Compare 2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 Honda Civic
2018 Nissan Sentra
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EX-L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX-L CVT 31 40 $22,039 $23,725
Civic Coupe EX-T CVT 31 40 $20,998 $22,600
Civic Coupe EX-T Manual 30 41 $20,257 $21,800
Civic Coupe LX CVT 30 39 $18,729 $20,150
Civic Coupe LX Manual 28 39 $17,989 $19,350
Civic Coupe LX-P CVT 30 39 $19,655 $21,150
Civic Coupe Touring CVT 31 40 $24,539 $26,425
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $21,599 $23,250
Civic Hatchback EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $23,914 $25,750
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $24,840 $26,750
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $19,470 $20,950
Civic Hatchback LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $20,396 $21,950
Civic Hatchback LX Manual 29 38 $18,729 $20,150
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 36 $20,951 $22,550
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 38 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,691 $28,750
Civic Sedan EX CVT 31 40 $19,831 $21,340
Civic Sedan EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $20,757 $22,340
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,294 $24,000
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Navigation 32 42 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT 32 42 $20,905 $22,500
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $21,831 $23,500
Civic Sedan EX-T Manual 31 42 $20,164 $21,700
Civic Sedan LX CVT 31 40 $18,350 $19,740
Civic Sedan LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $19,276 $20,740
Civic Sedan LX Manual 28 40 $17,609 $18,940
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 32 42 $24,886 $26,800
Civic Si Coupe Manual 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/High Performance Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Sedan Manual 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/High Performance Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $32,200 $34,700
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NISMO CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra NISMO CVT 25 30 $24,495 $25,790
Sentra NISMO Manual 25 31 $24,495 $25,790
Sentra S CVT 29 37 $17,811 $18,275
Sentra S Manual 27 35 $16,562 $16,990
Sentra SL CVT 29 37 $22,267 $23,440
Sentra SR CVT 29 37 $19,481 $20,500
Sentra SR Turbo CVT 27 33 $21,366 $22,490
Sentra SR Turbo Manual 26 32 $21,091 $22,200
Sentra SV CVT 29 37 $18,139 $19,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,039
$24,495
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,725
$25,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$430 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
5.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Honda Civic is a good car made better by plenty of options and value at nearly every stop. The 2018 Nissan Sentra is a compact car that does what it says on the package: it’s roomy, quiet, and relatively affordable.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 96
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)
176.9 183.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes 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 P215/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P215/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2900 3090
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 177 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.6 L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 188 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 25
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 6.6
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
Rollover Rating

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