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2021 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra Review

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

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2021 Nissan
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MSRP*
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$23,550 to $28,100
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$19,460 to $21,800
Invoice* $22,622 to $26,990 $18,495 to $20,713
MPG - City 49 28 - 29
MPG - Hwy 52 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 HEV than the Nissan Sentra. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra HEV and the Nissan Sentra in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra HEV you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Sentra, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 HEV 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 HEV will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Sentra.

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

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 Hyundai Elantra HEV and the Nissan Sentra. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Elantra HEV 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 HEV than that of the Nissan Sentra.