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2016 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Nissan Sentra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan Sentra with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan Sentra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic as you will with the Nissan Sentra, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The Honda Civic is somewhat more expensive 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 Honda Civic and the Nissan Sentra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic is much wider than the Nissan Sentra, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Sentra.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Sentra.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic has a much more powerful engine than the Nissan Sentra. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Nissan Sentra. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic as you will in the Nissan Sentra.

Warranty
The Honda Civic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Sentra.

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2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,640 - $26,500

2015 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $16,530 - $20,720
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 27 - 31 27 - 30
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 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*: $17,332 - $24,609 $16,115 - $19,689

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