2021 Nissan Sentra vs 2021 Honda Civic

Nissan Sentra
Honda Civic

Those looking for a compact sedan will be hard-pressed to find two more popular models than the Nissan Sentra and Honda Civic. These two long-running models offer reliable drives and comfortable interiors, and Maple Nissan has taken the opportunity to see how the 2021 Nissan Sentra fares against the new Honda Civic. Those based in Maple, Ontario and the neighbouring areas of Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, and North York can find out which sedan reigns supreme below before visiting our dealership for a closer look at the 2021 Sentra in our new inventory.

Nissan Sentra Honda Civic

Interior & Exterior Design

It may be compact, but the new Nissan Sentra makes a big statement. Between its streamlined body, sleek wheels, chiseled hood, and bold front end, this compact sedan is a stunner. Its interior design is just as easy on the eyes. In fact, the 2021 Sentra boasts one of the most attractive cabins in the segment. Soft-touch materials line this Nissan's interior, while a clean dashboard design makes for easy access to all your personalized controls. The Sentra also treats its passengers to available leather upholstery and Zero Gravity seats, which are as comfortable as they are roomy. Speaking of room, this new sedan boasts ample space for a handful of adults and class-competitive cargo capacity.

As for its Honda rival, the 2021 Civic is no slouch in terms of ergonomics and storage space. That said, many of this long-running sedan's creature comforts are only offered at a premium. In other words, what the new Civic boasts in practicality, it lacks in modernity and refinement. On the outside, this 2021 Honda offering's design is much improved over that of previous models, but it remains marred by a slumping, squinty front end.


The 2021 Nissan Sentra hits the market with dependable hardware and performance. A 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 149 horses powers every trim in the lineup and works with either a six-speed manual or a smooth, continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard in the latest Sentra, while its steering is weighted in all the right ways. This compact sedan provides a comfortable and composed ride, making it an excellent choice for daily city-slicking and weekend cruises. If you'd like a firsthand look at the new Nissan Sentra's performance firsthand, contact us at Maple Nissan today to schedule a test drive.

The 2021 Honda Civic, on the other hand, sees its smooth ride tarnished by disappointing fuel efficiency and a braking system that lacks the stopping power of its stiffest competition. Indeed, this sedan's ride comes at a heftier price than many rivals, as the Civic's real-world fuel economy doesn't live up to the projected numbers. This Honda sedan's thriftiest powertrain is its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but like much of the Civic lineup's available equipment, it comes at a premium.

Nissan Sentra Honda Civic

2021 Nissan Sentra vs. the 2021 Honda Civic Reviews

Both these sedans head into their new model years to much fanfare. The 2021 Nissan Sentra's reviews have been quick to applaud its stylish interior and exterior design, as well as its cushy Zero Gravity seats. That's not all that's earned the new Sentra its praise, as reviewers have also noted the impressive stopping power of its braking system. As for the 2021 Civic, this Honda mainstay's performance is nothing to sneeze at, but reviewers have some bones to pick with it. For starters, its braking system's stopping power pales in comparison to the Sentra's, while its exterior design is either beloved or hated.

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If you'd like to leave Maple Nissan at the wheel of a new 2021 Nissan Sentra, our finance department can help. Start by filling out our online credit application or contacting us directly for an appointment, and our staff will do their best to arrange a financing plan in accordance with your budget. That way, you'll exit our lot knowing you can enjoy your new Sentra to the fullest. Visit our website or drop us a line to begin your next purchase.