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2018 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Nissan Sentra and 2018 Hyundai Elantra side by side

Nissan has long been considered one of the world's premier car brands. From their forward-thinking design and aesthetic to their commitment to innovation in driving and technology, its no wonder that even their compact sedan offering is feature-packed and stylish. The sales team at Jack Ingram Nissan wants you to be as informed as possible in your car buying process, so we put together this comparison of the 2018 Nissan Sentra vs the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. 

We want to keep things fair, so in this comparison, we're considering the entry-level base trims of both models. These trims are similar in price point and somewhat similar in terms of their variety of features.The 2018 Nissan Sentra features a standard 2-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) which drives similar to an automatic transmission. The Elantra, on the other hand, features a standard 6-speed automatic transmission and requires an upgrade fee for an automatic or CVT configuration. Keep reading below for more details.

2018 Sentra


2018 Elantra

2-Speed CVT Transmission Standard Transmission Option 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Standard Feature Ignition Disable Feature Feature Not Available
Standard Feature Limited Slip Differential Feature Not Available
Standard Feature Auxilliary Port Feature Not Available

Which Compact Sedan is Right for You?

When considering both of these models at their base trims, it becomes clear that The 201 Nissan Sentra will get drivers much more for their money. The 2018 Nissan Sentra offers drivers state-of-the-art safety features including limited slip differential and the ignition disable feature as standard, while the 2018 Hyundai Elantra doesn't offer them at all. These are two of many features that make the 2018 Sentra a sound choice for your next compact sedan. 

if you look closely at both of these compact cars standard transmission, there's even more to take away. The 2018 Sentra's standard CVT allows for a seamlessly smooth drive with improved fuel economy. The Hyundai Elantra's standard 6-speed manual transmission requires drivers that know how to drive stick and can prove to be a rough ride with sometimes-unpredictable fuel economy. 

Other standard features of the 2018 Nissan Sentra include:

  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • Automatic Emergency Breaking Driver Assistance Feature
  • Rearview Camera System
  • Advanced Drive Assist Display
  • ... and so much more!

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