Honda Civic vs Nissan Sentra

2018 Honda Civic Side

Compact sedans are a great way to take a fun drive around Palm Beach, Wellington, and Greenacres. They offer safe driving with the kind of efficiency that doesn’t require to stop for gas often.

So which compact sedan is right for you? Braman Honda of Palm Beach looks to help you decide between two reliable options in this 2018 Honda Civic vs. Nissan Sentra comparison.

Honda Civic vs Nissan Sentra Performance

The Honda Civic offers a great blend of sporty performance in an efficient ride. There are two choices for what can power it under the hood.

Honda Civic InteriorThe base engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC). This technology allows the engine to perform more efficiently. It gets 158 horsepower.

The second choice is a 1.5L Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. With its extra turbo power this engine gets up to 174 horsepower.

All of these engines can be paired up with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

The manual transmission gives you more freedom and control during your drive, while the CVT helps you get better fuel economy. The 2018 Honda Civic can get up to an EPA-estimated 32 MPG city and 42 MPG highway1.

There are only two engine choices for the 2018 Nissan Sentra and neither comes close to the efficiency of the Honda Civic. It gets an EPA-estimated 27 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.

Honda Civic vs Nissan Sentra Infotainment System

Inside the  Honda Civic, you’ll find an infotainment system that will help you find your way and keep you entertained for the whole trip.

There’s a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen in the center of your dashboard. Here you’ll find the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic.

This is also the home of convenient features like a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink for hands-free phone calls.

You can also sync up your smart phone to use your apps and get to your favorite music thanks to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

The Nissan Sentra also has a touchscreen monitor, but it’s over an inch smaller at only 5.8 inches. Its infotainment system also does not offer Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™.

Honda Civic vs. Nissan Sentra Safety

The 2018 Honda Civic uses driver assistance technology and a scientific design to help keep you safe.

The intuitive Honda Sensing® system brings together driver assistance features that look out for you on all sides, such as:

  • Forward Collison Warning
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System

The Civic was also built with an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ Body Structure to better absorb impact force.

The Nissan Sentra also has some driver assistance features, but they aren’t as intuitive. It also doesn’t have the same smart frame design.

Take A Test Drive

It’s clear that the Honda Civic is an excellent choice for a safe and entertaining ride around Palm Beach, Wellington, and Greenacres.

To learn more about this Honda Civic vs. Nissan Sentra comparison, visit Braman Honda of Palm Beach and take a test drive.




[1] Based on 2018 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.