Vehicle Comparisons:
2018 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

The midsize car class has a lot of value, and two of the best examples are the 2018 Nissan Sentra and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. Both stylish vehicles include a lot of luxury, technology, and safety features on all their models, but which one has the features most important to you?

Drivers in Randolph, Brockton, and Stoughton can learn of the main differences between these midsize cars with our Nissan Sentra vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison. If you have any questions, reach out to us at Nissan 24!

Sentra vs Elantra: Performance

In the 2018 Nissan Sentra, you’ll have your choice between two engines: the standard 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and the available 1.6L DIG™ 4-cylinder engine. Regardless of which engine you choose, you’ll have access to the available fuel-saving Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) and Drive Mode Selector.

The latter feature lets you have three different cars in one by giving you the choice between Normal Mode, Eco Mode, and Sport Mode. Depending on how you want to drive, simply choose your mode and go. With the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, you’ll have to buy three different trim levels to have this much diversity in your driving.

You’ll still have at least two engines to choose from in the Hyundai Elantra. However, its engines cannot be paired with an Xtronic CVT® because this model doesn’t offer anything like it. You’ll have to settle for the standard 6-speed manual transmission.

Nissan Sentra vs Hyundai Elantra: Safety

The 2018 Nissan Sentra is a remarkably safe vehicle and performed well for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety tests. Six airbags, traction and stability control systems, a rearview camera, and the LATCH system are all standard in every 2018 Sentra. You can also opt for other advanced safety features, including Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Automatic Emergency Braking.

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra, on the other hand, received mixed safety reviews. It earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ with the IIHS, which is no small feat, but fell short of a high score for the NHTSA testing. Additionally, you’ll miss out on a few different safety features. While Automatic Emergency Braking comes standard on every trim level but the standard model for the Nissan Sentra, the same system is only optional on the highest trim level of the Hyundai Elantra.

Sentra vs Elantra: Technology

The 2018 Nissan Sentra includes a 5-inch audio display with Bluetooth® connectivity on all its models. A 6-speaker sound system, keyless ignition, a 5.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, and Bose® premium audio are available as upgrades. Also, you can opt for the NissanConnect® telematics system, which features emergency crash response and connectivity options for information on the road.

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra, on the other hand, has a 7-inch display audio system with a touchscreen, but only if you upgrade to a higher trim. As for its connectivity capabilities, it does offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. However, the Nissan Sentra comes standard with Siri® Eyes Free.

2018 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra: Which One?

While the 2018 Nissan Sentra and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra both offer a variety exciting features, it’s clear that the Nissan Sentra comes out on top. Now that you’ve had a taste of what this vehicle is capable of, it’s time to get behind the wheel and get the whole experience for yourself.

Shoppers in Randolph, Brockton, and Stoughton should give us a call at Nissan 24 today to schedule a test drive in the Nissan Sentra!

 

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