Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Sentra

The Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Sentra are both quality sedans with plenty of attributes worthy of your drives throughout the Centereach, Long Island, and Ronkonkoma areas. The Centereach Hyundai team is here to assist you in deciding between the two. The following Hyundai Elantra vs. Nissan Sentra comparison is designed to do just that.

Below, we will set these two side by side looking at what each has to offer in terms of performance, interior comfort, and convenience in order to provide you with a clear picture of how they stack up to one another. Let's jump in to get started.

Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Sentra: Performance

To get a sense of the kind of performances the Elantra and the Sentra are capable of delivering, we'll be taking a look at their engine specs. There are three engines to choose from under the Elantra's hood. The standard offering is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that's able to get up to 147 horsepower along with 132 lb-ft of torque.

Next up is an available turbocharged 4-cylinder that produces 128 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. Finally, there's an available turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers a commanding 201 horsepower with 195 lb-ft of torque.  

Over on the Nissan Sentra side of things, there are two engine possibilities. It comes standard with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that generates 124 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. The Sentra is available with a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces a maximum of 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Not only does the Hyundai Elantra supply a wider range of engines, it also has a higher overall output of horsepower.

Interior Comfort

Whether it's in the front or the back, the Elantra provides a comfortable ride for all of its occupants. It accomplishes this by making use of an accommodating 110.2 cubic feet of passenger volume as well as spacious measurements for headroom, shoulder room, and hip room in both rows of seating.

In the front seats, the Hyundai Elantra contains 40.3 inches of headroom, 56.2 inches of shoulder room, and 53.4 inches of hip room. The back row has the same level of comfort with 37.3 inches of headroom, 55.3 inches of shoulder room, and 51.9 inches of hip room.

The Nissan Sentra is not quite as roomy as the Elantra when you get inside. Its interior volume falls short at 95.9 cubic feet, and its seating dimensions are also significantly less accommodating. In the front, the headroom measures at 39.4 inches, the shoulder room is 54.7 inches, and the hip room is 50.9 inches. The rear-seat headroom comes to 36.7 inches, the shoulder room is 53.9 inches, and the hip room is 50.1 inches.

Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Sentra: Convenience

When discussing their respective conveniences, each car starts out strong as they're both available with dual automatic temperature control. The Elantra then pulls ahead again with its available wireless charging pad that lets you and your passengers stay charged throughout the drive with minimal effort. The Hyundai Elantra is also available with the hands-free smart trunk release that makes accessing the trunk with your hands full so much easier. Neither of these features are found in the Sentra.   

Take Your Pick Between the Elantra and the Sentra

When it comes to performance, comfort, and convenience, the Hyundai Elantra reveals itself to be the better choice over the Nissan Sentra. Now that you've seen a glimpse of what this fine automobile has in store for your Centereach, Long Island, and Ronkonkoma area drives, you're ready to get the full experience. Contact our team here at Centereach Hyundai to set up a good time for you to test drive the Hyundai Elantra.

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