2015 Ford Focus vs. 2015 Nissan Sentra Review

Comparison Review

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Sentra than the Ford Focus, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Sentra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus.

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

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). Whether you pick the Ford Focus or the Nissan Sentra, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Focus and the Nissan Sentra have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Ford Focus is much wider than the Nissan Sentra, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Focus is slightly shorter than the Nissan Sentra, which may make it easier to park.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Focus transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Sentra.

The Ford Focus has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Sentra, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Sentra.

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

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

Watch Video

Compare the 2015 Ford Focus and the 2015 Nissan Sentra.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2015 Ford

More Details & Photos New 2015 Ford Focus
MSRP*: $17,170 - $23,170

2015 Nissan

More Details & Photos New 2015 Nissan Sentra
MSRP*: $16,480 - $20,670
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 26 - 27 27 - 30
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 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
Invoice*: $16,183 - $21,607 $16,066 - $19,490

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2015 Ford Focus

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

Monthly Trend for:
2015 Nissan Sentra

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.