2016 Nissan Sentra vs. 2016 Honda Civic compact Vacaville Nissan Vacaville San Francisco CA
2016 Nissan Sentra  2016 Honda Civic
30 city, 40 highway Top MPG 31 city, 42 highway
2,848 Curb Weight (pounds) 2,742
Yes J.D. Power's Top Compact Car in 2015 Initial Quality Study? No
Yes Available Intelligent Cruise Control?  Yes
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2016? Yes
39.4 / 42.5 inches Headroom / Legroom - Front  37.5 (except for base model's 39.3) / 42.3 inches

2016 Nissan Sentra vs. 2016 Honda Civic

2016 Nissan Sentra vs. 2016 Honda Civic compact IIHS Top Safety Pick Vacaville Nissan San Francisco CA

The compact car class is a hotly-contested one, with a number of popular, award-winning models. Two we'd like to present to you today are the 2016 Nissan Sentra and the 2016 Honda Civic, so we can determine which compact works for your driving needs. First impressions are important, and though the 2016 Honda Civic is a highly-regarded car, it has a stoic and boxy exterior, while the 2016 Nissan Sentra is sleeker and has a more playful front design. Plus, you have 10 colors to choose from with the Nissan Sentra, including Red Alert and Deep Blue Pearl, while the Honda Civic only has eight exterior color options.

Bottom line, the 2016 Nissan Sentra is a more affordable car, with a suggested retail value that is about $2,000 less than the 2016 Honda Civic. That doesn't mean that we are skimping on quality here with the 2016 Sentra, far from it. With 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway in FE+S model options and similar figures among all other models, the 2016 Sentra saves you plenty at the pump. Plus, it comes with helpful features like available Intelligent Cruise Control and standard Speed-Sensitive Volume Control. This means your Sentra will slow down if you get too close to the vehicle in front of you while you're set on cruise, and your radio will turn down when you need to focus on difficult driving maneuvers.

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When you think compact cars, you might think "small" - but how does this grab you? The 2016 Nissan Sentra has a lot of space on the inside, with 39.4 inches of headroom and 42.5 inches of legroom, easily topping the 37.5 inches in most 2016 Honda Civic models for headroom and 42.3 inches of legroom in all 2016 Civic models. Those are dimensions that compare well with midsize sedans.

The Nissan Sentra is also a sturdy and safe car, despite its small frame, with a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick to its credit, which means it's among the most impact-resistant in its class. The 2016 Honda Civic also is an IIHS pick, but the Sentra's frame is a little more than 100 pounds heavier than the Civic's, which will keep you even more secure. Nissan of Vacaville is located at 671 Orange Drive in Vacaville, CA, and we have the Nissan Sentra in stock and on our lot, among other quality Nissans on the lot. For more information please contact us at (888) 591-1861 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.

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