2020 Nissan Sentra vs 2020 Nissan Altima
2020 Nissan Sentra 2020 Nissan Altima


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  MPG (City/Highway)

29/39 * 28/39 *

2020 Nissan Sentra vs 2020 Nissan Altima

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

Nissan’s current lineup holds many exciting possibilities for you to check out, and the includes top models like the Sentra and the Altima. These four-door sedans have both been on the road for decades. They have evolved through multiple generations, so they continue to be appealing to modern drivers. While these are close siblings in Nissan’s car line, they have exciting differences for you to check out. Our associates at Suburban Nissan of Farmington Hills are always happy to support your model comparison and selection experience.


The Sentra is the smaller and more affordable option. It carries the same powertrain across its three trim levels. This is a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that generates 149 horsepower. The Altima, on the other hand, is available in seven trim levels. The lower trims for the 2020 model year have a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 188 horsepower. The top trims come with a 2.0-liter Compression Turbo four-cylinder engine. With this powertrain in your Altima, you can take advantage of 248 horsepower.


From end to end, the Sentra shows off its sporty side while maintaining a contemporary edge. The Altima is equally appealing, and its larger size creates long lean lines. Both of these models have a U-shaped grille with a chrome finish. At different trim levels, they have a power sunroof, remote entry, heated side mirrors, and LED lighting. The Sentra is available with 16-inch to 18-inch wheels, and the Altima’s wheel sizes range between 16 and 19 inches.


Across the three Sentra trim levels, you will find premium cloth or leatherette seats, up to an 8-inch color display monitor, NissanConnect, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, hands-free Bluetooth tech and other equipment that you will love using each time you head down the road in your new car. The Altima has many of these same features, and it adds a few additional features in select trim levels. For example, the Altima also has leather seats, wood trim, driver’s memory settings, and a few other items.

Are you eager to continue your comparison of the Sentra and the Altima with a test drive? Our Suburban Nissan of Farmington Hills associates are available to help, so stop by soon for assistance.

* 2020 EPA fuel economy estimates for Sentra®: • 29 city MPG / 39 hwy MPG / 33 combined MPG for 2020 Sentra S and SV • 28 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG for 2020 Sentra SR Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 28 City MPG/39 Highway MPG/32 Combined MPG for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City MPG/36 Highway MPG/30 Combined MPG for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City MPG/37 Highway MPG/31 Combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City MPG/35 Highway MPG/29 Combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City MPG/34 Highway MPG/29 Combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.