Honda Accord vs Nissan Sentra

Radiant Red Honda Accord driving down a city street
Are you shopping for a sedan but you’re not sure where to look? Your search ends here!

Introducing the Honda Accord and the Nissan Sentra—two sedans that get the job done, no matter the circumstance. As is the case with every car, there are some similarities and some differences.

If you’re wondering what they are, you’re in luck. Marty Sussman Honda has set out to compare the Accord and the Sentra for drivers in Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside, PA, and help them come to a decision.

Honda Accord vs Nissan Sentra: MPG

Sonic Gray Pearl Accord driving on the highway

If you’re looking for a car that can keep you on the road for longer distances and periods of time, you’ll find that the Accord and the Sentra can do that. However, to maximize a single tank of gas, you’ll want to take a close look at the Accord.

In the gas trims, the Accord gets comparable city, highway, and combined ratings to the Sentra. However, the Accord offers four hybrid models that outperform the Nissan.

Honda MPG:

  • 1.5 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine: 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG for the 2021 Honda Accord LX and EX-L trims; 29 city/35 highway/32 combined MPG for the Honda Accord Sport and Special Edition trims*
  • 2.0 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine: 22 city/32 highway/26 combined MPG for the 2021 Honda Accord Sport and Touring trims*
  • Hybrid engine: 48 city/48 highway/48 combined MPG for the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid, Hybrid EX, and Hybrid EX-L trims; 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring trim*

Accord vs Sentra: Engine Performance

In order to arrive at your destination on time and without hassle, your car’s engine will need to perform well. The Accord and the Sentra both offer capable engines.

Under the hood of the Sentra, you’ll find a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that generates 149 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. While that is powerful for a sedan, the Honda Accord not only offers multiple engines, they are more powerful than the one found in the Sentra.

Honda Engines:

  • 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder: amasses 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder: generates 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • In-line 4-cylinder hybrid: produces 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque.

Honda Accord vs Nissan Sentra: Interior Dimensions

Interior dimensions of the Honda Accord cabin

When you’re looking for interior space in your next car, the Honda Accord and the Nissan Sentra deliver. Both vehicles are spacious enough to seat five passengers at one time. However, the Honda offers more in terms of total passenger volume, cargo space, head room and rear leg room:

Honda Accord Nissan Sentra
Passenger Volume 105.6 cubic feet 96 cubic feet
Cargo Space 16.7 cubic feet 14.3 cubic feet
Headroom 39.5 inches front

37.3 inches rear

38.9 cubic feet front

36.7 inches rear

Rear Legroom 40.4 inches 34.7 inches

Honda Accord vs Nissan Sentra: Final Word

The Honda Accord and the Nissan Sentra are both classic, reliable cars that any driver in Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside, PA, would be happy with. However, at Marty Sussman Honda, we think the Honda Accord will serve drivers much better than the Nissan Sentra due to its gas mileage, engine options, and performance, as well as interior dimensions.

The only true way to experience the Honda Accord is to take it for a spin on the open road. So, when you’re ready to take your driving experience to the next level, come see us at our Honda dealership, give us a call, or go to our website to schedule an appointment!


* 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport and Special Edition 1.5T trims. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for Hybrid, Hybrid EX and Hybrid EX-L trims. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for the Hybrid Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.


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