There’s a good chance that you read our headline and said “so what?” considering that the average driver doesn’t really choose a car like the 2014 Nissan Sentra for its horsepower. And yet you need an engine with enough power to get you where you need to be and get you there on time, and the 2014 Honda Civic has just enough to do that, but that’s not all it has on the Sentra.

More Power at the Same Fuel Efficiency

Many drivers choose the Honda Civic for its history of affordability and efficiency, and while some automakers are able to put up a fight on one front, it can be tough to find a vehicle that can truly go toe-to-toe with the Civic. For instance, the 2014 Honda Civic LX Sedan with automatic transmission earns an EPA-estimated 39 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city.* That’s the same as the Sentra.

And yet Honda engineering gives you more power in the Civic than the Sentra. Honda’s four-cylinder engine is good for 143 hp to the Sentra’s 130 hp; that’s a difference you’ll notice when you need to get up to speed.

That’s just the start of the competition between the Civic and the Sentra, though. When it comes to standard features, it’s tough to beat a Honda these days. The basic Civic LX comes with

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Built-in rearview camera
  • SMS texting and Pandora internet radio

Do you want to see how the 2014 Sentra compares? Take a look at our side-by-side comparison of the two small cars and decide for yourself which one is better off.

Test Drive the Civic for Yourself

If you find yourself wanting a powerful small car, the Civic can do the trick, but if the 143 hp engine isn’t quite enough, consider the Honda Civic Si. The sport-tuned Civic is good for 205 hp and feels just as comfortable on the track or on the street.

Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer for a test drive today; we can’t wait to see you.


*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrids), and other factors.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.