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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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 179.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 13.1
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.6 16.4
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/60HR15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2652 2948
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
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 Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 140 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Cpe Nissan Sentra
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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