How does the 2018 Nissan Altima compare to the Sentra?

If you’ve been researching Nissan sedans, you’ve undoubtedly been made aware of the 2018 Nissan Sentra and the 2018 Nissan Altima. At this juncture in your research, you’ve probably been asking yourself what the difference between the Altima and Sentra is. We’re here to help! To help you along in your research, the automotive specialists at our Nissan dealership in Matteson, IL have compiled the following comparison between the two sedans.

If you have any questions for one of our team members, feel free to give us a call at (708) 720-8900 and we’ll gladly help you out in any way we can.


2018 Nissan Altima & Nissan Sentra side by side

Exterior Design: Is the Sentra Smaller than the Altima?

Though not by very much, the 2018 Nissan Sentra is just a little bit smaller than the 2018 Nissan Altima. Take a look at the table below for details on each model’s exterior dimensions.

Model

2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 Nissan Altima

Wheelbase

106.3-in.

109.3-in.

Overall Length

182.1-in.

191.9-in.

Overall Width

69.3-in.

72.0-in.

Overall Height

59.9-in.

57.8-in.


2018 Nissan Altima SL

Engine & Fuel Efficiency

When it comes to performance, both the 2018 Nissan Sentra and the 2018 Nissan Altima offer impressive horsepower and torque ratings that don’t sacrifice fuel efficiency. Each available with multiple engine options, you’ll be able to choose the performance you want from your new Nissan sedan. The table below highlights each engine’s performance specifications.

Nissan Sentra engine specs include:

Engine

1.8L I4

1.6L Turbo I4

Horsepower

124 HP @ 6,000 RPM

188 HP @ 5,600 RPM

Torque

125 lb.-ft. @ 3,600 RPM

177 lb.-ft. @ 1,600 RPM

MPG City/Highway

29/37 MPG

26/32 MPG

Nissan Altima engine specs include:

Engine

2.5L I4

3.5L V6

Horsepower

179 HP @ 6,000 RPM

270 HP @ 6,400 RPM

Torque

177 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

251 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 RPM

MPG City/Highway

27/38 MPG

22/32 MPG


2018 Nissan Altima & 2018 Nissan Sentra side by side interior image

Interior Design & Tech Features

Whether you choose the 2018 Nissan Sentra or the 2018 Nissan Altima, you’ll appreciate the comfortable and convenient experience you’ll get behind the wheel of both sedans. With Nissan Connect®–available with the Sentra and the Altima–you’ll be able to wirelessly connect and control your smartphone using a combination of next-generation Bluetooth® and voice-recognition technology.

Interior and tech features available with the Nissan Sentra Include:

  • Hands-free text messaging assistant
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Rear view monitor
  • Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges
  • Available Advanced Driver-Assist® display with 5.0-in color display
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with push button ignition
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) with in-cabin microfilter
  • Six-way power driver’s seat with two-way lumbar
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats

Interior and tech features available with the Nissan Altima include:

  • Advanced Drive-Assist® display
  • Nissan Navigation System
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Nissan Connect® Services Powered by SiriusXM®
  • Available 7.0-in/ multi-touch control color monitor
  • Nissan voice recognition for audio and navigation
  • Hands-free text messaging assistant
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control with in-cabin microfilter
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with push button ignition
  • Remote engine start system with intelligent climate control
  • Dual-level center console
  • Six-way power adjustable driver’s seat

2018 Nissan Sentra SR

Safety Features

The 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2018 Nissan Sentra are both designed with a full suite of safety systems. Engineered to help you reduce the risk of collisions occurring while simultaneously helping to increase your situational awareness, the passive and active systems that come with the new Sentra and Altima will provide you with the ultimate peace of mind while you drive. Safety features available with the Sentra and Altima include:

  • Nissan advanced airbag system
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control (TCS)
  • Blind Spot Warning System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
  • Zone body construction
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Individual Tire Pressure Display and Easy-Fill Tire Alert


2018 Nissan Altima & Sentra Special Offers

Now that you’ve chosen either the 2018 Nissan Altima or Nissan Sentra, you’ll definitely want to head over to our special offers page to see how much money you can save on your new sedan. If you have any questions for the team of automotive specialists at our Nissan dealership in Matteson, IL, please don’t hesitate to contact Hawkinson Nissan using the form on our website. If you would like to speak with one of our team members directly, you can do so anytime during our scheduled business hours by calling (708) 720-8900.