2015 Nissan Sentra vs. 2015 Honda Civic

Is the 2015 Nissan Sentra Right for West Michigan Drivers?

Drivers in West Michigan searching for that new small car, have you given any thought to the 2015 Nissan Sentra? Nissan’s compact car has advanced a bit in recent years, putting it ahead of some competitors (like the Dodge Dart), but the basic trim still has a tough time competing. The standard Sentra S has power accessories, air conditioning, and automatic headlights, but its only real modern feature that doesn’t require an upgrade is Bluetooth (just phone connectivity, no streaming). The Sentra does hit 36 highway mpg and 27 city mpg, which is better than many of its competitors.

While the Sentra may be more efficient than many of its competitors, the fiercest competitor in the small car class still leads by a wide margin. The 2015 Honda Civic earns an EPA-estimated 39 highway and 30 city mpg (with a CVT),* and it was just awarded a 2015 Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Small Car Best Buy Award*. If that’s not enough of a reason to choose the Civic, there’s the new set of standard features found on every model; the basic Civic LX comes with Honda’s exclusive i-MID infotainment system, rearview camera, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Pandora radio, SMS texting, and more. We think there’s a reason why so many West Michigan drivers have been choosing the Civic as their small car.

See how the Civic and Sentra compare in our side-by-side chart below, then see the Civic firsthand at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you:


*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle