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2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Nissan Sentra

While many people consider the midsize sedan segment the most expansive on the lineup, there are plenty of compact sedans on the market as well. If you know you’re interested in a compact sedan but you’re having trouble narrowing down to which vehicle you want specifically, then we might be able to help. We’ve decided to pit our favorite compact sedan against one of its biggest competitors in the comparison below, to give you a better idea of why we think the 2018 Hyundai Elantra might make a better option than the 2018 Nissan Sentra.

2018 Hyundai Elantra


2018 Nissan Sentra

36 mpg Highway Fuel Efficiency 35 mpg
147 HP Horsepower 130 HP
2,767 lbs. Curb Weight 2,848 lbs.
14.4 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 15.1 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2018 Elantra

As you can tell with one glance at the table above, these two vehicles are extremely similar to one another, and each one has its own advantages. The first row depicts highway fuel efficiency, which is important regardless of segment. In this comparison, neither vehicle has a true leg up. The Elantra gets an extra mile to the gallon, but that won’t save you much more than a few pennies over time. However, the second and third rows are a little more noticeable. The 2018 Elantra offers 17 horsepower more than the Sentra, and it will feel like even more than that thanks to the fact that the Hyundai weighs nearly 100 pounds less than the Nissan. However, the 2018 Sentra does fire back at the Elantra by offering a slightly larger trunk, in the form of 0.7 cu. ft. of space. This comparison might come down more to things like style and what features are available. If you’d like to know more about which features are found in the Elantra, you can find additional information around our website. Otherwise we’d recommend you come and take one for a spin yourself by scheduling a test drive right here on our website.
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