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Hyundai Elantra vs. Nissan Sentra

When we compare the Hyundai Elantra to the Nissan Sentra, the Hyundai Elantra has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Nissan Sentra has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sentra have the same overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Elantra versus the Nissan Sentra, the Hyundai Elantra is a better car than the Nissan Sentra.

Hyundai Elantra versus Nissan Sentra Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Elantra ranges from $16,418 to $23,988 while a used Nissan Sentra from the same model year range is priced between $18,880 to $25,764. For a new model, the Hyundai Elantra's price is between $20,777 and $27,061, with the Nissan Sentra priced between $20,895 and $25,909.

Hyundai Elantra versus Nissan Sentra Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sentra is 7.9 out of 10. With both vehicles earning the same number they are extremely competitive in their vehicle segment. Hyundai Elantra is ranked 16 out of 51 Best Small Cars and Nissan Sentra is ranked 17 out of 51, with their respective reliability, retained value, and safety ratings used to break the tie, in that order.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Hyundai Elantra’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the Nissan Sentra base engine makes 149 horsepower. The Elantra is rated to deliver an average of 37 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 521 miles. The Sentra is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 484 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the Hyundai Elantra has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Nissan Sentra has the advantage in the areas of front leg room trunk space.

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2023 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Nissan Sentra

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$20,777 - $27,061

Used Asking Price:

$16,418 - $23,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.1%

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:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

8.4 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 51
11 / 51
16 / 51
31 / 51

iSeeCars Rankings

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

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Limited, N Line, SE, SEL

Trim Levels

SR, SV, S

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

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):

4.04 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:

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

132 foot-lbs @ 4500 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):

33 / 42 / 37

Range (city/hwy):

409 / 521 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

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:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

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:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

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:

40.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

14.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.4 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:

2725 lbs

Width:

71.9 inches

Height:

55.7 inches

Length:

184.1 inches

Wheelbase:

107.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

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:

15.0 x 6.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

195/65R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P205/60R16