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2020 Nissan Sentra vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza Review

New 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan
Sentra

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New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*
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$19,310 to $21,650
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$18,695 to $25,795
Invoice* $18,352 to $20,571 $17,844 to $24,401
MPG - City 28 - 29 23 - 28
MPG - Hwy 37 - 39 31 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza than the Nissan Sentra, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Sentra and the Subaru Impreza in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Sentra as you will with the Subaru Impreza, 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 Nissan Sentra will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Impreza. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Sentra and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Sentra is much wider than the Subaru Impreza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Sentra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Nissan Sentra and the Subaru Impreza do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Nissan Sentra has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Nissan Sentra and the Subaru Impreza.

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

Warranty
The Nissan Sentra comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Impreza.