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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra Review

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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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2021 Nissan
Sentra

MSRP*: $19,460 to $21,800
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Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $18,495 to $20,713
MPG - City 26 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 MPG 37 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.7 ft3 14.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 205 hp 149 hp
Exterior Length 182.8 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 70.8 in 71.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 44.0 in
Rear 34.7 in
Head Room Front 37.5 in
Rear 36.8 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic Si than the Nissan Sentra. The Nissan Sentra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic Si 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 Si 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 Si will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Sentra.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic Si is about the same width as the Nissan Sentra. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic Si takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Sentra.

Handling
The Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si 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.

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

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

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