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2020 Nissan Sentra vs. 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan Sentra vs. 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan Sentra


2020 Nissan Altima

$19,310 MSRP

Starting Price*

$24,300 MSRP
149 hp

Base Horsepower

188 hp
96 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

100.8 cubic feet
14.3 cubic feet

Trunk Volume

15.4 cubic feet
39 highway / 29 city mpg

Fuel Economy

39 highway / 28 city mpg

Shopping for a new sedan in the Birmingham area? If so, might we suggest the Nissan lineup? Nissan sedans are known for their range of features, efficient engines, and affordable pricing — and that includes the 2020 Nissan Altima and 2020 Nissan Sentra. Choosing the right sedan may be a challenge without knowing the difference between Altima and Sentra models, though. One isn’t better than the other, but one might be better for your life in The Shoals. And Greenway Nissan of Florence is here to help you figure out which.

Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Sentra: Price

One of the first areas Muscle Shoals shoppers look at when comparing the Altima vs. Sentra is price. While each model is available at an affordable price, it is the Sentra that offers a lower starting price. The base model has an MSRP of $19,310. The Altima, on the other hand, has a base price of $24,300. 

The trade-off, of course, is that the Altima is a larger sedan, with more room up front, in the back, and in the trunk.

Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Sentra: Interior Dimensions

While the Sentra may be better suited to navigating high-traffic areas in Northern Alabama, occupants will have more room to stretch out in the Nissan Altima. 

  • The Senta offers 96 cubic feet of passenger volume in addition to 14.3 cubic feet of space for cargo. 
  • If you need more room for passengers and cargo, you may want to look at the Nissan Altima. It delivers 100.8 cubic feet of passenger volume and 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

If it’s in your budget to spring for the Altima, it’s the smart choice for a growing family — you’ll want as much space as you can get if there are two kids in that back seat.

Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Sentra: Performance

How does the Altima vs. Sentra compare in terms of performance? While the Altima may be the more powerful of the two, the Sentra has a slight edge in terms of fuel economy. Let’s take a closer look at the specs below.

Nissan Sentra

  • 147-hp 2.0L engine
  • Xtronic CVT®
  • 29 mpg city/39 mpg highway

Nissan Altima

  • 188-hp 2.5L engine
  • Xtronic CVT®
  • 28 mpg city/39 mpg highway

While the Sentra has just the one engine option available, the 2020 Nissan Altima can be had with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder with 248 hp.

Perform Your Own Nissan Sedan Comparison Today

Now that you know a little more about the difference between Altima and Sentra models, you may want to compare the two in-person with a test drive at Greenway Nissan of Florence. To get behind the wheel of these state-of-the-art sedans, contact Greenway Nissan of Florence or stop by in person.

*All prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

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