2019 Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Sentra

When you're searching for a new car for your travels around Bloomfield, Wayne, and Paramus, NJ, it's important that you find a vehicle that meets your needs when it comes to features, body style, and powertrain-and the first step in reaching that goal begins with the research process.

Here at Lynnes Hyundai we want your car buying journey to be as easy and informative as possible, which is why we've created a 2019 Hyundai Elantra vs. Nissan Sentra comparison review, so you can see which sedan is the right choice for your lifestyle!

Powertrain Specs and Performance Features

To get started on our comparison review, we'll check out what's going on under the hood of each of these sedans.

The Hyundai Elantra comes equipped with a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque capabilities, while the Nissan Sentra comes equipped with a standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces only 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Hyundai Elantra


2019 Nissan Sentra

2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine

Standard Engine

1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine

147 HP

Standard Horsepower

130 HP

132 lb-ft

Standard Torque

128 lb-ft

Turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder

Available Engine

1.6L DIG™ turbocharged engine

201 HP

Available Horsepower

188 HP

195 lb-ft

Available Torque

177 lb-ft

Both vehicles also give you the option to choose a more powerful and advanced engine as well. In the 2019 Elantra you can add the available Turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder engine, which will produce 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque capabilities. In the 2019 Sentra, you'll get an available 1.6L DIG™ turbocharged engine, but it only produces 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque capabilities.

Overall, it's easy to see that the Optima outperforms the Sentra when it comes to powertrain and performance features.

Convenience Features

The next area we'll focus on is technology and convenience features offered within each of these sedans.

In the 2019 Elantra. you'll have the option to add on the available hands-free smart trunk release, which makes loading and unloading your trunk a breeze, because it will automatically open when it senses you and your Proximity Key fob near it for longer than three seconds. You won't have to worry about fumbling around for your keys while carrying heavy objects or loading groceries thanks to this feature.

The 2019 Sentra on the other hand, does not offer this feature as an option.

Safety Features

In the Elantra you'll have the option to add the available Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection system, which will apply the brakes if it senses a pedestrian, object, or vehicle in your path, and helps you avoid or mitigate a collision. This feature isn't offered in the Sentra.

The Verdict: 2019 Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Sentra

As you can see, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra outshines the Nissan Sentra in crucial categories like powertrain and performance, convenience, and safety.

If you think the Elantra is the right choice for your travels around the Bloomfield, Wayne, and Paramus, NJ, area, then come on by Lynnes Hyundai for your next test drive. For more information give us a call or stop by today!

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