2023 Nissan Sentra vs 2023 Honda Civic

2023 Nissan Sentra vs 2023 Honda Civic

2023 Nissan Sentra vs 2023 Honda Civic


Those looking for an affordable sedan may be tempted to just pick any car they come across and run with it. With a little more knowledge about what's currently on the market, you can find incredible gems for around the same price. Maus Nissan of North Tampa gathered everything you need to know about the new 2023 Nissan Sentra and 2023 Honda Civic to help you make the smart decision when shopping for your next car. To see what we currently have in stock, you can always browse our new inventory online at your convenience!


2023 Nissan Sentra vs 2023 Honda Civic

One of the main things that buyers look for when car shopping is the price. Both the 2023 Nissan Sentra and 2023 Honda Civic have a low starting price of around $25,000 making them accessible to a wider market, but the Sentra gives you more bang for your buck by offering more features and better build quality.



You'll find a 2.0L Direct Injection Gasoline engine in the new Nissan Sentra bringing you 149 horsepower. Although not technically a hybrid, this Sentra was designed with fuel efficiency in mind with 29 in-city and 39 highway miles per gallon. This can be done with the dedicated Eco drive mode and active grille shutters that improves airflow and reduces drag. Your driving experience is also enhanced with details like an independent rear multi-link suspension system, dual-pinion electric power steering, Intelligent Engine Brake, Intelligent Trace Control, Active Ride Control, and Nissan's patented Xtronic CVT system.


Two engine types are available for the 2023 Honda Civic: a standard 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC engine at 158 horsepower and an available turbo engine at 180 horsepower. That's not too far off from the Sentra's engine specs, but the lack of advanced driving technologies is very apparent when you compare the drive feel. Plus, the Civic is only equipped with a regular CVT system when many would much rather prefer Nissan's enhanced Xtronic CVT.


Safety Features

You can enjoy a standard suite of safety features in both the Sentra and the Civic, referred to as Nissan Safety Shield 360 and Honda Sensing respectively. In each of these packages, you'll find automatic braking systems, traffic alerts, blind spot awareness, and lane-keeping assistance. The exact driver assist features slightly vary, but they're pretty similar for the most part. The main difference here is that Nissan lets you include additional technology whereas the Civic is basically limited to whatever comes with the Honda Sensing package.


On top of Safety Shield 360, you have the choice of adding additional safety features to your arsenal in the Sentra such as the Intelligent Around View Monitor, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Driver Alertness, and Traffic Sign Recognition. Your Sentra will be aware of pretty much everything that's happening around you and give you a heads up or act on its own accordingly, thus providing you with more insight while on the road. It's no wonder that the Sentra won the 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick!



Just because a car comes at a low price doesn't mean that the quality has to suffer too. The new 2023 Sentra is an excellent example of being able to enjoy extra amenities on a budget without feeling like you're on a budget. The d-shaped steering wheel has heating functionality, the driver's seat is power-adjustable with 2-way lumbar support (on top of being quilted and heated on select trims), and you can include an available Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control system. Some trims have available packages, like the Sentra SR Premium Package which comes with specially designed seating and an Intelligent Around View Monitor, and the Sentra SV Premium Package which includes leather-appointed seats, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and an atmospheric moonroof.


The driver seat in the Honda Civic may have 8-way power adjustments, but it still doesn't feel nearly as luxurious compared to the various special seating options in the Sentra. Also, the only notable similarities between the two involve the Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control system and wireless device charger. Again, this can feel very underwhelming when you remember that these two sedans are within similar price ranges.


Bottom Line

Many aspects may feel similar between the new Sentra and Civic, but after a closer look, it's clear that the 2023 Nissan Sentra has much more to offer. For close to the same starting price range, why not go with the choice that has those additional touches?


Take the 2023 Nissan Sentra for a Test Drive!

We encourage you to stop by Maus Nissan of North Tampa at any time or call (813) 800-6287 to see if we have any 2023 Nissan Sentras in stock for you to try out! Either way, our friendly staff will be more than glad to walk you around the lot to help you find the perfect vehicle for you. If you want to see what we have before you come to visit, feel free to check out our new inventory online!