2017 Nissan Sentra vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra
Affordability is important in a car. However, when Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton drivers choose the less expensive option, they shouldn’t by any means be settling. On the contrary, they should still be getting plenty of bang for their buck.
Both the 2017 Nissan Sentra and 2017 Hyundai Elantra are affordable options with their fair share of amenities. But in this comparison, the team at Nissan 24 is going to show you which you can expect more from.
Nissan Sentra vs. Hyundai Elantra Safety
When you’re behind the wheel, there is nothing more important than your safety. The 2017 Nissan Sentra respects this fact by offering an exceptionally rigid body. This sturdiness is achieved using the patented Zone body construction.
Zone bodies are designed with front and rear crumple zone, which can absorb and deflect impacts away from the passenger cabin. To fortify this design, hood-buckling creases and pipe style steel side-door guard beams have also been included.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra shares some safety features with the Sentra, such as stability and traction controls. Unfortunately, it lacks the reinforcements found in the Zone body. In the event of a collision, it may not stand up to impacts as reliably.
2017 Nissan Sentra vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Interior
When you purchase a car, there are some basic features that you simply assume will be included. Bluetooth® hands-free calling and streaming, for instance, has become standard in vehicles like the Sentra. Oddly enough though, the Elantra only offers it as a costly add-on.
This is a costly theme in the Elantra. Another feature, the keyless entry proximity key, which can be commonly found in the competition, is left out of the standard array. It is these small features that are sure to make a difference in your comfort, and will gradually drive up the price.
The one interior aspect in which these two cars are similar is space. However, across the board in every major category—total volume, trunk space, headroom, and legroom—the Elantra fails to match its competitor, if only by a couple inches.
With all the incredible vehicle technology these days, you expect it’s going to be put to good use. Beyond providing you with entertainment, it should also greatly increase your vehicle’s performance.
The Sentra and the Elantra do share similar vehicle mileage. However, the Sentra beats out the competitor, offering 37 mpg highway and 29 mpg city1 (compared to the 36 mpg highway and 26 mpg city found in the Elantra). This difference is achieved thanks to the many engine enhancements the Sentra has received.
Features like the electronic drive-by-wire throttle and the continuously variable valve timing control system both cut down on superfluous engine functions to heighten the overall efficiency.
Get Your Money’s Worth
When it comes to a purchase this big, you should never have to settle. While the 2017 Hyundai Elantra can offer plenty of neat features, it fails to match the 2017 Nissan Sentra in just about every category.
To experience this advantage for yourself, contact our team at Nissan 24. We’re happy to help all Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton customers get behind the wheel. Schedule your test drive today.
1 Fuel economy based on targeted 2017 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2017 Sentra®. EPA data not available at time of publication. Targeted 2017 fuel economy estimates:
• 27 city MPG / 35 hwy MPG / 30 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra S equipped with Manual Transmission
• 29 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra S, SV, SR, SL equipped with CVT Transmission
• 26 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG / 28 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra SR Turbo
• 25 city MPG / 31 hwy MPG / 27 combined MPG for NISMO® equipped with Manual Transmission
• 27 city MPG / 33 hwy MPG / 29 combined MPG for 2017 Sentra SR Turbo
• 25 city MPG / 30 hwy MPG / 27 combined MPG for NISMO equipped with CVT Transmission
Estimates based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.