If you are looking at the 2014 Nissan Sentra and thinking that you just have to compromise when it comes to horsepower, we have news for you: the 2014 Honda Civic means not having to compromise. Available now at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you, the 2014 Civic is a small car with a kick, and while you may not think that’s something you need, let us tell you why the horsepower of the Civic matters.

Small Car Power Matters

It used to be an assumption that in order to get great fuel economy and an affordable small car, you had to sacrifice power, but engineering has made it such that this is no longer the case. The 2014 Honda Civic has a four-cylinder engine capable of up to 143 hp, and yet the Civic Sedan LX with automatic transmission earns an EPA-estimated 39 mpg on the highway.* It’s the best of both worlds.

What about the Sentra? Well, the Sentra has a four-cylinder engine too, but it is only rated at 130 hp. It must be more efficient, then, right? Not quite. The 2014 Sentra only gets 36 mpg on the highway, coming up short on the Civic yet again.

That’s not all, either. The 2014 Civic is part of Honda’s plan to redefine the idea of “standard features,” giving drivers amenities like Bluetooth, a touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, and more as standard. Yet another perk that sets Honda’s small car apart.

To see everything else that separates these two small cars, take a look at our side-by-side comparison and decide for yourself.

Drive Home a Civic Today

If you want to see what the 2014 Honda Civic has to offer, just stop by a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you and take one for a test drive. We have coupe and sedan, sport-tuned Si and hybrid, and so many more choices for the Civic. Stop by and let us help you find yours.


*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.