2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra

2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra

2021 Honda Civic


2021 Nissan Sentra


Standard Horsepower


Available Horsepower


Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)


Honda LaneWatch™

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Heated Rear Outboard Seats

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10-Speaker Premium Sound System

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Compact sedan drivers across the country are quickly opting for the Honda Civic as their next model. Impressive in isolation, it truly lives up to its top-tier status when matched up against rival models. To show you just what we mean, we’ve gone ahead and compared the 2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra on:

  • Engine Specs
  • Interior Features
  • Safety Features

Civic vs. Sentra: Engine Specs

The Nissan Sentra is going to feel underpowered and underwhelming, especially if you’ve taken a test drive in the latest Honda Civic. While the Sentra makes do with a paltry 149 hp from its sole 2.0L 4-cylinder, Honda Civic engines include:

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

Civic vs. Sentra: Interior Features

Where the Honda Civic’s superior engine specs allow it to offer a more compelling ride, its features provide everything from superior comfort to more immersive audio when compared against the Sentra. The Civic offers:

  • 10-speaker premium sound system vs. 8-speaker in the Sentra
  • 8-way power driver’s seat vs. 6-way in the Sentra
  • Heated front and rear outboard seats vs. heated front seats in the Sentra
  • Multi-angle rearview camera vs. static rearview camera in the Sentra

Civic vs. Sentra: Safety Features

The latest range of Honda vehicles has built a strong reputation for going above and beyond when it comes to safety technology, so you shouldn’t be surprised to see the Civic offering more than the Sentra.

Highlights include:

  • Standard Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Adjusts your cruising speed to maintain a safe gap between your vehicle and the one ahead. With the Sentra, that feature is only available in pricier trims.
  • Available Honda LaneWatch™: Uses a camera under your side-mirror to provide a video feed of the blind spot area on your in-dash camera. The Sentra offers no comparable feature.

It’s Increasingly Hard to Justify Choosing the Nissan Sentra Over the Honda Civic

As ever, the Honda Civic offers power and technology that rival models don’t. The team here at Victory Honda of Muncie can help with everything from estimating monthly payments to providing first-rate servicing, so feel free to contact us today if you’d like to find out more.

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