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2014 Nissan Sentra vs. 2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Sentra, due to its tank size and 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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Sentra is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Sonata. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Sentra and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Nissan Sentra has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Sonata, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Sentra is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Sonata. 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 Nissan Sentra and the Hyundai Sonata. The Nissan Sentra has less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Sonata, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Sentra is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.

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2014 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $15,990 - $19,640

2015 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,150 - $33,525
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.39%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.19%
City MPG: 27 - 30 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 32 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,590 - $18,521 $20,295 - $31,425

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