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2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Nissan Sentra Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai
Elantra

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New 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*
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$19,300 to $24,150
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$19,310 to $21,650
Invoice* $18,656 to $23,118 $18,352 to $20,571
MPG - City 26 - 33 28 - 29
MPG - Hwy 33 - 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra than the Nissan Sentra. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Sentra in the front seats.

Convenience
The Hyundai Elantra will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Sentra, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Hyundai Elantra 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 Hyundai Elantra will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Sentra.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Sentra.

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

Performance
The Hyundai Elantra 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 Elantra and the Nissan Sentra. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Elantra as you will in the Nissan Sentra.

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