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2020 Hyundai Elantra Vs. 2020 Nissan Sentra

White 2020 Hyundai Elantra and blue 2020 Nissan Sentra, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra and 2020 Nissan Sentra are two popular competitors in the compact car class. The 2020 Elantra excels thanks to a good predicted reliability rating, comfortable ride, generous array of technology gizmos, and an excellent fuel economy. The 2020 Sentra enjoys numerous active safety features and a modern interior, but suffers from cramped headroom, an uninspiring drive, and a sluggish infotainment system.

For 2020, the Elantra now enjoys a standard CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with the base engine. It no longer gets a manual transmission in the sedan models, and additional features have been standardized.

How do these two compact cars stack up to one another? Find out in our comparison below!

2020 Hyundai Elantra


2020 Nissan Sentra

$19,300 Starting MSRP $19,090
Up to 33 city / 41 highway Fuel Economy Up to 29 city / 39 highway
128 to 201 hp Horsepower 149 hp
5 years / 60,00 miles Basic Warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
10 years / 100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles

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As seen in the table above, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra beats the 2020 Nissan Sentra in a slew of key areas. The former vehicle has a superior fuel economy, superior horsepower with its optional engine, and longer warranty coverage. It does have a (slightly) higher starting price, but that’s to be expected when paired with the additional value one receives.

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra comes in hatchback and sedan body styles. Both of these do a great job providing generous cargo space and a delectably smooth ride. The cabin of the model is well-built, and outfitted with seductively comfortable seats. Predicted reliability is solid, meaning this vehicle should take on the years and miles with an inspiring dignity.

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