2022 Nissan Sentra vs. Its Competition

2022 Nissan Sentra
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Nissan Sentra competes with compact sedans and hatchbacks that all seem to be getting larger and offered with more sport and style than their budget-car past.

As a sedan, hatch, or hybrid, the Toyota Corolla is long on reliability and value, and the hatchback gives it a much-needed visual edge.

The Honda Civic comes in basic and Type R trim, has a handsome interior, and brings back the Si edition for 2022.

The VW Jetta does everything well, though there’s nothing particularly noteworthy about its performance.

The Mazda 3 offers sporty handling and a more refined, upscale interior in sedan and hatchback form.

The Hyundai Elantra has expressive style and new hybrid models, along with an excellent warranty.

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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2022 Nissan Sentra uncovers a cache of refinement in its sleek shape and refined ride.
6.8
The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains.
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The 2022 Hyundai Elantra excites us with its styling and gas mileage, but loses us with interior quality.
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With more interesting style, the 2022 Toyota Corolla is a wallflower no more; hybrids have Prius-like fuel economy.
The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta packs more standard features for a better compact car value.
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The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive.
MSRP From     
$19,510$22,350$19,950$20,175$20,195$20,650
Gas Mileage     
28 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 56 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
S CVTLX CVTSE IVTL CVT (SE)S Manual2.0 FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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