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2014 Nissan Sentra vs. 2014 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Nissan Sentra offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Altima. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Sentra.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Sentra as you will with the Nissan Altima, 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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Sentra is clearly a better financial choice over the Nissan Altima. 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 Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Sentra is much slimmer than the Nissan Altima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Nissan Sentra, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Altima.

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

Handling
The Nissan Sentra has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, 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 Nissan Altima. 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 Nissan Altima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Nissan Sentra as you will in the Nissan Altima.

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

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2014 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $15,990 - $19,640
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2014 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,170 - $30,820
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.83% As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 27 - 30 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 36 - 39 31 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
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*: $15,590 - $18,521 $20,971 - $28,488

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