The 2015 Honda Civic is one of the best compact cars you can buy today, no matter if you want a frugal economy car, sporty coupe, or practical sedan. Honda of Superstition Springs has the Civic in all its varieties, and we’re in Mesa, AZ an easy drive from Phoenix.
The 2015 Nissan Sentra isn’t a bad compact sedan, but when you put it up against one of the leaders of the class it just comes up short.
Civic vs. Sentra Fuel Efficiency
All compact cars should get good fuel economy, but some are better than others. With the manual transmission the Civic beats the Sentra by 1 in the EPA city test with 28 mpg, and they tie at 36 on the highway. Move up to the CVT automatic version and again the Civic does 1 better with 30 mpg city, and they tie at 39 highway.
Civic vs. Sentra Variety
The Honda Civic is available as both a stylish sedan and a sporty coupe, which makes finding the Civic model that's right for you even easier. If you go with the Nissan Sentra, you're stuck with only one body style. Nissan does offer the Sentra in SR trim, but it’s mostly a suspension and trim package with the same 130hp motor as the rest of the lineup.
Civic vs. Sentra Features
The Nissan Sentra does have a lower base price, but it gets there at the expense of some of the features Honda includes as standard equipment on the Civic. Some of these are:
- Rearview camera
- Rear seat head restraints
- Full Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
- Text to speech capabilities
- Pandora internet radio
The Honda Civic has never been a bad choice when shopping for a compact car, and the 2015 may be the best one they have ever made. Take one for a spin at Honda of Superstition Springs in Mesa, AZ and see for yourself just how nice a modern economy car can get.
*30 city/39 highway/33 combined mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.