2021 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra in Sherwood, AR
Whether your daily commute keeps you in Little Rock or you find yourself driving around Arkansas each day, having a compact sedan that is spacious, high-tech, and efficient is key. Two sought-after compact sedans are the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan and the 2021 Nissan Sentra. However, as this comparison shows, the Honda Civic Sedan provides a more well-rounded and enjoyable ride.
Performance and efficiency
When it comes down to the numbers, the Honda Civic Sedan not only offers a stronger performance but also better fuel economy than the Nissan Sentra. The Civic Sedan comes with two engine options. The first is a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which produces 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. For more power, the available 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is a solid option, putting out 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The Sentra only has a single engine available, which is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces just 149 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque.
The Civic Sedan also stands out in terms of fuel efficiency, getting an EPA-estimated 32 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway, and 36 combined for the EX and EX-L trims.* The Sentra’s fuel economy ratings fall short.
While compact sedans tend to have smaller sizes, they can still offer ample interior space – and the 2021 Civic Sedan illustrates this. Inside its trunk, the Civic Sedan offers 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space for all of your gear, whereas the Sentra only offers 14.3 cubic feet. The Civic Sedan also has more legroom in the rear row at 37.4 inches of rear legroom, compared to 34.7 inches in the Sentra. This means that passengers will be able to be more comfortable inside the Civic Sedan.
When you want to feel confident on your commute, safety technologies can help you do just that. The Civic Sedan and Sentra both come standard with lots of safety systems. With the Civic Sedan, though, you will find a few innovations that the Sentra doesn’t even offer. These include the standard Road Departure Mitigation System and the available Walk Away Auto Lock®, which protect the car while driving on the road and when sitting in a parking spot.**
If you’re ready to buy a daily driver to keep up with your busy schedule, choose the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan. Take the car out for a test drive today at Russell Honda in North Little Rock.
*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX and EX-L trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
**Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.