2022 Honda Civic Sedan vs. Nissan Sentra vs Toyota Corolla
If you’re searching for the ultimate compact sedan, it’s virtually impossible to ignore one of the most awarded and recognizable nameplates in the segment – the Honda Civic. Now in its 11th generation, today’s Civic Sedan is now more stylish, more sophisticated, and smarter than ever before. Still not convinced that the Civic is the best choice in its class? Germain Honda of College Hills is here to help! Our team has created this competitive comparison in which the Honda Civic Sedan goes up against two of its biggest rivals – the Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla. Which one will earn the victory? Let’s find out!
Honda Civic vs Nissan Sentra
|2022 Honda Civic EX Sedan||VS||2022 Nissan Sentra SR|
|180 HP / 177 LB-FT ✓||Horsepower / Torque||149 HP / 146 LB-FT|
|33 / 42 / 36 ✓||MPG (city/hwy/combined)*||28 / 37 / 32|
|8-Speaker ✓||Audio System||6-Speaker|
|Standard ✓||Traffic Sign Recognition||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||Lane Keeping Assist System||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||Traffic Jam Assist||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||LED Brake Lights||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||Power Sunroof||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||Capless Fueling System||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||Heated Front Seats||Not Available|
|37.1 / 37.4 inches ✓||Rear Headroom/Legroom||36.7 / 34.7 inches|
|14.8 cubic inches ✓||Trunk Cargo Volume||14.3 cubic inches|
First up to face off against the Honda Civic Sedan is the Nissan Sentra. Compared to the top-tier Sentra SR, the Civic EX has an impressive list of advantages that make it the superior option. Beneath the hood, the Civic EX comes standard with a potent 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that produces a robust 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. That’s 31 more horsepower and 31 lb-ft of additional torque compared to the Sentra. Even more impressive, the Civic EX outperforms the Sentra SR across all three EPA-estimated measurements of fuel economy.
Shifting our focus to standard safety features, the obvious choice remains the Honda Civic Sedan. Standard amenities found on the Civic EX include Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keeping Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, and LED brake lights. Each of these features is not available on any trim level of the Nissan Sentra. Additional interior advantages of the Civic EX include its 8-speaker sound system and a standard power sunroof.
Inside the cabin, drivers and front passengers will appreciate the standard heated front seats of the Civic EX. Those in the back will find the Civic to be the more comfortable option as well thanks to its greater rear headroom and legroom dimensions. Its capless fuel system helps simplify the refueling process at the gas station. A larger trunk means that you’ll have room for extra cargo on your next road trip with the Honda Civic Sedan.
Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla
|2022 Honda Civic Sedan EX||VS||2022 Toyota Corolla XSE|
|$25,350* ✓||MSRP* (excluding destination charges)||$26,075|
|180 HP / 177 LB-FT ✓||Horsepower / Torque||169 HP / 151 LB-FT|
|33 / 42 / 36 ✓||MPG (city/hwy/combined)**||31 / 38 / 34|
|8 ✓||Number of Speakers||6|
|Standard ✓||Capless Fuel System||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||Dual-Zone Front Air Conditioning||Not Available|
|42.3 inches ✓||Front Legroom||42 inches|
|37.4 inches ✓||Rear Legroom||34.8 inches|
|14.8 cubic feet ✓||Trunk Cargo Volume||13.1 cubic feet|
|3 Years / 36,000 Miles ✓||Roadside Assistance Coverage||2 Years / Unlimited Miles|
Next up to challenge the Honda Civic Sedan is the Toyota Corolla. In this matchup, the Civic Sedan EX begins with a modest price advantage over the equivalent Corolla XSE. These savings only continue to grow as we continue down the list of advantages for the Civic Sedan.
In terms of performance, the obvious winner is the Civic EX thanks to its superior horsepower and torque figures. The Civic also comes out on top when we compare fuel efficiency numbers, with Honda outperforming Toyota across all three categories. More power and more efficiency? Sounds like a winner to us!
A standard capless fuel system included on the Civic Sedan makes refueling much simpler and safer. You’ll enjoy a superior listening experience thanks to its 8-speaker audio system as well. Perfect for personalizing your temperature preferences, a standard dual-zone climate control system inside the Civic EX helps everyone stay comfortable. Other advantages include greater legroom across both the front and rear rows of seating along with more trunk space. Finally, a longer term of roadside assistance coverage rounds out the impressive list of reasons to choose the Honda Civic over the Toyota Corolla.
Winner – Honda Civic Sedan
No matter which way you look at it, the clear winner of this competitive comparison is the Honda Civic Sedan. Both the Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla are simply unable to match the efficient performance, impressive value, generous space, and innovative features found across the Civic Sedan model range. Ready to experience the Civic for yourself. Visit us today at Germain Honda of College Hills to browse our extensive selection of new Civic inventory.
*MSRP excludes $1,015.00 destination charge, tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.
**31 city/40 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX. 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport. 33 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX. 31 city/38 highway/34 combined mpg rating for Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.