2016 Honda CivicIt might not be the first thing you think of when shopping for a small car, but the 2016 Nissan Sentra horsepower ratings shouldn’t be the furthest thing from your mind, either. Albany area drivers, you know what it’s like to be running late in the morning or on your way to an appointment, and in those times even a few extra horsepower can make all the difference. And the 2016 Honda Civic has more than a few horsepower over the Sentra.

Let’s take a look at how their engine specs compare so you know which small car you can rely on when tight on time.

Compare the 2016 Nissan Sentra Horsepower to the Civic

When we talk about the engine of the Civic, we have to be a bit more specific, as Honda gives drivers two different powertrain options. There’s the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder that beats the 2016 Nissan Sentra horsepower by a bit, then there’s the available 1.5L turbocharged engine that leaves the Sentra in the dust.

  • The 2016 Nissan Sentra has a 130-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with 128 lb-ft of torque, and while that might have given it an advantage over some vehicles, it pales in comparison to the Civic.
  • The 2016 Honda Civic LX has a 158-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder with 138 lb-ft of torque.
  • Upgrading to the 2016 Honda Civic EX-T brings a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

The Civic LX’s power difference will be noticeable quite quickly, letting you accelerate from a stop with ease or merge without any trouble. The Civic EX-T might make you feel like you’re driving a car built for the track, especially if you’ve spent any time behind the wheel of a Sentra.

Test Drive a Civic

We want to put you behind the wheel of the Civic so you can experience for yourself the amount of power it has available. After all, it’s one thing to see the numbers and notice just how much more it has to offer than the 2016 Nissan Sentra horsepower ratings, but it’s something else entirely to feel the difference.

Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the new Civic—we suggest moving right up to the EX-T for the new turbocharged engine.

Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.