Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Honda Civic

2017 NIssan Sentra(c)When riding around the Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, and Collingswood area, you’ll have a good mix of city and suburban driving. So, in the interest of saving gas money, you’ll need a car that is as efficient as it is comfortable and safe. Both the 2017 Nissan Sentra and the 2017 Honda Civic strive to exceed these expectations. In this comparison, our team at Cherry Hill Nissan will show you which manages to succeed.

Streamlined Performance

In an effort to create the least environmental impact, all while maintaining excellent mileage, the 2017 Nissan Sentra has been equipped with an economical 1.8L four-cylinder engine. This engine benefits from a continuously variable valve timing control system (CVTCS), which simplifies intake and exhausts to enhance power flow and reduce inefficiencies. With this feature, the Sentra can maintain 32 combined mpg.1

In keeping with this efficiency initiative, the Sentra drivetrain includes an available Xtronic® continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT, along with an electronic drive-by-wire throttle system both enhance vehicle responsiveness and driver control.

The 2017 Honda Civic powertrain contains a few similarities. For instance, it is also equipped with a four-cylinder engine and drive-by-wire throttle. Unfortunately, it does not come with the same enhancements as the Sentra, such as CVTCS. For this reason, overall efficiency is lacking.

Built for Protection

While many vehicles will attempt to compensate for a poorly designed framework with superfluous technologies, the 2017 Nissan Sentra puts great emphasis on rigid construction. Just like the Civic, its body include dynamic front and rear crumple zones that absorb and deflect impacts. However, the Sentra takes things a few steps further.

In addition to its Zone body construction, the Sentra comes with hood buckling creases and pipe-style steel side-door guard beams. In a collision, these reinforcements are proven to create an unyielding cage around occupants.

Another added safety edge the Sentra has over the Civic is in its safety belts. At all positions of the Sentra, passengers will be protected by automatic locking retractor belts (emergency locking retractor belts for drivers). These belts will securely lock occupants in place during sudden stops or accidents.

2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Honda Civic: Interior

2017 Nissan Sentra Technology(c)While it may be considered a compact vehicle, the 2017 Nissan Sentra aims to offer a big package in terms of interior convenience. This begins with the integrated key with which drivers will have access to keyless entry and remote start. During those extreme weather months, remote start can really come in handy!

For entertainment purposes, the Sentra comes with several music streaming options. Drivers can connect phones and MP3 players using either the USB port or auxiliary jack. They can also connect wirelessly using Bluetooth®.2 With this technology, they can also make convenient hands-free phone calls.

Bluetooth® is a feature also available in the Civic, as well as several other music streaming options. However, while it can offer a fair amount of entertainment, it lacks some of the more utilitarian features found in the Sentra like remote start and keyless entry. Overall, the Honda Civic tech package is not as well-rounded as the competition.

Big Differences Between Compact Cars

While both these cars may be compact, their performance specs are not. However, when drivers in the Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, and Collingswood area desire the most variation, they’ll have to choose the 2017 Nissan Sentra. The 2017 Honda Civic, with its less balanced list of advantages, just cannot compete. Any drivers who would like to see this for themselves should call Cherry Hill Nissan. We’ll help you get in the driver’s seat. Schedule your test drive today.



1 Fuel economy based on targeted 2017 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2017 Sentra®. EPA data not available at time of publication. Targeted 2017 fuel economy estimates:

• 27 city MPG / 35 hwy MPG / 30 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra S equipped with Manual Transmission
• 29 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra S, SV, SR, SL equipped with CVT Transmission
• 26 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG / 28 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra SR Turbo
• 25 city MPG / 31 hwy MPG / 27 combined MPG for NISMO® equipped with Manual Transmission
• 27 city MPG / 33 hwy MPG / 29 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra SR Turbo
• 25 city MPG / 30 hwy MPG / 27 combined MPG for NISMO equipped with CVT Transmission

Estimates based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2 Availability of specific features is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone Owner’s Manual for details. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. See for details.

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