2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 Mazda3 in Red vs 2018 Nissan Sentra in Red

Mid-size sedans are highly popular for their maneuverability, efficiency, and affordability. See how the popular Mazda3 sedan stacks up against the competition in the following 2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Nissan Sentra comparison from Gwatney Mazda of Germantown, TN.

The Mazda3 and Nissan Sentra are both highly affordable, but the Mazda3's higher starting price indicates the sedan has many more standard features to offer for a more enjoyable driving experience. Sedan shoppers looking for an ideal balance of power and efficiency will appreciate the Mazda3's 155 horsepower and 37 highway MPG. The Sentra falls short with only 130 horsepower and 35 highway MPG. The Sentra offers 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space for the essentials, but the Mazda3's rear folding seats create a maximum of 20.2 cubic feet of cargo space--and more trunk space is always good. 

2018 Mazda3


2018 Nissan Sentra

$18,095 Starting MSRP $16,990
155-hp 2.0L I-4 Engine Specs 130-hp 1.8L I-4
28 city / 37 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 27 city / 35 highway
12.4 - 20.2 cubic feet Cargo Space 15.1 cubic feet

2018 Mazda3 Standard Features

The 2018 Mazda3 is available in three high-value, feature-packed model options--Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The base trim, Sport, is packed with standard features to enhance life behind the wheel. Drivers who aren't necessarily looking for all the bells and whistles will be satisfied with the extensive list of standard equipment on the Mazda3 Sport. The other two trim levels, Touring and Grand Touring, add advanced upgrades throughout the vehicle. 

Highlighted standard features on the 2018 Mazda3 include the following:

  • Push-Button Start
  • 7" Color Touchscreen with MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • Rearview Camera
  • Aux input and two USB inputs
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • ...and more!

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