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2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Nissan Altima

Nissan sedans are all great choices, but sometimes that can make a customer's final decision even more difficult. The 2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Nissan Altima is just one of many tough decisions that Nissan customers have to make. Luckily, there are enough differences between them that make the decision a little easier. 

The biggest difference between the 2017 Altima and Sentra is, of course, the price tag. Over $5,500 more affordable, the Sentra is sure to score bonus points with customers working with a smaller budget. At the same time, however, the Altima is definitely a great choice for interested parties who can afford it.

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2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Nissan Altima
$16,990 Base MSRP $22,500
29/37 mpg Fuel Economy 27/39 mpg
130 hp, 128 lb-ft Power Ratings 179hp, 177 lb-ft
Available Keyless Ignition Standard

Main Differences of 2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Nissan Altima

Like very worthy adversaries, the 2017 Nissan Sentra and Altima both score wins when discussing fuel economy. The Nissan Altima earns an additional two miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway—as estimated by the Environmental Protection Agencywhile the Sentra earns two more mpg on city streets. As far as fuel economy, drivers aren't necessarily gaining anything from that $5,500 for the Altima.

Altima drivers are, however, getting a stronger engine that produces nearly 50 additional horsepower and pound-feet of torque. Naturally, this leads to a more exciting driving experience. Additionally, Altima drivers also receive a longer list of standard and available features, which is highlighted above by the difference in keyless ignition.

The 2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Nissan Altima debate comes down to personal preferences. Does the driver really need a stronger engine and the extra features? If so, then the Altima is sure to satisfy. Otherwise, if not, then the Sentra is an excellent option for anyone who needs a fuel-efficient and affordable sedan.

2017 Nissan Sentra Silver Exterior Front View
2017 Nissan Sentra Front Cabin Black Interior Side View
2017 Nissan Altima Front Exterior Steel
2017 Nissan Altima Rear View of Black Front Cabin

2017 Nissan Murano SIde Exterior Orange
2017 Nissan Rogue Side Exterior