2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Nissan Sentra

Which Nissan car is right for you: the compact Sentra or the larger midsize Altima? In many respects, the two cars are very similar. Both get excellent gas mileage, which makes them great for commuting. Both the Nissan Altima and the Nissan Sentra are available with all the latest connected-car technology and advanced safety features. So, for many new car shoppers, the decision between the 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Nissan Sentra boils down to space. Is it worth paying for a larger car, or will the smaller Sentra serve your needs just as well? 

As you'd expect from a larger sedan, the 2016 Nissan Altima offers a wider backseat and a bigger trunk than the 2016 Nissan Sentra. The Altima's spacious, comfortable interior makes it an ideal family car, while the Sentra feels a little more driver-centered.  Both cars are available in a wide variety of trims, including sporty SR and luxurious, leather-trimmed SL versions. 

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2016 Nissan Altima VS 2016 Nissan Sentra
Midsize Size Compact
 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or 3.5-liter V-6 Engine Options 1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Up to 27 MPG city / 39 MPG highway Gas Mileage Up to 30 MPG city / 40 MPG highway
Bluetooth, cruise control, automatic headlights, NissanConnect with mobile apps, rearview camera, push-button start Standard Features Bluetooth, cruise control, automatic headlights

2016 Nissan Altima and Sentra in Vallejo, CA

The 2016 Nissan Sentra offers only one engine option. It's remarkably fuel-efficient – most models get 29 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. Choose the FE+ version, and you'll get an even more impressive 30 city / 40 highway MPG rating. On the other hand, 2016 Nissan Altima buyers can choose between two different engines, depending on what you want out of a new vehicle. The Altima's 4-cylinder engine makes it almost as fuel-efficient as the Sentra, while its powerful 3.5-liter V-6 option makes it a much stronger performer.  

The 2016 Nissan Altima also comes with more standard features, including push-button start, a rearview camera, and NissanConnect smartphone compatibility. These features are available on the 2016 Sentra. Both cars are also available with advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking.  

Interested in learning more about the 2016 Nissan Sentra or the 2016 Nissan Altima in Vallejo, CA? Contact the Vallejo Nissan team to schedule your test drive today! 

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