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2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Nissan Sentra

Front exterior view of a white 2018 Honda Civic Sedan on the left "vs" rear exterior view of a red 2018 Nissan Sentra on the right

When searching for a new sedan you want it to have an athletic exterior appeal and to be loaded with all of the newest interior technology equipment too. You can find all of the things on your wish list with the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan and the 2018 Nissan Sentra. Both of these stylish sedans offer advanced safety and technology features inside the cabin as well as efficient drivetrains under the hood. Figuring out which one of these similar sedans is right for you can be hard and that is why we are helping with this side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Civic and the 2018 Sentra.

2018 Honda Civic


2018 Nissan Sentra

2.0L In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.8L 4-Cylinder
158 HP/ 138 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 130 HP/ 128 LB-FT
6-Speed Manual Transmission Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission
28 MPG City/ 40 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 27 MPG City/ 35 MPG HWY
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package/condition, and other factors.

Compare the 2018 Civic & the 2018 Sentra

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan offers a more powerful and efficient standard drivetrain than the 2018 Nissan Sentra does. Of course, both the 2018 Civic and the 2018 Sentra offer engine upgrades to their standard engines. The 2018 Honda Civic offers a 1.5L Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder engine and the 2018 Sentra makes available a 1.6L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder. The 1.6 Turbo of the 2018 Nissan Sentra does deliver more power than the 2018 Honda Civic’s 1.5L Turbo but it greatly outpaces the Sentra in terms of fuel efficiency.

On the interior of both the Honda Civic and the Nissan Sentra there is seating for five people but the 2018 Civic provides 97.8 cubic feet of standard passenger volume while the 2018 Sentra only offers 95.9 cubic feet. The 2018 Civic and the 2018 Sentra come standard with a 5” Color Touchscreen Display and a 4-Speaker Stereo, but after the base trim level the Touchscreen of the Honda Civic grows to 7” while the Sentra’s touchscreen maxes out at 5.8”. Other awesome available amenities inside the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan include a 180-Watt 8-Speaker Stereo, Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™, and Leather-Trimmer Heated Seats. With a more efficient drivetrain and better available interior equipment the 2018 Civic is the clear choice over the 2018 Sentra.