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2020 Hyundai Accent vs. 2020 Nissan Sentra Review

New 2020 Hyundai Accent

2020 Hyundai
Accent

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New 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*
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$15,295 to $19,400
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$19,310 to $21,650
Invoice* $14,937 to $18,834 $18,352 to $20,571
MPG - City 29 - 33 28 - 29
MPG - Hwy 39 - 41 37 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
The Hyundai Accent offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan Sentra with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan Sentra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Accent.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Accent 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Accent will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Hyundai Accent will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Sentra.

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

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

Handling
The Hyundai Accent has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Nissan Sentra, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Accent has less horsepower than the Nissan Sentra, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Accent and the Nissan Sentra. The Hyundai Accent has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Sentra, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Accent than that of the Nissan Sentra.