|2015 Nissan Altima||VS||2015 Nissan Sentra|
|2.5L 4-Cyl.||Standard Engine||1.8L 4-Cyl.|
|182 hp||Standard Power||130 hp|
|38 mpg||Max Hwy Fuel Economy||40 mpg|
So, decision time. You’re shopping for a sedan, and you’ve got diagrams and spreadsheets analyzing just what it is that will send you toward one model over another. Is it fuel efficiency that guides you in the direction of a particular model? Perhaps it’s a particular powertrain, or an assemblage of features that floats your proverbial boat? Whatever the case, you’re certain to find a viable option within the expansive Nissan lineup, and two of Robbins Nissan’s most popular models--the 2015 Nissan Altima and the 2015 Nissan Sentra--are certain to be among your top candidates. But how do they fare when compared side-by-side?
It might be tempting to assume that the Altima is simply a larger sibling to the Sentra, and this is true in some regards. However, the Sentra is certainly capable of standing on its own two feet. Although more slight in stature than the Altima, the Sentra offers drivers a compelling performance by way of its 1.8L four-cylinder engine which can reach the lofty heights of 40 highway mpg. Additionally, with three terrific driving modes--Eco, Normal and Sport--to help suit each situation, you can be certain that the Sentra is more than up to the task.
Those desiring a greater degree of power and sophistication, meanwhile, might be better served by the 2015 Nissan Altima. For years, Nissan’s flagship mid-size sedan has been making gains to bring it to the forefront of the segment, and this is absolutely true for the new model year. Two great powertrains--a 2.5L four-cylinder and a 3.5L V6--offer great efficiency and terrific power, respectively, while the interior cabin is fitted with features that offer comfort and convenience in great quantities. The NASA-inspired Zero Gravity Seats relieve bodily stress during long journeys, while the revised NissanConnect Apps interface allows users to stream music, access social media or enjoy turn-by-turn navigation.
While each model is terrific in its own way, these two models truly offer different levels of performance and sophistication, depending on the buyer’s needs. Those desiring an inexpensive, efficient and practical sedan might enjoy the many charms of the 2015 Nissan Sentra. Those looking for a more dynamic performance profile and an interior cabin that begs comparison to its more expensive competitors, meanwhile, might prefer the singular pleasure of driving a 2015 Nissan Altima.
Both of these outstanding options are now available at Robbins Nissan, located north of Houston in Humble, Texas. To learn more about either of these models or to schedule a test drive, visit Robbins Nissan today!