Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Sentra

2016 Hyundai Elantra SE 6AT vs 2016 Nissan Sentra FE+ S

Quality & Value Analysis

Nissan Sentra and Hyundai Elantra should be a good comparison.  Starting with the Base MSRP, they are very close, with just a $200 price difference.  Hyundai Elantra has an ALG Residual Value of 46% after 36 months, and 29% after 60 months.  Nissan Sentra's ALG Residual Value is not listed at this time.  Hyundai has a fuel economy of 28mpg city / 38mpg highway.  Nissan has a fuel economy of 30mpg city / 40mpg highway.  Nissan has a 36-month/36,000 mile Basic Warranty, and a 60-month/60,000 mile Powertrain Warranty.  Hyundai is known for it's exceptional 60-month/60,000 mile Basic Warranty and 120-month/100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty. 

Performance & Engineering

Nissan Sentra and Hyundai Elantra both have a 1.8-Liter Engine.  Nissan Sentra has 130 Horsepower @ 6,000rpm, and 128 Torque @ 3,600rpm.  Hyundai Elantra has 145 Horsepower @ 6,500rpm, and 130 Torque @ 4,700rpm.  Nissan's fuel capacity is 13.2 Gallons, Hyundai's is 12.8 Gallons.  Hyundai Elantra has Front and Rear Disc Brakes, Nissan Sentra has Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes.  Both vehicles have a 34.8 turning diameter.

Safety & Security

Nissan Sentra got 5 stars NHTSA Front Side Crash Test, Front Rear Crash Test, Overall Side Crash Safety Rating, Overall Side Barrier Crash Safety Rating, and Side Pole Crash Safety Rating.  Sentra got 4 stars NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test, Front Passenger Crash Test, Overall Rating, Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating, and Rollover Safety Rating. Hyundai Elantra got 5 stars NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test, Rear Side Crash Test, Overall Rating, Overall Side Crash Safety Rating, Overall Side Barrier Crash Safety Rating, and Side Pole Crash Safety Rating.  Elantra got 4 stars NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test, Front Side Crash Test, Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating, and Rollover Safety Rating. 

Both vehicles come standard with Driver and Front Passenger Dual Stage Multiple Threshold Front Airbags, Front Side Aribags, Side Curtain Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control System, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Brakes Assist, Tire Pressure Monitor, Childproof Rear Locks, and Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor.

Comfort & Convenience

Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sentra have many interior features including Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Tailgate Power Lock/Unlock, Cruise Control, Steering wheel mounted controls for Cruise Control, Map Lights, Tilt Adjustable steering column, Cargo Area Light, Driver's Side Vanity Mirror, Front Power Outlet, Rear Window Defroster, Remote Trunk/Tailgate Release, Floor Mats, Delayed Power Retention, Multi-function Remote, and Exterior Temperature Gauge. 

Hyundai and Nissan both have AM/FM Radio Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume CD/MP3 Players.  Nissan Sentra has 4 Speakers, Hyundai Elantra has 6, and is SiriusXM Satellite Radio ready.  Both vehicles have MP3/Auxiliary Input Audio Jack.

Hyundai and Nissan have the same interior storage features.  Beverage Holders, Console Storage, Door Pocket Storage, Overhead Storage, and Seatback Storage.  Keyless Entry, Vehicle Theft Deterrent, Folding Side Power Mirrors, and Tinted Glass are Standard Exterior features of both vehicles.  Nissan Sentra also comes standard with Automatic Headlights, which are optional on Hyundai Elantra.  Nissan Sentra has a 13.2 gallon fuel tank, Hyundai Elantra has a 12.8 gallon fuel tank.  Nissan Sentra has a 16 Wheel Dimension, Hyundai Elantra has a 15 Wheel Dimension with optional Alloy Wheels.  Both vehicles come with all-season tires.