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2017 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2017 Nissan Sentra

Four-door sedans are wonderful for both single people and families alike, but with so many options out there, it can be tough to make a decision. That’s where we come in to help with our 2017 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2017 Nissan Sentra comparison. See what both brands have to offer right here.

For the sake of comparison, and just to see what both brands have on the higher end, we will be looking at the top-level trim for both of these four-door compact sedans. When it comes to Honda, most of their vehicles top off with the Touring trim and the Civic Sedan is no different. Nissan uses a different designation for its top-level trims, and the highest Sentra trim is the NISMO. If you would like to see other Civic Sedan trims, or if you want to see a Civic inventory in the Lafayette area, then click the Bob Rohrman Honda inventory link below.

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2017 Honda Civic Sedan Touring VS 2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO
32 City / 42 Highway* Fuel Economy 25 City / 30 Highway
Standard Dual Zone Climate Control Not Available
Standard Power Driver Seat Not Available
Standard Power Moonroof Not Available

How does the Civic Sedan compare to the Sentra?

Fuel efficiency is important to most people who are looking for a compact sedan. Maybe you have a family or maybe you just want your wallet to be a little thicker at the end of the week. Either way, the Civic Sedan Touring puts up far better MPG numbers than the Sentra NISMO according to EPA estimates.* This can add up to real savings over the course of your Honda ownership.

When it comes to features, the Sentra has to keep saying not available. Keep in mind, this is a top trim for the compact sedan, and yet it excludes many features that the Civic even has standard at lower levels. Not only does the Sentra NISMO not include dual zone climate control, a power driver seat, and a power moonroof, but it also doesn’t have other luxurious features like leather seats, an illuminated vanity mirror, or fog lights.

Other features for the Sentra NISMO are locked behind upgrade packages so you have to pay extra if you want navigation or even something as simple as floor mats. Though Nissan tries to make the NISMO trim flashy with a few exterior upgrades, it neglects so many features that this vehicle becomes very hard to recommend.

One thing that’s worth mentioning before we bring this comparison to a close, is the fact that both of these vehicles come with smooth operating continuously variable transmissions. If that was a key selling point that you were looking for in your next car, then knowing that both models provide it should make things a little easier.

If the Civic Sedan is the right vehicle for you, and you live in the Lafayette area, then you should come see the new Honda inventory that we have here at Bob Rohrman Honda. There’s a Honda for everybody, and we can help you find yours.

*28 city / 40 highway/ 32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city / 40 highway / 34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city / 42 highway / 35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city / 42 highway / 36 combined 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.

2017 Honda Civic Sedan Touring interior overview
2017 Honda Civic Sedan Touring dashboard and steeringwheel
2017 Honda Civic Sedan Touring shift lever
2017 Honda Civic Sedan Touring backup camera

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