2016 Nissan Sentra vs. Its Competition

2016 Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra ranks as one of the most spacious and comfortable-riding models in its segment.

It has a near rival in the Chevrolet Cruze that's been redesigned for 2016.

The Toyota Corolla is a strong contender in its current form; it's more exciting to look at, although it keeps with all the responsible, rational expectations you might have of this model.

The Ford Focus is a stylish sedan that delivers a sporty driving experience.

The Hyundai Elantra also offers great value with its good looks.

The Honda Civic is all-new this year, and has gone upmarket with its design and available turbocharged engine.

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2016 Ford Focus Electric2016 Ford Focus
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2016 Honda Civic Coupe2016 Honda Civic
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2016 Hyundai Elantra GT2016 Hyundai Elantra
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Quick Specs
7.6
The 2016 Nissan Sentra is more compelling to value-seeking drivers than to enthusiasts.
7.6
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze inches closer to mid-size, while growing lighter, leaner, and more fuel-efficient.
8.4
From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, the 2016 Ford Focus remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market.
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The 2016 Honda Civic drops almost all the economy-car pretense; in Touring trim, it could easily wear a premium label.
8.2
Not quite a hot hatch, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT gives up some rear-seat space in the name of cargo room and European style.
7.4
The 2016 Toyota Corolla continues to offer reliable, inexpensive transportation—with a bit of flair and new, easy-to-use infotainment systems.
MSRP From     
$16,780$16,120$17,225$18,640$17,250$17,300
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas 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 S4-Door Manual LX4-Door Sedan Manual SE (Alabama Plant)4-Door Sedan Manual L (SE)
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     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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