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2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Nissan Sentra Review

New 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda
Civic

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New 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*
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$20,000 to $27,850
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$19,310 to $21,650
Invoice* $18,591 to $25,859 $18,352 to $20,571
MPG - City 25 - 32 28 - 29
MPG - Hwy 36 - 42 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 Civic than the Nissan Sentra. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic, 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 Civic 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 Civic 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 Civic and the Nissan Sentra have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Civic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Sentra.

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Nissan Sentra, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Sentra.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Nissan Sentra. The Honda Civic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Sentra.

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