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2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Nissan Sentra Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Hyundai Elantra than in the Nissan Sentra, due to the Hyundai Elantra's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Sentra in the front seats.

Convenience
The Hyundai Elantra will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Sentra, 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 Hyundai Elantra 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 Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Sentra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Elantra 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 Hyundai Elantra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Sentra.

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Elantra has much less torque than the Nissan Sentra, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Sentra. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra than that of the Nissan Sentra.

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2018 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $16,950 - $22,100

2018 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $16,990 - $25,790
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City MPG: 22 - 32 25 - 29
Highway MPG: 30 - 40 31 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,432 - $21,078 $16,562 - $24,495

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.