2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Nissan Sentra a Hartford Area Honda Dealer Comparison

Hartford Area Commuters Love The 2017 Honda Civic

If you’re looking to get behind the wheel of a brand-new compact car for your commute from Hartford to Wallingford, you should know a little more about the Honda Civic and the Nissan Sentra. Both make great commuter vehicles due to their quick start engines and great fuel efficiency, but how do you know which one is best suited to your busy lifestyle?

This comparison of the 2017 Honda Civic vs. Nissan Sentra from our expert team at Schaller Honda in New Britain will provide you with all of the information you need to make a decision. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and speak with one of our automotive experts.

Hartford to Wallingford at Peak Performance: Civic vs Sentra

Both the Civic and the Sentra offer seating for five passengers and come standard with a front-wheel drive train. The 2017 Civic can reach a maximum of 306 horsepower, while the Sentra has only 188 horsepower. Despite its power, the Civic receives an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 32 city/42 highway MPG1, compared to the Sentra’s 29 city/37 highway MPG rating. Each car has an identical cargo capacity of 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space, and you can also fold down the back seats to make room for more cargo.

Tech Features

The Honda Civic is equipped with a standard five-inch display, which can be upgraded to a seven-inch touchscreen. The Sentra also comes with a standard five-inch display screen, but can only be upgraded to a maximum of 5.8 inches and doesn’t respond to touch commands. Both cars each come with a standard four-speaker stereo system, and have USB ports and Bluetooth® connectivity. The Civic comes with a standard rearview camera for easy parking, but you’ll have to pay extra to add a rearview camera to the 2017 Sentra.

Available Safety Features

Both the Civic and the Sentra can be equipped with advanced driver-assisting safety features to help drivers avoid some of the most common collision-causing scenarios. Either car can be fitted with blind spot monitoring to keep you safe when switching between lanes. Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Braking is available, alerting you of potential frontal collisions and engaging the brakes automatically if you don’t respond fast enough.

Adaptive Cruise Control allows you to set a safe following distance; and your car will maintain it, braking and accelerating as necessary to keep up with traffic. The Civic’s Honda Sensing® package also comes with a Lane Keeping Assist System, which can alert you to unintentional drifting from your lane and even provide helpful corrective steering to direct you back towards the center of your lane.

Test Drive Your Compact Car

Ready to hop behind the wheel of one of these great cars and see what it can do? Our team at Schaller Honda believes drivers in Hartford, Middletown and Walingford will appreciate the 2017 Honda Civic’s fuel efficiency, powerful engine, and large infotainment system screen.


1 28 city / 40 highway/ 32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city / 40 highway / 34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city / 42 highway / 35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city / 42 highway / 36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2017 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.