|2016 Honda Civic Touring||2016 Nissan Sentra SL|
|174-hp 1.5-liter, I4 Turbo||Engine||130-hp, 1.8-liter I4|
|*42-mpg hwy, 31-mpg city||Fuel Economy||38-mpg hwy, 29-mpg city|
|182.3 inches||Length||182.1 inches|
2016 Honda Civic Touring vs 2016 Nissan Sentra SL
Some say that the compact car segment had gotten a bit boring or stale, and that the cars simply weren’t exciting anymore. Honda heard these critics and decided to do something about it. That is how we wound up with the edgier, sleeker, and performance inspired 2016 Honda Civic. With a turbo engine and an eye-grabbing exterior, this Civic is set on reinvigorating the compact car segment. So how does the new Civic stack up against the competition? We take a look with the 2016 Honda Civic Touring vs 2016 Nissan Sentra SL comparison.
This comparison is between the two vehicles top models, which means they will get the best options and features. Both the 2016 Honda Civic Touring and 2016 Nissan Sentra SL come fully loaded with great features such as leather seats, power adjustable chairs, and savvy infotainment systems. The HondaLink system that comes equipped in the 2016 Civic Touring will allow you to make phone calls, send messages, access apps, and manage the navigation system. The vehicle also comes equipped with an upgraded 450-watt, 10-speaker audio system.
More Power, Better Fuel Economy in the 2016 Honda Civic Touring
While the features in the 2016 Honda Civic Touring vs 2016 Nissan Sentra SL comparison are rather similar, the power and efficiency that their engines achieve are no where close. The Honda Civic blows the Sentra SL away in performance. Its 1.5-liter, turbocharged engine produces an exciting 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the Sentra SL’s 1.8-liter only turns out 130 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft of torque.
As for efficiency, the 2016 Honda Civic Touring continues to dominate the 2016 Sentra. The vehicle gets four more mpg on the highway and three more mpg in the city than its Nissan counterpart. That isn’t just a little savings here and there, that is going to add up to quite a bit over the life of the vehicle. If you want to save money at the pump, the 2016 Honda Civic is a far better option.
Anyone interested in learning more about the 2016 Honda Civic Touring vs 2016 Nissan Sentra SL comparison, please get in touch with a Planet Honda sales team member today.
*31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.