When comparing the 2022 Honda Civic's and the 2022 Nissan Sentra's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2022 Nissan Sentra has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for used cars. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Honda Civic's and the 2022 Nissan Sentra's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Honda Civic is a better car than the 2022 Nissan Sentra.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Nissan Sentra Pricing
A used 2022 Honda Civic ranges from $22,975 to $32,654 while a used 2022 Nissan Sentra is priced between $18,381 to $26,110. For a new model, the 2022 Honda Civic's price is between $22,698 and $30,469, with the 2022 Nissan Sentra priced between $20,890 and $27,184.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Nissan Sentra Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value and the 2022 Nissan Sentra loses 44.1 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Honda Civic retains 13.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Nissan Sentra.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Nissan Sentra Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 9.0 out of 10 while the Nissan Sentra's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Nissan Sentra being ranked 11 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Honda Civic is ranked 5 and the Nissan Sentra is ranked 16.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Nissan Sentra Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda Civic is 8.8 out of 10. For the Nissan Sentra the reliability rating is 7.9 out of 10. This gives the Honda Civic a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Nissan Sentra.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the 2022 Nissan Sentra base engine makes 149 horsepower. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 35 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 496 miles. The Sentra is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 484 miles. This gives the 2022 Honda Civic the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2022 Nissan Sentra. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2022 Honda Civic has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2022 Nissan Sentra has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2022 Honda Civic has higher safety ratings than the 2022 Nissan Sentra, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.55 out of 5 Stars.