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Compare 2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Honda Civic
2020 Nissan Sentra
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,636 $25,450
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,970 $23,650
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,229 $22,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,876 $28,950
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,136 $28,150
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,452 $19,850
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,719 $27,700
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $34,324 $36,995
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,144 $19,090
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,362 $21,430
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,263 $20,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,525
$18,144
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,250
$19,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars. The 2020 Nissan Sentra is sportier and better equipped but is still a value.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 44
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 96
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 3047
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
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
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 146 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 149 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 39
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.80
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 5.25
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 5.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
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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2020 Honda Civic
  • 2020 Civic is in showrooms
  • Rebate: $1,000 loyalty cash
  • Lease: From $240 for 36 mo.
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2020 Nissan Sentra
  • Redesigned 2020 Sentra includes a more powerful engine
  • Rebates: $750 cash back
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months + $500
  • Lease: From $149 per month for 36 months
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