The entry-level sedan market is highly competitive. With a host of vehicles available in this class, consumers often find it difficult to distinguish amongst their many options. Two of the perennial front-runners are the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic. While these are both excellent vehicles, not all entry-level sedans are equal.
When it comes to safety, Nissan took no chances with their 2014 model Sentra. This vehicle is equipped with a suite of safety features found standard on all Nissan vehicles. These features, on display at your Glenside, PA Nissan dealer, include dual advanced airbags, supplemental airbags, and LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child restraints for easier and safer child-seat use. The Honda Civic features a host of similar safety features, and both vehicles feature advanced traction control systems to help keep drivers and passengers safe and sound.
The 2014 Nissan Sentra has taken on a new look, giving it an upscale, luxurious style that stands out against other vehicles in its class. This look, borrowing from its larger Altima cousin, gives the Sentra a style more reminiscent of midsize sedans than other compacts. Conversely, the Honda Civic has a sportier style, opting for a look of less luxury and more functionality commonly found among the compact class.
When it comes to the interior, the Sentra far outshines the Civic. The Sentra’s cabin is roomy, providing ample space to back seat passengers. Comparatively, the Honda Civic is a smaller vehicle, offering a smaller cabin which some drivers and passengers may find cramped. Both vehicles offer great stereo options with Bluetooth, auxiliary audio jacks, and USB capability. However, the Sentra also offers an optional eight speaker Bose audio system and satellite radio. When it comes to cargo space, the Sentra wins hands down with more trunk space than even some midsize sedans.
Both the 2014 Nissan Sentra and Honda Civic are excellent entry-level sedans. However, the style, function, and affordability of the Sentra cannot be matched. Some may like the sporty style of the Civic, but the luxury look and feel of the Sentra is one of a kind and unrivaled in its class.