Nissan Sentra vs. Hyundai Elantra Comparison

Nissan Sentra vs. Hyundai Elantra

Learn How the Redesigned, Nissan Sentra Stands Up to the Competition

is a big year for the beloved Nissan Sentra sedan. The popular car is introducing its eighth generation this year, as well as giving us a slew of exciting updates. It's sleeker, more refined, more powerful, and, best of all, it's available now at AutoCenters Nissan.

If you're in the greater St. Louis area, and you're interested in the Nissan Sentra sedan, we welcome you to visit our Wood River showroom to learn more and to test drive this car in person. It has a lot to offer and is unlike any other Sentra that came before it. Highly customizable, with a variety of trim levels and exciting color schemes, this sedan will appeal to many different driver personalities in the St. Louis area.

As a stylish and easy-to-drive compact sedan, the Sentra is a great option. But we also know it's not the only option around. To help your next car-buying decision, we've compared this new Sentra with the competition. Read on to learn more about why the Sentra is a better car for all your needs.

The Nissan Sentra vs. the Hyundai Elantra

  • Size and exterior appeal. The redesigned Sentra gets a dramatic exterior makeover, including new exterior dimensions. Not only is it wider and lower than the outgoing model, it's also wider and longer than the Hyundai Elantra. The overall effect makes the Sentra eye-catching and more distinctly styled than the Hyundai Elantra.
  • Interior space. Thanks to its lager overall size for , the new Nissan Sentra is also more spacious inside for you and your passengers. In fact, you can expect a lot more room to stretch out in the Nissan than the Hyundai, with two inches of extra legroom in both the front and backseats than the Elantra.
  • Power. The Nissan Sentra for this year gets more power, with a new powertrain under its hood. It went from 124 horsepower to 149 horsepower. Not only is this more oomph than the outgoing model, it's also a slight power bump from what you can expect with the Hyundai Elantra. Both cars get a base 2.0-lier four-cylinder engine. But the Sentra has 149 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque, while the Elantra has 147 horsepower and just 132 pound-feet of torque.
  • Safety features. Both the Sentra and the Elantra offer drivers a range of the latest safety features around. But the Nissan Sentra delivers more as standard equipment. Every new Sentra gets blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking for the front and rear. The Hyundai Elantra, on the other hand, also gets some safety features, but most of them, such as the blind spot monitoring, are only available on upper trims.
  • Tech features. As with safety features, the Nissan Sentra also delivers more tech and connectivity features standard than the Hyundai Elantra. Every Sentra comes with push-button start and a 7-inch touchscreen interface. The Elantra also has these features, but they're list as available only on upper trims, not standard for each model as they are with the Sentra.

Test Drive the Nissan Sentra near St. Louis

Ready to meet the revamped Nissan Sentra in person and see firsthand the many great changes that make it stand out? We have a great selection you can test drive today. Stop by soon and discover what makes this new Sentra better than all competing models. We promise you that whether you've been a longtime Sentra fan, or you're just discovering this car for the first time, the model will impress and satisfy your personality and your driving needs.

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