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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
MSRP
$19,090
Invoice
$18,144
Average Price Paid
$18,230
4,567 listings nationwide

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2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
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2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
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EX FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,864
64 listings nationwide

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2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,094

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

For 38 years, Nissan has peddled the Sentra as its definitive starter car. It’s a household name like Civic, Corolla, and Jetta—all of which are brand-new or have been refreshed in the...

2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews
No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
40
GuruKTKX7 writes:
Good by looks but not as powerful
Power Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD better.
"Horse power"
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD worse.
"Ok ok"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD worse.
"Ok"
Family Car Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD worse.
"Spacious"
2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
39 MPG
42 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.4 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
149 hp @ 6,400 RPM
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
146 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
10.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.55 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 3 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 44 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 910 lbs 985 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.7 in 182.7 in
Width 71.5 in 70.9 in
Height 56.9 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 106.8 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Fresh Powder
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black

Option Packages

  • [N92] Lighting Package
2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD

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