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Nissan Sentra vs. Honda Civic

Nissan Sentra

Honda Civic

At a Glance: Sentra vs. Civic

An efficient sedan can completely transform the way you get around Middlebury, CT. Two of the best options out there are the 2023 Nissan Sentra and the 2023 Honda Civic. Which model is better for you, though?

To shed some light on which of these sedans might be the right fit for you, our team at Crabtree Nissan has created this comprehensive Nissan Sentra vs. Honda Civic comparison. Read below to learn more!



5 | 5
Sentra vs Civic



146 lb-ft | 138 lb-ft
Sentra vs Civic



44" | 42.3"
Sentra vs Civic

See the Difference for Yourself
Select a category below to learn more about how the Nissan Sentra compares to the Honda Civic.

Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic showcase impressive performance that combines power, smooth handling, and above-the-bar fuel efficiency. That being said, one model will provide a bit more.

Poised Performance

The performance of these sedans is fairly on par with one another. However, there are several key areas in which the Sentra outshines the Civic. To start, its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine churns out 146 lb-ft of torque, while the Civic engine of the same makeup produces just 138 lb-ft of torque.

Why is having more torque important? Torque plays a major role in how your vehicle accelerates. So, if you want the sedan that will be quicker off the line, choose the Nissan Sentra.

Fuel Efficiency

Of course, you’ll also want to drive a vehicle that will enable you to remain on the road longer between pit stops. Fortunately, you can look forward to top-of-the-line efficiency from both vehicles. For example, the Sentra offers an EPA-estimated 29 city/39 highway MPG on its base trim.* The Civic produces an equally impressive fuel economy.



Nissan Sentra

As much as performance is important to you, it may not be the first thing you notice in a vehicle. For plenty of drivers, the comfort and the amenities of the interior mean just as much as what’s under the hood.

A Classic Cabin

In that department, the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic are remarkably similar. Both models offer standard sedan dimensions, with over 90 cubic feet of passenger volume and just over 14 cubic feet of trunk space to store everything from grocery bags to golf clubs.

When you take your seat, each sedan has you covered. Both models offer available power-adjustable seating that’s outfitted with available heat settings as well. You’ll also enjoy available leather appointments in both sedans.

Interior Tech

In terms of interior technology, their similarities continue. The 2023 Sentra and the 2023 Civic each offer:

  • 7-inch touch-screen displays
  • Bluetooth® technology
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Hands-free Text Messaging
  • Available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Both sedans also offer available built-in Wi-Fi® hotspots to help keep you connected along the way.



Nissan Sentra

Last but not least, the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic provide comprehensive safety systems through their respective suites of driver-assistance technologies. While they include many similar features, one model goes a step further to offer an extra layer of protection.

A Complete Safety Suite

The Honda Sensing® suite is certainly impressive. However, it doesn’t quite compare to what the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite offers in the Sentra.

This comprehensive suite includes these systems:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist

Although the Civic’s suite has several similar safety features, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert don’t come standard and are only available if you upgrade to a higher trim level.

Keeping an Eye on Every Side

Still, that only scratches the surface of what the Nissan Sentra safety suite offers. It also features an available Intelligent Around View Monitor, providing a 360° bird’s-eye view of your Sentra and its surroundings. Unfortunately, the Civic offers just a standard rearview camera.


Which One Will You Choose?

Nissan Sentra

Now that you know a bit more about the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic, it’s up to you to decide which sedan is right for you. At Crabtree Nissan, we believe its advanced performance, state-of-the-art technology, and wealth of amenities make the Nissan Sentra the clear winner.

If you agree, feel free to give us a call or visit us to schedule a Middlebury, CT test drive today!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Sentra Sport for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

*2023 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 29 city MPG/39 highway MPG/33 combined MPG for Sentra S, SV; 28 city MPG/37 highway MPG/32 combined MPG for Sentra SR. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.