Compact cars are a lot of fun to drive. They're sleek, stylish, and provide agile handling. Nissan offers sporty sedans, like the Nissan Versa and the Nissan Sentra, but which one is right for you? To help drivers in Homosassa Springs, Lecanto, and Citrus Hills, FL, decide, the team at Maus Nissan of Crystal River looked at how they stack up against each other in this 2020 Nissan Versa vs. Nissan Sentra comparison.  

Specs & Fuel Economy

The 2020 Nissan Versa delivers a quick, nimble drive with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine. It gets up to 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. You'll have total control over your drive with a 5-speed manual transmission, but a smooth-shifting Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) is also available. With the CVT in control, the Nissan Versa can get up to an EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway MPG.1

The 2020 Nissan Sentra comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, so it gives you a bit more power. With 149 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, every drive will feel like a joyride. It also works with an efficient Xtronic CVT®. This pair produces an impressive EPA-estimated 29 city/39 highway MPG.2

Both sedans come with Front-Wheel Drive but include Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control. This system helps you take tight turns and get reliable traction and stability on wet roads.  

Interior Dimensions & Amenities

When you hop into the Nissan Versa, you'll feel like you're taking a seat in a sports car. Its sleek black interior features dark cloth seats, but Premium Cloth and Sport Cloth are also available. The Sport Cloth also adds a little extra flair with orange contrast stitching. To round out things, a leather-wrapped steering wheel is also available.

The Nissan Sentra also offers Sport Cloth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, but it gives you extra options like Sport leatherette seats and quilted leather upholstery. You'll also find plenty of ways to kick back and relax with power adjustable front seats.

Both sedans offer seating for five occupants and room to stretch your legs. Their large trunks and folding seats also come in handy if you need to pack lots of bags or load long cargo.


Nissan Versa

Nissan Sentra

Headroom (front/rear)

39.5 inches/

36.3 inches

38.9 inches/

36.7 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

44.5 inches/

31 inches

44 inches/

34.7 inches

Passenger Space

88.9 cubic feet

96 cubic feet

Cargo Room

14.7 cubic feet

14.3 cubic feet

Infotainment System

A 7-inch touch-screen can be found in both vehicles. The Nissan Versa and the Nissan Sentra both come with lots of smartphone compatibility, so you can stay connected and enjoy the ride. Some of the features you'll find in both cars include:

  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
  • Nissan Voice Recognition

Besides making it possible to pick a song and reply to a text without taking your eyes off the road, each vehicle also offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, so you can use your apps, too. If you'd like some variety, you can also add SiriusXM® Radio.

Test Drive a Sporty Nissan Sedan

Visit Maus Nissan of Crystal River to learn more about our 2020 Nissan Versa vs. Nissan Sentra comparison and take a test drive. Each one of these stylish sedans offers the latest technology, a comfortable cabin, and good fuel economy to drivers in Homosassa Springs, Lecanto, and Citrus Hills, FL.

1 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for 2020 Versa: 27 City MPG/35 Highway MPG/30 Combined MPG for 2020 Versa with Manual Transmission. 32 City MPG/40 Highway MPG/35 Combined MPG for 2020 Versa with CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions-use for comparison only.

2020 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2020 Sentra: 29 City MPG/39 Highway MPG/33 Combined MPG for 2020 Sentra S and SV. 28 City MPG /37 Highway MPG/32 Combined MPG for 2020 Sentra SR. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions-use for comparison only.

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