The 2021 Nissan Sentra is an excellent option for a modern sedan. However, Honda and Toyota also have similar options. Let’s compare the three and see how they stack up against each other.
The 2021 Nissan Sentra is starting at an MSRP of $19,410*, while the Honda Civic is $21,250* and the Toyota Corolla is $19,925. So the Nissan Sentra is coming in at a better price by almost $500 compared to the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.
Let’s talk about the fuel economy. All these cars are pretty close, if not the same when it comes to fuel economy. The Honda Civic and the Toyota Corrolla both have the exact same fuel economy at City:30 HWY:38 and a combined 33. The Nissan Sentra fuel economy is City:29 HWY:39 and combined 33.
As you can see these vehicles are pretty evenly matched! (Except for the Nissan Sentra, being down in the City but making up for it on the Highway.) Still, ultimately they all end up at 33mph combined.
When it comes to the engine, each car varies. The Nissan Sentra has a 2.0-liter Direct Injection Gasoline with a HorsePower of 149 hp @ 6,400 RPM. The Honda Civic has a 2.0-liter 158 hp @ 6,500 RPM and the Toyota Corolla has a 1.8-liter 139 hp @ 6,100 RPM. There is just a slight difference in these vehicles, but the Nissan Sentra is a good mid-ground between the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla! (Especially when it comes to the lower price point!)
Infotainment Some of these cars will vary with infotainment when it comes to the trim model. Features like info screen, Smartphone integration, and convenience are super important when it comes to picking the right car. The Nissan Sentra’s base model offers a 7” color touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, hands-free texting, and much more.
The Toyota Corolla’s base model offers a 7” touch-screen Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, and hands-free capability, as well as a Wi-Fi Connect as a paid service.
However, this is where the Honda Civic falls short. The base model offers a 5” LCD screen, Bluetooth connectivity for music, and hands-free calling.
Safety is the most important feature that comes with a car.
The Nissan Sentra offers all basic safety features, but it also offers lane departure warning, intelligent forward collision warning, automatic rear braking, blind-spot warning, intelligent view around monitoring, and so much more! You can read more about these features on Nissan’s official website.
The Toyota Corolla offers the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 this offers a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane departure, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Most of these features are very similar to the Nissan Sentra.
The Honda Civic’s base model also offers similar features like Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and so many more features. What a relief that none of these companies are willing to down-size safety features due to a vehicle’s trim.
These three cars are all great vehicles for different reasons! They are very similar, but all have the features that make them unique. However, the one I think is the best bang for your buck is the Nissan Sentra. It offers better highway fuel economy, Smartphone integration, intelligent safety features, a fair amount of power, and, most importantly, a lower price tag.
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