2019 Nissan Sentra vs. Its Competition

2019 Nissan Sentra
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2019 Nissan Sentra competes with value-packed sedans which offer surprising features for little money.

The Honda Civic is our pick in the class for its peppy turbo engines, great fuel economy, and available body styles.

The Mazda 3 is a compelling choice thanks to its elegant looks and available hatchback utility.

The Ford Focus is due to be discontinued, but still offers an appealing, often discounted alternative.

The Chevy Cruze can be had with a diesel powertrain for high-mileage buyers, and a hatch body for better practicality.

The Toyota Corolla is outdated but has plenty of active safety tech standard.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Nissan Sentra is a compact sedan that handles the basics and little more.
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible.
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever.
The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a fun choice as a hatchback, but we’d skip the sedan in favor of its competitors.
The 2018 Ford Focus is irony on wheels: it comes in a dizzying range of models, of which the SEL and ST are our picks.
The 2018 Mazda 3 adds standard active safety features to an already compelling value. Among compact cars, this is one to consider.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
S Manual4-Door Sedan LLX CVTL CVT (GS)S SedanSport Manual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Manual w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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