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2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra: Which Sedan is Better?

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Nissan Sentra

2017 Nissan Sentra

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Among the different options out there for an affordable compact car, the 2017 Honda Civic and 2017 Nissan Sentra are both sensible options. Both give you affordable access to dependable transportation, efficient performance, and seating for up to five. When you start to look at some of the specifics, though, the Honda Civic proves to be the better pick, whether you’re commuting to and from Lakewood for work or toting your family around Manchester.

Performance Specs and Fuel Economy


Whether you want more engine options, more standard power, or more available power, the Civic is the all-around better pick. The Civic’s base engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that makes 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. Also on offer is a turbocharged 1.5L inline-four. You can even opt for the Civic Si to get even more power from the turbocharged engine or step up to the Type R, which comes with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that makes 306 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque.

The Nissan Sentra’s base engine is a 1.8L four-cylinder that only produces 130 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. It’s also offered with a turbocharged engine option, a 1.6L inline-four, although that model still only makes 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Beyond these, there are no additional engine options offered on the Sentra.

And not only does the Civic provide superior power, it also provides better fuel economy:

  • Honda Civic – 32 city / 42 highway mpg*
  • Nissan Sentra – 29 city / 37 highway mpg

Standard and Available Features


The 2017 Honda Civic and 2017 Nissan Sentra both come equipped with standard technology and convenience features that include Bluetooth® hands-free calling, full power features, a 5-inch central display screen, and a USB port. Unlike the Sentra, though, the Civic also gets a standard rearview camera, Bluetooth® audio connectivity, and an automatic climate control system. Not only that, but the Honda Civic is the only model of the two that’s offered with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone app integration, something that’s standard on every version of the Civic apart from the base trim.

The 2017 Honda Civic is a Winning Option for Manchester Drivers

You don’t have to take our word for it! The 2017 Honda Civic is now available at Honda of Toms River, so come take it for a test drive at our dealership and see for yourself. We’re located just 30 minutes east of Manchester Township at 346 New Jersey Route 37 East in Toms River, NJ, where you’ll always find an impressive selection, helpful advice, and competitive financing. Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

*32 city / 42 highway mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L, and Touring CVT models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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