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2021 Honda Insight vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra Review

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2021 Honda
Insight

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2021 Nissan
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MSRP*
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$23,130 to $29,040
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$19,460 to $21,800
Invoice* $21,489 to $26,960 $18,495 to $20,713
MPG - City 51 - 55 28 - 29
MPG - Hwy 45 - 49 37 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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 Insight than the Nissan Sentra. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Insight, drivers may find the Nissan Sentra a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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

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

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Insight 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 Honda Insight and the Nissan Sentra. The Honda Insight has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Sentra.

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