sight on the highways of the US. Now categorized as a compact car, the Civic has been around in one form since 1972.
The Nissan Sentra is a decade younger than the Civic and has created many favorable comparisons with the Honda vehicle. People considering purchasing a new or preowned Civic should compare the two cars before making the Civic their next automobile purchase.
Here to help is our direct Nissan Sentra Vs. Honda Civic comparison. Which car comes out on top for power, performance, reliability, safety, and tech?
Nissan Sentra Vs. Honda Civic – Which Vehicle is the Most Suitable for Your Needs?
You may be amazed how similar the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic are – the latest iterations even look the same. However, there is one significant difference between them, and it’s an important one – the price. If you decide upon a new Sentra over a new Civic, you will immediately save $2,000 to $3,000 on the MSRP. If you choose to go for a preowned Sentra over a Civic, you will find similar savings or even better.
Both vehicles come with a gas-powered 2.0-liter 4-cylinder inline engine configuration. Despite this, the Civic is slightly more powerful, but not by much – 158hp to the Sentra’s 149hp. The Sentra is slightly thirstier too in terms of fuel economy at 29 MPG city and 39 MPG highway compared to 31 MPG city and 40 MPG highway. In terms of practical motoring, these differences are negligible.
The Sentra and the Civic come loaded with tech as standard – lane keep assist, cruise control, keyless entry, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Sentra has one tech feature that the Civic lacks: a blind spot system.
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Of course, you will be concerned about the longevity of your vehicle when you purchase it, which is why both a new Sentra and a new Civic will come with a warranty. It will probably not surprise you that the warranty for both vehicles is identical! It’s a three-year or 36,000 miles warranty (basic) with a drivetrain warranty for five years or 60,000 miles. There’s also a three-year or 36,000 miles roadside warranty for both and a 5-year rust warranty.
Both vehicles are incredibly safe, equipped with brake assist, automatic braking, lane keep assist warnings, and forward collision warnings. Only the Sentra comes with a blind spot active warning system, pedestrian detection, and a rear cross-traffic alert as standard. Both the Civic and the Sentra have front and rear side and cushion airbags to protect you in the event of a crash.
Both vehicles also have a maximum seating capacity of five (two front row, three-second row) and practically the same luggage capacity of around 14.5 cubic feet.
So, as you can see, the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic are practically the exact vehicles, with the Sentra winning out as being the most cost-effective purchase with higher levels of tech as standard and more safety features. Why not try out the Nissan Sentra today? Book your test drive today via the Charlie Clark Nissan dealership in Harlingen. We think it’ll be a case of ‘love at first drive!’. You can contact a member of our friendly sales support team at (956) 275-7807 or contact us online here.