If you're shopping for a fuel-efficient new compact sedan that offers the latest technology, then
the all-new Nissan Sentra should already be at the top of your test drive list. The Sentra is one of
Canada's favorite compact sedans, and for good reason; it offers a superb list of standard features and
available options, all at an affordable price. Let's take a look at how the Nissan Sentra compares
to the Honda Civic.
The new Sentra features a lot of design cues from its larger, more expensive siblings, the Altima and Maxima, which gives this new Sentra an upscale and sophisticated look, especially when compared with other compact sedans. If you liked the last Sentra design, you'll probably love this new model. It features a similar shape to the outgoing model, but with more edge and personality. The 2016 Civic, on the other hand, features a radical departure from previous Civic designs. Gone is the traditional sedan shape, and in its place is more of a coupe/fastback design.
When choosing a compact sedan, drivers often look
for a vehicle that maximizes space relative to its
smaller footprint. Well, if you want to maximize
space for passengers, your best bet is the 2016
Nissan Sentra. The new Sentra beats the Civic in
front legroom, front headroom, as well as rear
hiproom, meaning that you and your passengers
can have a more pleasant and comfortable
experience in Nissan's compact sedan offering.
Also, with the Sentra's larger fuel tank, you'll be able to cruise right past all of the Civic drivers
who have to pull over more frequently to refuel at the gas pump. If comfort and convenience play a
factor in your compact car shopping decision, do yourself a favor and drive the all-new 2016 Nissan Sentra.
Most drivers purchase compact sedans because of
their value. Of course, some compact sedans offer
greater value for your money. The 2016 Sentra has a starting MSRP of $15,898 with a manual
transmission, or a few hundred dollars more to have a
Sentra paired with Nissan's advanced Xtronic CVT
You'll see that the 2016 Honda Civic starts at a higher MSRP of $16,155, and that's still only
with a manual transmission. If you want a 2016 Honda Civic LX with the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder and CVT
transmission, the price rises to $19,055. In other words, if you want the efficiency and smooth shifting
that a CVT continuously variable transmission offers, you can save around $2,000 by choosing the
2016 Nissan Sentra over Honda Civic.