For some sedan manufacturers, the brand is so closely tied to one or two different models that it’s natural to assume what you’re looking at. When most people see a Honda sedan on the road, they think Accord or Civic. For Toyota, it’s Camry or Corolla. And Taurus or Focus are the first words to come to mind when spotting a Ford.

That isn’t the case with Nissan. A sedan sporting the Nissan logo could very well be the Maxima, which is arguably Nissan’s most popular sedan ever. Or maybe it’s the Versa, winner of the 2017 Auto Pacific® Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction Economy Car. Of course the Altima comes to mind after being named the Most Appealing Vehicle in the midsize car segment by J.D. Power. And don’t forget about the Sentra and its recognition as a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Distinguishing between all of the high-value Nissan sedans is part of what makes shopping for one so tricky. There are so many good options to choose from – how do you know which one is right for you?

Let’s take a couple Nissan sedans — the 2017 Altima and the 2017 Sentra — and draw a comparison that can help you differentiate between the two both on the road and in the lot at Asheboro Nissan.

The 2017 Nissan Altima

A black 2017 Nissan Altima.

The 2017 Nissan Altima is built on a foundation of performance. The base trim alone generates 179 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque from the 2.5L four-cylinder engine. And upping the ante in trim level can bring a 3.5L V6 engine that churns out 270 horsepower and 251 lb.-ft. of torque for a driving experience on par with premium performance brands like BMW and Audi.  

The Altima has a body that is a bit longer, wider, and heavier than the Sentra, which allows for an extra five gallons in the gas tank and more head, hip, and legroom for drivers and passengers alike.

The new Nissan Altima is for sale at Asheboro Nissan and is perfect for drivers who like their sedans to mean business. And if you like the Altima, check out how it compares to the Nissan Maxima.  

The 2017 Nissan Sentra

A blue 2017 Nissan Sentra.

The 2017 Nissan Sentra is built on the core values of a sedan: safety, affordability, and practicality. The smaller stature of the Sentra allows it to be nimble on city streets while using up a combined 32 mpg.

For safety lovers, the Sentra has been recognized in part because of its advanced features such as a rear view monitor, Intelligent Cruise Control, six standard airbags, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and more.

The new Nissan Sentra is for sale at Asheboro Nissan and is for drivers who value safe, affordable, and practical commutes.

Your Source for Nissans

Whether the Nissan Altima or Nissan Sentra is right for you, there’s one Nissan that’s right for everyone: Asheboro Nissan on Dixie Drive in Asheboro, North Carolina. You’ll find new and pre-owned Nissan vehicles ready for a test drive along with generous financing and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Determining which Nissan to buy can be tough. Deciding where to buy it is a breeze.