Compare 2011 Honda Civic vs 2011 Nissan Sentra

2011 Honda Civic
2011 Nissan Sentra
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,121 $16,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,910 $18,355
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,387 $15,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,176 $17,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,441 $22,205
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,275 $24,205
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 43 $22,041 $23,950
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 43 $23,142 $25,150
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 43 $23,876 $25,950
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 43 $24,976 $27,150
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,305 $16,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,993 $17,355
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $24,021 $25,490
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $17,093 $18,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,643 $19,155
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,571 $15,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,259 $16,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,359 $17,755
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,910 $18,355
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,459 $24,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,808 $22,605
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 27 34 $16,535 $17,240
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 27 34 $18,084 $19,390
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 27 34 $16,781 $17,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,763 $20,120
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $15,406 $16,060
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $19,228 $20,620

Pricing

Invoice Price

$15,121
$16,535

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$16,405
$17,240

Monthly Payment Estimate

$273 / month
$287 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2011 Honda Civic is still a standout for its perky driving feel and responsiveness, but in most other respects it's no longer so impressive. 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

25 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

49.2 53.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.9 56.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

83.7 97.4

Second Head Room (in)

35.1 37.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.1 55.1

Front Leg Room (in)

42.6 42.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.0 54.1

Second Leg Room (in)

30.3 34.5

Front Head Room (in)

38.0 40.6

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

59.0 59.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.6

Length, Overall (in)

175.5 179.8

Height, Overall (in)

55.0 59.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.1 60.8

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 105.7

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 28.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

68.9 70.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.5 13.1

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA NA

Brake Type

Pwr Power

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

7.9 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.2 14.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

13.6 16.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.4 35.4

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.73 2.9

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P195/65HR15 P205/60HR15

Spare Tire Size

Compact T125/70D16

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/65HR15 P205/60HR15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2652 2948

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 16 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.5 2.1

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 100

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

128 @ 4300 147 @ 4800

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.8L/110 2.0L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

140 @ 6300 140 @ 5100

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

MPFI SMPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 27

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 30

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.02 NA

Trans Type

5 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.53 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.96 1.75

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.53 NA

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.44 5.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.72 NA

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic CVT

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.67 2.35 - 0.39

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Civic Cpe Nissan Sentra

Body Style

2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.00 0.91

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson strut Independent Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA 0.87

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 7

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.5 6.2

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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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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