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2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra

2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra

2021 Honda Civic


2021 Nissan Sentra



Up to 174


Up to 149

10-Speaker Premium Sound System

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Driver's Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment

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Heated Front and Outboard Rear Seats

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Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)


TheHonda Civic continues to lead the way in the compact sedan segment, which is why comparing the 2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra proves Honda as the clear winner. While the Sentra makes a strong showing, the Civic still leads the way when it comes to: 

  • Features
  • Horsepower and Torque
  • Safety

Civic vs. Sentra: Features

The Honda Civic comes standard with top technology features such as Speed Sensitive Volume Compensation and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. Both are unavailable with any configuration of the Nissan Sentra, as are the following optional Civic features:

  • Heated Front and Outboard Rear Seats
  • 10-Speaker Premium Sound System
  • Driver’s Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment

The Honda Civic outperforms the Nissan Sentra Focus on everything from year-round comfort to immersive audio and more. 

Civic vs. Sentra: Horsepower and Torque

Able to provide cruising power and acceleration that’s above and beyond conventional standards, the Honda Civic offers drivers Auburn, CA drivers a choice of two exceptional engines:

  • Standard 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Delivers up to 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
  • Available 1.5L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: Delivers up to 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

The Nissan Sentra doesn’t come with engine options, delivering the same uninspiring 2.0L 4-cylinder at 149 hp across all configurations. 

Civic vs. Sentra: Safety

Honda leads the way when it comes to safety technology, which is why you’ll find the latest Civic fitted with sophisticated driver assistance systems such as: 

  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Adaptive Cruise Control costs extra with the Nissan Sentra, while the Honda Civic equips it as standard. Honda LaneWatch™ is exclusive to Honda, making it hard for any Nissan Sentra trim level to compete. 

The Honda Civic Wins Against the Nissan Sentra

Now that you’ve taken a closer look at the Civic vs. Sentra, it’s clear to see which model you’ll be driving home. Shop our extensive inventory and take advantage of our new vehicle specials to save even more, and contact us to schedule a testdrive today!

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