When comparing the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2019 Nissan Sentra's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The 2019 Nissan Sentra has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the 2019 Nissan Sentra's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Nissan Sentra is a better car than the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA.
2019 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra Pricing
A used 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA ranges from $12,988 to $20,991 while a used 2019 Nissan Sentra is priced between $11,994 to $20,307.
2019 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA loses 41.1 percent of its value and the 2019 Nissan Sentra loses 44.1 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA retains 3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Nissan Sentra.
2019 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai ELANTRA is 8.1 out of 10 while the Nissan Sentra's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai ELANTRA being ranked 12 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Nissan Sentra being ranked 11 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Hyundai ELANTRA is ranked 17 and the Nissan Sentra is ranked 16.
2019 Hyundai ELANTRA vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Hyundai ELANTRA is 7.8 out of 10. For the Nissan Sentra the reliability rating is 7.9 out of 10. This gives the Nissan Sentra a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Hyundai ELANTRA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2019 Nissan Sentra base engine makes 130 horsepower. The ELANTRA is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 504 miles. The Sentra is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles.This gives the 2019 Nissan Sentra the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2019 Nissan Sentra has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2019 Hyundai ELANTRA has higher safety ratings than the 2019 Nissan Sentra, with an average rating of 4.64 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.55 out of 5 Stars.