2018 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

The Nissan Sentra is a contradiction in the best possible way. No one would expect an efficient, practical and reasonably-priced compact sedan would also have a wide range of luxury, comfort and convenience features, but the Nissan Sentra manages to fill the bill. While we know that the 2018 Nissan Sentra is a fantastic vehicle, how does it stack up against compact sedans from the competitors? Let's find out in this 2018 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra comparison.

Because we want to make sure you get a fair comparison between the Sentra and the Elantra, we will be comparing the base trim level of both vehicles. These are the trim levels that most closely match up in price point and range of features. Read more to see the Sentra and Elantra compared with specific metrics. If you are in the Lee's Summit MO area and are considering the 2018 Nissan Sentra, follow this link to our inventory of the Sentra. 

2018 Nissan Sentra


2018 Hyundai Elantra

Standard Aux Port Not Available
Standard Ignition Disable Not Available
2-Speed CVT Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Standard Bluetooth Compatibility Not Available

Which Compact Sedan is Right for You?

This comparison between the two vehicles gives us an obvious result: the 2018 Nissan Sentra is easily the superior compact sedan of the two. It has a wider range of performance, convenience and security features that make it better and more enjoyable to drive every day. 

In terms of the vehicle's convenience features, the Hyundai Elantra is seriously lacking compared to what the Nissan Sentra has to offer. Features like having an aux port and Bluetooth compatibility are both vital components of cars in today's world, and the Elantra does not have them. 

When it comes to security features, the 2018 Sentra has a vital addition that is sure to give you peace of mind. The feature of ignition disable is something that will help make sure your vehicle always remains in the right hands. 

Finally, the transmission in the 2018 Nissan Sentra is far more advanced than that in the Hyundai Elantra. A recent innovation in transmission system technology, the continuously variable transmission in the Sentra is going to give you easier acceleration, a smoother ride and better efficiency. 

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