Compare 2011 Lexus IS F vs 2011 Nissan Sentra

2011 Lexus IS F
2011 Nissan Sentra
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F 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $15,406 $16,060
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 27 34 $16,535 $17,240
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 27 34 $18,084 $19,390
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,763 $20,120
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $19,228 $20,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,594
$15,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,660
$16,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1011 / month
$268 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Nissan Sentra looks plain on the outside and is only offered in one body style, but there's a lot to love for shoppers who value a comfortable, well-appointed interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 97.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 179.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.91 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.6 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/35YR19 P205/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40YR19 P205/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3780 2875
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
371 @ 5200 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
416 @ 6600 140 @ 5100
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.17 3.69
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.59 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.45
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS F Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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