Compare 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Nissan Sentra

2016 Honda Civic
2016 Nissan Sentra
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2-Door CVT EX-L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-L 31 41 $21,761 $23,425
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-T 31 41 $20,720 $22,300
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT LX 30 41 $18,452 $19,850
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT LX-P 30 41 $19,377 $20,850
Civic Coupe 2-Door CVT Touring 31 41 $24,261 $26,125
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 38 $17,711 $19,050
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX 31 41 $19,553 $21,040
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX w/Honda Sensing 31 41 $20,479 $22,040
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-L 31 42 $22,016 $23,700
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-L w/Honda Sensing 31 42 $22,942 $24,700
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-L w/Navi 31 42 $22,942 $24,700
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-T 31 42 $20,627 $22,200
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT EX-T w/Honda Sensing 31 42 $21,553 $23,200
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT LX 31 41 $18,072 $19,440
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT LX w/Honda Sensing 31 41 $18,998 $20,440
Civic Sedan 4-Door CVT Touring 31 42 $24,608 $26,500
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 27 40 $17,331 $18,640
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 40 $17,699 $18,160
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 29 38 $17,311 $17,760
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 29 38 $21,063 $22,170
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 29 38 $19,395 $20,410
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 29 38 $17,632 $18,550
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $16,357 $16,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,761
$17,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,425
$18,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$390 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Honda Civic drops almost all the economy-car pretense; in Touring trim, it could easily wear a premium label. The 2016 Nissan Sentra is more compelling to value-seeking drivers than to enthusiasts.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 95.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.2
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2900 2858
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 4.01 - 0.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.52
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.77
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
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
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