2015 Nissan Sentra vs. Its Competition

2015 Nissan Sentra
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

We'd choose the S model with the optional Bluetooth connectivity option.

It keeps the Sentra at a reasonable price point, where we tend to think it escapes as it climbs in trim and options.

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze2015 Chevrolet Cruze
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2015 Ford Focus ST2015 Ford Focus
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2015 Honda Civic LX Sedan2015 Honda Civic
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2015 Hyundai Elantra2015 Hyundai Elantra
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2015 Toyota Corolla L2015 Toyota Corolla
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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2015 Nissan Sentra isn't at all the performer of the segment, but it's certainly a comfortable, spacious car for the money.
7.6
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze might now be one of the oldest designs in its class, but it remains one of the strongest entries -- especially for those focused on comfort, practicality, and fuel-efficiency.
8.6
The 2015 Ford Focus lineup gets a clean new look for 2015, as well as a high-mileage three-cylinder engine option and revamped cabin comforts. From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, it remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market.
7.8
The 2015 Honda Civic is refined, comfortable, and offers top-notch safety ratings and features.
8.2
Snappy sheetmetal and smart packaging puts the 2015 Hyundai Elantra on most must-drive lists, though it's not as engaging to drive as some compact sedans.
7.6
The 2015 Toyota Corolla maintains its reputation for low running costs and frugality, but there's not a lot more beyond that, to make this a very appealing lineup.
MSRP From     
$16,530$16,170$17,170$18,290$17,250$16,950
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 47 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S4-Door Sedan Manual L4-Door Sedan S2-Door Manual LX4-Door Sedan Manual SE (Alabama Plant)4-Door Sedan Manual L (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanCoupeSedanSedan
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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