Comparing the2024 Honda Civic SedanNear Kansas City, MO

2024 Honda Civic Sport Sedan in Aegean Blue Metallic, driving on a city street at night.

What brand is king of the compact car? By all accounts, Honda -- and the model wearing the crown is the one and only 2024 Honda Civic. Small, zippy, well-equipped and fuel efficient, the latest iteration of the perennially popular Civic continues to win over shoppers through its masterful execution and charismatic persona.

Its longtime dominance in the segment isn’t for a lack of competitors, though. One of the most notable rivals to the new Civic is the 2024Nissan Sentra, another affordable new car that tries to win over drivers by blending practicality with panache. Does it succeed? Our Honda Civic vs. Nissan Sentra comparison proves that the answer is a resounding no. In just about every way -- from gas mileage to interior volume -- the Civic beats the Sentra handily.

Want to learn more? Visit our Honda dealer near Kansas City today to start driving the car that continues to be the choice of countless drivers nationwide.

2024 Honda Civic Sedan driving down a highway road

2024 Honda CivicMPG Ratings & Specs Comparison

The 2024 Honda Civic specs leave the Nissan Sentra no chance to win in this comparison. Why? Because the Honda Civic is both the most fuel-efficient car here as well as the most powerful and fun to drive. 

Let’s start with efficiency. The 2024 Honda Civic Sedan returns up to 42 highway mpg and 31 city mpg, with both figures edging out the Sentra fuel economy ratings.1 The Civic does all this while offering more standard horsepower.

Speaking of power, the Civic family offers two additional engine options beyond its entry-level powerplant: a 180-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, and a fearsome turbo 2.0-liter that generates 315 horsepower in the Honda Civic Type R. Kansas City Honda fans don’t need to be reminded that no Sentra trim comes even remotely close what the Civic Type R is capable of. No wonder that the Sentra, both literally and metaphorically, is a mere speck in the rearview mirror of the almighty Civic.

2024 Honda Civic

  • Engine Options: 3
  • Turbocharged Engine: Available
  • Standard Horsepower: 158
  • Maximum Horsepower: 315
  • Max City MPG: 31
  • Max Highway MPG: 42

2024 Nissan Sentra

  • Engine Options: 1
  • Turbocharged Engine: N/A
  • Standard Horsepower: 149
  • Maximum Horsepower: 149
  • Max City MPG: 30
  • Max Highway MPG: 40

2024 Honda CivicInterior & Body Style Comparison

The Honda Civic easily outclasses the Sentra even if you preclude the above performance specs. The most obvious non-mechanical difference between these two cars? With the Honda, you can buy a Civic Hatchback or Civic Sedan; the Sentra is solely available as a sedan.

Even limiting this Honda vs. Nissan comparison to strictly the sedan models doesn’t help the Sentra, as the Civic Sedan offers more cargo space thanks to its 14.8 cubic feet of trunk volume. In the passenger compartment, both the Civic Sedan and Civic Hatchback offer 99 cubic feet of passenger volume, which also exceeds that of the Sentra. More, more, more -- that’s the mantra of every Civic for sale in Lee’s Summit, and it makes the Sentra appear the lesser car in every way.

2024 Honda Civic Touring Sedan with Black Leather.

2024 Honda Civic

  • Body Styles: 2
  • Hatchback: Available
  • Interior Volume (cu. ft.): 99
  • Sedan Cargo Volume (cu. ft.): 14.8

2024 Nissan Sentra

  • Body Styles: 1
  • Hatchback: N/A
  • Interior Volume (cu. ft.): 96.1
  • Sedan Cargo Volume (cu. ft.): 14.3

Buy a 2024 Honda Civic Near Me

The beauty of the Honda Civic is its ability to be all things to all people without compromise. Want one of the hottest new sport sedans on the market? Buy a Honda Civic Type R. Looking for an affordable and spacious commuter? The Civic Hatchback LX awaits you. In between are several compelling trims and engine options. The Sentra, lacking this diversity of choice, falls well short of the Civic -- further cementing why local compact car shoppers overwhelmingly prefer to buy a Honda vs. Nissan in Missouri.

To find your dream Civic near Kansas City, contact Lee’s Summit Honda today. We can’t wait to help you reinvent your time on the road with a new Civic.

131 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 2024 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.