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Comparing the 2023 Nissan Altima and Sentra: Which One is Right for You?

Comparing the 2023 Nissan Altima and Sentra: Which One is Right for You?

If you’ve been searching for a high-quality sedan, you may have considered the 2023 Nissan Altima and the 2023 Nissan Sentra. The models have noticeable differences that may cater to your preferences and budget. For example, the Altima offers a larger trunk, while the Sentra has a lower starting price. Continue reading our complete comparison review and find out which one fits you best!


Comparison Table


Specifications 2023 Sentra S 2023 Altima S
Starting Price $23,588* $33,863*
Fuel Economy 9.2 L/100 km (city)

6.2 L/100km (highway)

9.1 L/100 km (city)

6.5 L/100km (highway)

Drivetrain  2.0-litre 16-valve four-cylinder 2.5-litre 16-valve four-cylinder
Transmission  Six-speed manual Xtronic CVT transmission
Acceleration (0 to 100km) 9.2 seconds 7.4 seconds
Top Speed  199.55 km/h 191.51 km/h
Fuel Capacity 47 litres 60.6 litres
Horse Power 149 hp 182 hp
Torque 146 lb-ft 178 lb-ft
Number of Seats 5 5
Cargo Space 404.9 litres 437 litres
Mechanical Features Front-wheel drive

Anti-lock braking system

Electronic brake force distribution

Front and rear stabiliser bars

Dual-pinion electric power steering

Independent strut front and rear suspension

Intelligent all-wheel drive

Electronic parking brake

Dual-pinion electric power steering

Active ride control

Intelligent trace control

Independent strut front and rear suspension

Remote engine start

LED tail lamps

Warranty 36 months or 60,000km 36 months or 60,000km


Engine and Performance


All Sentra trims are available in front-wheel drive and a manual six-speed transmission with a 2.0-litre DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine. This can produce up to 149 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 199.55 km/h. The Altima has a 2.5-litre DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine. It has a top speed of 191.51 km/h and can produce up to 182 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. The Altima has intelligent all-wheel drive and Xtronic CVT transmission, which provides a smoother and more fuel-efficient ride. 


Interior Layout/Options


The Sentra S has a six-way adjustable driver's seat, while the Altima S has an eight-way power driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support. Both models’ seats are covered in cloth, and the front seats are heated. They both have enough space for up to five passengers, but the Altima has a larger trunk capacity (32.1 litres). 


Exterior Layout/Options


The Sentra is slightly more compact, but both sedans feature a V-motion grille and come in a variety of colours. The Sentra SR Midnight Edition has striking exterior features with exclusive badging and dark matching accents. 


Safety and Driver-Assistance Features


The Altima S features NissanConnect with smartphone integration and an 8-inch multi-touch colour display. Also standard are two illuminated USB ports and SiriusXM radio, with a six-speaker sound system. When you purchase the Sentra S, you’ll get Siri Eyes Free with a 7-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth.


Infotainment and Connectivity

The Sentra S includes a tire-pressure monitoring system as standard. The Altima S includes additional safety features, including a dynamic control system and hill start assist.


Wheels & Tires

Both models come standard with 16-inch steel wheels and full-wheel covers. Upper Altima models come equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels.



The Sentra is available in the S, S Plus, SV, SV Special Edition, SR, SR Midnight Edition, and the SR Premium trims, with a starting price of $23,588*. The Altima comes in the S, SR, SR Premium, and Platinum trims, with a starting price of $33,863*.


Looking For a 2023 Nissan Altima or Sentra?


Contact us today at Royal Oak Nissan and speak to one of our representatives to arrange a test drive. We have a full range of financing options and the best deals on Nissan sedans. And ask about the Nissan Loyalty Rewards Program, too!

Please note that the dealership reserves the right to change the prices of vehicles in the inventory at any time and without official notice.


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