On the hunt for a sedan that's efficient, comfortable, and tech-savvy? Though there are plenty of models on the market to choose from, two sedans fit the bill perfectly for shoppers in Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, and Collingswood: the Nissan Sentra and Honda Civic.
With this in-depth comparison from the team at Cherry Hill Nissan, you can easily see which sedan suits your driving needs.
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To successfully cruise the streets in style, you'll need some oomph under the hood. Luckily enough, both the Sentra and Civic deliver, offering enough power for your daily driving needs, although one model might leave you wanting a little more.
The Nissan Sentra comes standard with a 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder, which is paired with an Xtronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). This hearty engine specializes in presenting you with a more robust ride. It does this by delivering a respectable 146 lb-ft of torque that makes for an exciting ride.
In the Honda Civic, you'll find less torque with its standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. Though this powertrain is mated to a similar continuously variable transmission, it only produces up to 138 lb-ft of torque, which may result in a less thrilling commute.
Additionally, the Nissan Sentra also seems to handle better while on the open road. Thanks to the Xtronic® transmission, you'll have speedy acceleration and up to 29 city/39 highway MPG.1
On the other hand, the less advanced drivetrain in the Honda Civic only receives 38 MPG on the highway. And that extra mile adds up fast.
Imagine yourself behind the wheel going to work, picking up the kids after school, or headed across the state to visit family. That ride wouldn't be complete without a plethora of advanced technologies that keep you entertained and connected.
In both the 2021 Nissan Sentra and the 2021 Honda Civic, you'll have infotainment systems that offer Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free phone calls and audio streaming as well as a rearview camera.
However, the supported screens differ in each model. Standardly in the Civic, you'll get a 5-inch LCD screen, whereas in the Sentra you'll have control over the standard 7-inch touchscreen display.
The Sentra keeps going, though, by adding several other additional features not found in the Civic. In the Sentra, you'll have Siri® Eyes Free. This feature is voice-command operated, making it easy for you to stay in the loop even when you're behind the wheel. Plus, it comes standard in all trim levels.
There's nothing quite as crucial as safety while driving. Luckily, the 2021 Nissan Sentra and the 2021 Honda Civic were designed with that in mind, including features that boost peace of mind around every corner.
In both vehicles, you'll be able to enjoy a number of available advanced active safety features including Intelligent Cruise Control, advanced automatic braking systems, and more.
The Sentra doesn't stop there, though. Blind Spot Warning and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert are also included in the standard Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ system. Unfortunately, these features aren’t found standard in the Honda Civic.
Additionally, to help prevent dangerous flat tires and possible blowouts, the 2021 Sentra offers a class-exclusive Easy-Fill Tire Alert system. This intuitively lets you know when your tires need air and will automatically enable your hazard lights when filling up. Plus, when you've reached the correct pressure, the horn will beep letting you know to stop. This feature is only found in Nissan vehicles.
 2021 EPA fuel economy estimates. 29 City MPG / 39 Highway MPG / 33 Combined MPG for Sentra® S, SV; 28 City MPG / 37 Highway MPG / 32 Combined MPG for Sentra SR. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.