The Honda Civic, one of the longest-running vehicles in the auto industry, is a compact vehicle that offers a wide range of models with features that Canada values and loves. After all, it is Canada’s favourite car! Efficiency, economy, technology, performance and more underscore each well-equipped trim. Honda continues to ensure that the Civic is also better than the competition. Here, we compare it to the 2020 Nissan Sentra.
Inside and out, the 2020 Honda Civic performs
Although both vehicles are comparable in size, the Civic includes design features that assist with performance. The Civic is 33mm lower in overall height and has a lower ground clearance, both of which present a lower center of gravity that assists in cornering and stability.
The Civic line offers several engine options throughout its model line. Most Civics receive a 2.0L four-cylinder that produces 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. Aside from producing plenty of oomph, it achieves a fuel efficiency rating of 7.9/6.1 L/100 km (city/highway). The sedan lineup also offers a 1.5L turbo four-cylinder that generates up to 205 horsepower with fuel consumption as low as 7.8/6.2 L/100 km.
The Sentra offers a standard 2.0L four-cylinder that reaches 149 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. The only benefit here is a slight boost in torque compared to the Civic’s base engine, but it isn’t very noticeable on the road. This also is the only engine included in the entire lineup. The Civic’s better power and available engine options give buyers more choice and performance.
The Civic and Sentra both offer six-speed manual and Continuously Variable Transmission drivetrains that result in similar fuel consumption ratings when paired with their 2.0L engines. However, keep in mind that Nissan CVTs are notorious for mechanical failures.
The 2020 Honda Civic maximizes interior room and amenities
Both vehicles share similar exterior dimensions, but the Civic’s advanced design opens up more space for occupants. The Civic’s front seats have more shoulder room, and rear passengers have 66 mm of additional legroom, 13 more mm of shoulder room, and more headroom over the Sentra.
Rear occupants also have the option of heated seats, which is something you won’t find in the Sentra. Other amenities found in the Civic, but not available in the Sentra, are HD radio, navigation system, and Lane Keeping Assist.
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