2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Mazda3

2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Mazda3

When looking for a new car, you likely have a lot of models to compare and a lot of categories to consider. Let us take care of some of the research and narrow down your options with our 2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Mazda3 comparison. We have gone through all the categories, and found the most important ones where there are major differences worth talking about.

For starters, let’s talk about how these two cars are similar. They are both four-door sedans that offer plenty of interior room and many features, but there are some major differences that make one of these models come out ahead.

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2017 Nissan Sentra


2017 Mazda3

$16,990 Base MSRP $17,845
188 Max Horsepower 184
Standard CD Player Not Available
15.1 Cubic-Feet Cargo Room 12.4 Cubic-Feet

Which sedan has the better value: Sentra or Mazda3?

Price is often the first thing that shoppers compare when looking at two vehicles, and when it comes to this comparison, the Sentra has an entry point that is far lower. A lower cost of entry makes the Sentra more appealing right away. Let’s see how these two models fair in other categories.

Performance may not always seem like a big deal when it comes to a compact sedan, but since we are talking about Mazda, which has established itself as a “driver’s brand,” we feel it’s important to bring up. When it comes to horsepower, the top trim Sentra NISMO takes the top trim Mazda3 Grand Touring to task. Not only does it put up better horsepower numbers, but it also provides a sportier external appearance.

Do you enjoy having a CD player in your car? Would you at least like to have the option? Then you’ll need the Sentra which comes with a CD player standard, and it’s present at every trim level. The same cannot be said for the Mazda3, which doesn’t even offer a CD player at any trim level. Enjoy your tunes the way you want to with the Nissan Sentra.

For a sedan, the trunk space is almost as important as interior space. The passenger space of the Sentra is identical to the Mazda3 at 96 cubic-feet, but the trunk space is far different. In the Sentra, you have over 2.5 cubic-feet of extra room. Now that’s space you can use.

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