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Honda Civic vs. Nissan Sentra

When comparing the Honda Civic to the Nissan Sentra, the Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Nissan Sentra has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Honda Civic versus the Nissan Sentra, the Honda Civic is a better car than the Nissan Sentra.

Honda Civic versus Nissan Sentra Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda Civic ranges from $20,299 to $29,817 while a used Nissan Sentra from the same model year range is priced between $18,880 to $25,764. For a new model, the Honda Civic's price is between $22,397 and $29,294, with the Nissan Sentra priced between $20,895 and $25,909.

Honda Civic versus Nissan Sentra Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 9.2 out of 10 while the Nissan Sentra's quality rating is 7.9 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 2 out of 51 Best Small Cars and the Nissan Sentra being ranked 17 out of 51.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the Nissan Sentra base engine makes 149 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the 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 trunk space. The Nissan Sentra has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

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2023 Honda Civic

2022 Nissan Sentra

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,397 - $29,294

Used Asking Price:

$20,299 - $29,817

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

30.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$20,895 - $25,909

Used Asking Price:

$18,880 - $25,764

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

9.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

8.4 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 51
2 / 51
2 / 51
3 / 51

iSeeCars Rankings

12 / 51
14 / 51
17 / 51
28 / 51

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

EX-L, Type R, Sport, Sport Touring

Trim Levels

SR, SV, S

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.38 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

138 foot-lbs @ 4200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

149 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

146 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

29 / 39 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

360 / 484 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

14.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

44 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

14.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

96.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2935 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

55.7 inches

Length:

183.3 inches

Wheelbase:

107.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3036 lbs

Width:

71.5 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

182.7 inches

Wheelbase:

106.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/40R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P205/60R16