2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Nissan Sentra exterior front of both cars

Small cars are designed to deliver impressive fuel economy ratings paired with nimble handling and a comfortable interior. Some models in the compact class take this one step further, offering an added element of performance to the car segment. Looking at the 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs the 2018 Nissan Sentra compares two sporty small car models.

Car shoppers considering the 2018 Elantra will have three engine options to choose from. Standard equipment includes a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The Eco trim level of the 2018 Elantra will utilize a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 128 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque. The special Elantra Sport model adds a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Only two engine options are offered on the 2018 Nissan Sentra.

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2018 Hyundai Elantra VS 2018 Nissan Sentra
3 Engine Options 2
201 horsepower, 195 pound-feet torque Best Engine Performance 188 horsepower, 177 pound-feet torque
8.3 L/100 km city, 6.4 L/100 km highway Best Fuel Economy Ratings 8.9 L/100 km city, 6.8 L/100 km highway
6 Trim Levels 5

2018 Hyundai Elantra Features and Technology Systems

A variety of features are available on the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. The car offers all of the best technology features and systems Hyundai has to offer. To keep drivers and passengers connected and entertained, the Elantra offers Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary inputs, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a touchscreen infotainment system, satellite radio and Blue Link.

The cabin of the Elantra has been designed to be spacious and comfortable. Interior features offered on the car include dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather upholstery.

Safety is important for just about every driver. 2018 Elantra models offer an extensive list of driver assistance and safety features. Features offered on the car include a rearview camera, Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Brake Assist (BA) and Rear Park Assist System (RPAS).


2018 Hyundai Elantra exterior front red
2018 Hyundai Elantra exterior side red
2018 Hyundai Elantra exterior side blue
2018 Hyundai Elantra interior steering wheel



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