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2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Nissan Altima than in the Nissan Sentra, due to the Nissan Altima's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Sentra.

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Sentra, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Nissan Altima is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Sentra.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Altima is much wider than the Nissan Sentra, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Nissan Altima, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Sentra.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Altima does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Sentra.

Handling
The Nissan Altima 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 Nissan Altima 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 Nissan Altima and the Nissan Sentra. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Nissan Altima as you will in the Nissan Sentra.

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

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2017 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,500 - $32,690

2017 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $16,990 - $24,990
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City MPG: 22 - 27 26 - 29
Highway MPG: 32 - 39 32 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 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*: $21,348 - $30,453 $16,562 - $23,736

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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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.