West Michigan drivers in the market for a new small car already have a lot on their minds, so we have to ask, do the low 2015 Nissan Sentra horsepower numbers matter? While your first thought might be that power isn’t of any real concern for a small car like the Sentra, the fact is that every little bit counts, and the last thing you want is to be wishing for a more powerful engine as you struggle to merge onto the highway.
The 2015 Honda Civic has one of the most powerful standard engines in its class, and you’ll certainly notice the difference between it and the Sentra when you put the pedal to the floor.
Comparing the Specs
When it comes to engine specs, the Civic isn’t just more powerful: it offers superior torque and fuel economy too.
- The 2015 Nissan Sentra’s 1.8L four-cylinder engine is rated at 130 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque, earning 36 highway and 27 city mpg.
- The 2015 Honda Civic CVT has a 1.8L four-cylinder with 143 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque, rated at an EPA-estimated 39 highway and 30 city mpg.*
Whether you’re at the pump or putting that gas pedal to the floor as you race to get to work on time, the Civic’s engine will treat you better than the Sentra’s.
Honda Takes the Lead on Features
In addition to their reputation for affordable, dependable, and fuel-efficient cars, Honda is now making some of the best-equipped vehicles on the road, with the 2015 Civic leading its small car competition on standard features. Each Civic LX comes with the following high-tech amenities:
- Bluetooth for phone and audio
- Steering wheel-mounted controls
- Rearview camera with guidelines
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- SMS texting capabilities
- Pandora internet radio compatibility
The Sentra comes with Bluetooth phone connectivity as a standard feature, but in order for the vehicle to be on par with the civic, you would need to upgrade it a trim level or two.
Test Drive a Civic
Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you today to take the 2015 Honda Civic for a test drive and experience for yourself just how swiftly it accelerates. We think you’ll agree that the 2015 Nissan Sentra’s horsepower difference is one of the many reasons the Civic a better choice for West Michigan drivers.