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2015 Ford Fiesta vs. 2014 Nissan Sentra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Sentra than the Ford Fiesta, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Fiesta and the Nissan Sentra in the front seats.

Convenience
The Nissan Sentra requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Fiesta, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Fiesta will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Sentra. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Fiesta and the Nissan Sentra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fiesta is much slimmer than the Nissan Sentra, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Ford Fiesta is slightly shorter than the Nissan Sentra, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Ford Fiesta doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Sentra.

Handling
The Ford Fiesta has about the same turning radius as the Nissan Sentra, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Fiesta has less horsepower than the Nissan Sentra, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fiesta and the Nissan Sentra. The Ford Fiesta has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Sentra, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford Fiesta comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Sentra.

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2015 Ford
Fiesta

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MSRP*: $14,355 - $18,305

2014 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $15,990 - $19,640
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 27 27 - 30
Highway MPG: 38 36 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $13,817 - $17,619 $15,590 - $18,521

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