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2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Nissan Sentra

2016 Honda Civic LX 2016 Nissan Sentra S
158-hp, 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder Engine 130-hp, 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder
5.8 L/100 km* Highway Fuel Economy (with CVT) 7.1 L/100 km
Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? Not Available
Available Driver Assistance Technology? Available

2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Nissan Sentra

When it comes to sedans, the 2016 model year has already been very exciting. There are quite a few sedans that have had redesigns and updates which allow the vehicles to keep up with the latest technology and style. Two compact sedans that are leaders in their class are the Honda Civic and Nissan Sentra, both of which have had some fantastic updates for 2016. Since both sedans are pretty great, you may be wondering which one is right for you. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Nissan Sentra to find out just how these two models compare.

As for the similarities between the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Nissan Sentra, both vehicles have had a complete facelift for the new model year. The redesign for each vehicle makes the Civic and the Sentra more modern and sportier. Both vehicles look incredible and are sure to continue leading compact class. The Civic and Sentra also offer ample space despite their compact labels and each has a lot of fantastic available features, like driver assistance systems, to provide a premium driving experience.

Differences Between the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Nissan Sentra

If we look at the few areas where the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Nissan Sentra are different, we can start to see where the Civic pulls ahead in this comparison. Based on what we know about the upcoming Sentra, we can see the Civic has higher horsepower and still achieves higher highway fuel economy ratings. The Civic’s 158-horsepower, 4-cylinder base engine can achieve up to 5.8 L/100 km* when equipped with its CVT, while the Sentra’s 130-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine can only achieve up to 7.1 L/100 km when equipped with its CVT.

Though the new Honda Civic and new Nissan Sentra each have a lot of available features, there are some differences here as well. The Civic has the very state-of-the-art Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality standard on the LX trim and above, while the Sentra only has NissanConnect available. Also, though both the Honda Civic and Nissan Sentra now have available driver assistance technology, the Civic has these features available for every trim level while the Sentra will most likely only have these features available for higher trim levels.

Though the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Nissan Sentra have many similarities, it is the differences that show that the Civic is the superior model. If you would like to learn more about the new Honda Civic, you can find it right here at Wheaton Honda. For more information, feel free to reach out to our staff by filling out the form below or giving us a call at our Edmonton dealership.


*Estimated fuel economy based on Government of Canada’s 5-cycle testing method. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors – use for comparison only.

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