2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 mazda3 vs 2018 nissan sentra

Over the past decade or so, the compact car segment in the automotive industry has grown to be one of the most crowded and competitive markets today. More and more drivers are turning towards the smaller, more affordable and more efficient compacts over larger cars. To capitalize on this interest, automakers have flooded the market with compact car models, each claiming to be the best value to drivers. With so many options, which stand out from the rest?

That's where we come in. We create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular models in the most competitive segments stack up directly with one another. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at two very popular compacts, the 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Nissan Sentra. To see which offers more value to drivers, we're going to compare the two model's efficiency, performance and space. Let's see who comes out on top!

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2018 Mazda3
2018 Nissan Sentra
31 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 30 MPG
155 HP Horsepower 130 HP
150 lbs.-ft. Torque 128 lbs.-ft.
96 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 96 Cubic Feet

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When you look at the key model information for both compact models, it's easy to see why both are so popular among drivers! Whether you're looking for efficiency, performance or space, both the 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Nissan Sentra have a lot to offer. However, when you compare the two side-by-side, it's clear that the Mazda3 holds the edge over its Nissan competitor.

Not only does the 2018 Mazda3 offer drivers a more fuel-efficient drive, but it does so while also offering more in the way of performance thanks to its higher horsepower and torque capabilities. Talk about a best of both worlds! And, despite being more efficient, the 2018 Mazda3 also matches the 2018 Nissan Sentra when it comes to interior space.

All those measurements and specifications are great, but they're not worth much if the car isn't also safe. That's why the 2018 Mazda3 also comes with a wealth of advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies to make the driving experience as safe as possible. All these features combine to make the driver more aware and less fatigued by the drive. Available features include:

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 
  • Lane Departure Warning System 
  • Lane-Keep Assist 
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring 
  • Smart Brake Support 
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Mazda3? Ready to get behind the wheel of one yourself? Contact our staff at Medlin Mazda in Wilson, North Carolina, for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 


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