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Compare the 2018 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Nissan Sentra


2018 Nissan Altima

29 city / 37 hwy

Fuel Economy

27 city / 38 hwy
1.8-liter 4-cylinder


2.5-liter 4-cylinder
130 hp


179 hp

Serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Washington D.C.

Nissan has proudly offered the compact Sentra and mid-size Altima for years, and the successful history of these two models need not be explained here. Suffice it to say that both the Sentra and Altima have always been affordable, have always depreciated slowly, and have always provided a comfortable ride. The newest versions of these sedans keep up with the ever-changing high-tech times, and they incorporate the latest in safety and security systems.

Engine Choices

The base engine under the hood of the 2018 Nissan Sentra is a 1.8L engine rated at 124 horsepower. It's peppy enough, but if you need more giddy-up, you can choose the SR Turbo version. It comes with a turbocharged 1.6L engine that produces a total of 188 horsepower. This engine can be mated to your choice of a six-speed manual or CVT transmission. The 2018 Nissan Altima is powered by your choice of a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with a 179-horsepower output or a larger 3.5L V6 rated at 270 horsepower. Both engines are paired with a continuously variable transmission.


Neither the 2018 Nissan Sentra or the 2018 Altima have received any major upgrade for 2018, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Nissan sedans tend toward functionality and practicality rather than lavish appointing to the interior or high-tech gizmos that aren't really all that important. The Sentra base S trim comes with air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks, and a 5-inch central screen display. Bluetooth is included on the base trim. The uplevel SV trim gets you a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, and satellite radio. The SV and SR trims can be purchased with heated front seats, a navigation system, and a sunroof. The 2017 Nissan Altima base trim comes with the same basic features as the compact Sentra, but the uplevel trims add on leather upholstery, heated front seats, paddle shifters, and a 7-inch screen display.

Safety Features

Both the 2018 Nissan Sentra and Altima come with antilock brakes, stability control, and a full set of front and rear airbags. All 2018 Sentra trims have a rearview camera, and the automatic emergency braking system is now standard even on the base S trim. The SL trim includes blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as standard. The 2018 Nissan Altima also includes the rearview camera and automatic emergency braking system as standard. The 2.5 V and above trims add on blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, and the 3.5 SL comes with front and rear parking sensors as well as the NissanConnect services with emergency telematics.

The 2018 Nissan Sentra and Altima models have retained their functional design and performance, so if you don't need a lightning-fast performance car, you will want to check out these two models. How much interior volume do you need? Test drive them both, and you'll have your answer. Call our dealership today to inquire about the new inventory.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Nissan Sentra S 4dr Sedan CVT for Sale in inventory


We make every effort to provide accurate information, please verify options and price before purchase, Pohanka is not responsible for errors or omissions. All vehicles subject to prior sale. Quoted price available on in-stock units only. All prices are exclusive internet prices only. Financing is subject to approved credit through designated lender. Price plus tax, tags, dealer processing fee of $899 and freight of $810 - $1100. All customers will qualify for all manufacturer rebates and incentives included in the price, some require financing through the manufacturer. Some manufacturer rebates are not compatible with manufacturer finance offers. Manufacturer Rebates and incentives are valid during the time period set by the manufacturer and are subject to change without notice. Additional manufacturer rebates and incentives may apply to those who qualify and may lower the sales price. 2 or more available at this price.

Military Rebate: Open to Active Duty, Reserve, retired, veterans within 12 months of active duty and their dependents or persons who qualify as PDRL or TDRL

Nissan Bonus Cash : Available Vehicle purchased from dealer stock and are valid during the time period set by the manufacturer and are subject to change without notice

Owner Loyalty: Open to current registered Nissan owners or family members living in the household

NMAC CASH: NMAC cash available when you finance through NMAC

College Grad: Graduation within six months or past two years from an accredited United States two or 4 year university, college, graduate school or nursing school. Students currently enrolled in Graduate School are eligible.