Vehicle Comparisons:
Nissan Sentra vs Honda Civic

If you’re shopping for a new sedan, chances are you’ve considered the Nissan Sentra vs. Honda Civic. While both these vehicles may seem similar at first glance, there’s actually a lot that sets them apart. So, how do drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket know which one is right for them?

In this vehicle comparison, we’ll take a closer look at the features and specifications to see what sets these two sedans apart. If you have any questions about the 2017 Nissan Sentra and how it compares to the Honda Civic, please contact us at Stateline Nissan.

Nissan Sentra vs Honda Civic: Interior Comfort

Both the Nissan Sentra vs. Honda Civic feature spacious seating for up to five passengers, but the front row may feel slightly larger in the Nissan Sentra. That’s because the 2017 Sentra boasts 39.4 inches of headroom and 42.5 inches of legroom, while the Honda Civic has just 39.3 inches of front-row headroom and 42.3 inches of legroom.

When it comes to cargo space, both sedans offer a large 15.1 cubic foot trunk, perfect for transporting large cargo and luggage.

Performance Specifications

Pop open the hood of the 2017 Nissan Sentra and you’ll find one of three available engine options. The most powerful of them is a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the standard engine of the 2017 Honda Civic is a 158-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Paired with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), this engine generates just 138 lb-ft of torque.

The 2017 Nissan Sentra also comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but drivers can opt for a CVT.

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Nissan Sentra vs Honda Civic: Safety Ratings

For most car buyers, safety is a top priority. So, it’s good to know that both the 2017 Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic were named a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In order to earn this designation, a vehicle must earn “good” ratings in all five crash tests and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

In the Nissan Sentra, front crash prevention is handled by the forward emergency braking system, which uses radar to monitor upcoming traffic. If a threat is detected, the system will warn the driver and engage the brakes.

Learn More About the Nissan Sentra vs Honda Civic

We hope you learned a lot about the 2017 Nissan Sentra and 2017 Honda Civic. For more information, contact us at Stateline Nissan. We’re always helping drivers from East Providence, Cranston, Pawtucket, and the surrounding area learn more about the vehicles they love.

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