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2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Nissan Sentra

Features

Seating
Technology
Smartphone Integration
Engine
Horsepower
Torque
Transmission
Fuel Economy (city/hwy)
Rear View Monitor (RVM)
Complimentary Maintenance
Warranty
Starting Price
2020 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition

2020 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition

Seating
5 Adults

Technology
7-Inch High-Resolution Touchscreen Display

Smartphone Integration
Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto

Engine
2.0L 4-Cylinder

Horsepower
147 hp @ 6,200 rpm

Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

Transmission
Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)

Fuel Economy
30/40

Rear View Monitor (RVM)
Standard

Complimentary Maintenance
3 Years/36,000 Miles (Oil Changes & More)

Warranty
10 Years/100,000 Miles (America’s Best Warranty)

Starting Price
$20,800
Nissan Sentra SR

2020 Nissan Sentra SR

Seating
5 Adults

Technology
7-Inch Advanced Drive-Assist® Display

Smartphone Integration
Not Available

Engine
2.0L 4-Cylinder

Horsepower
149 hp @ 6,400 rpm

Torque
146 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

Transmission
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Fuel Economy
28/37

Rear View Monitor (RVM)
Not Available

Complimentary Maintenance
Not Available

Warranty
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Starting Price
$21,430

LEARN ABOUT THE 2020 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

A Guide to Choosing the Best Compact Sedan

Sometimes a match-up is just unfair. Such is the case in comparing the 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Nissan Sentra. While they’re both in the same consumer segment, have similar engine sizes, even share nearly identical cargo space, these two compact sedans are miles apart. While Nissan has narrowed the gap with a freshly redesigned 2020 Sentra, there are still multiple categories where the Elantra outshines.

As such, let’s compare the Hyundai Elantra vs the Nissan Sentra. In the information below, we’ll introduce what’s new for 2020, compare the interior, performance, technology, and driver-assisted safety systems. In the end, we’ll outline a few additional reasons why the 2020 Hyundai Elantra continues to be one of the best buys for new car shoppers in Tampa, FL.

What’s New for The 2020 Elantra & 2020 Sentra

The new year introduces a few improvements for both the Elantra and Sentra. On top of the list for the Elantra is a redeveloped CVT or continuously variable transmission that is now a standard offering through the line-up.

Additionally, the Elantra receives an extra four miles per gallon in both highway and city driving. Finally, the inclusion of dual-zone climate control, a driver attention monitor and Forward Collision Warning with brake assist represent the primary updates for 2020.

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is available in six trims - SE, SEL, Value Edition, Eco, Limited, and Sport. The flexibility of the 2020 line-up allows future Elantra owners the flexibility to pick one that is better suited to its individual taste. For those with a preference for hatchbacks, the Elantra GT is worth a closer look.

Nissan’s latest Sentra, on the other hand, is a complete redesign. It is offered in three trims - S, SV, and SR. The 2020 Nissan Sentra includes 16-inch steel wheels with covers, and comes standard with a push button start, remote keyless entry, and a slew of extra goodies.

A Plethora of Power Providers

For those who prefer options under the hood – the 2020 Hyundai Elantra offers a perfect blend between functional and fun-to-drive. There are three engines offered for the 2020 Elantra. The standard is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that can produce 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft of torque. It’s connected to a CVT and returns an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city, and 41 mpg on the highway.

The second option is the most fuel efficient of the bunch. This 1.4-liter turbocharged engine produces 128-horsepower and 156 lb.-ft of torque, with an impressive 33 mpg city and 41 mpg on the highway. The final engine is the Hyundai Elantra’s most potent – a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft of torque. Even with the extra horsepower, it still returns an impressive 26 mpg city / 33 mpg highway.

Nissan keeps its engine options simple – with a single 2.0-liter four-cylinder powering each of the three trims. It is rated at 149 horsepower and produces 146 lb.-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an Xtronic® transmission and returns an EPA-estimated 29 mpg city, and 39 mpg highway.

Hyundai Elantra Value Edition Exterior

Spacious, Comfortable, and Modern Interior Appointments

When it comes to cargo and passenger space, both 5 passenger sedans stand on equal footing. The trunk space is only separated by a mere 0.1” – with the Elantra having that minor advantage. The real difference between the two is mainly in the connectivity and comfort departments.

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is stuffed with modern technology features customers love. The Elantra is offered with an available eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display, wireless device charging system, touchscreen navigation, and an Infinity® Premium Audio system. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration are likewise available.

The 2020 Nissan Sentra is vastly improved on the inside – with high-quality materials showcased throughout the cabin in multiple areas. Rear seating is the typical 60/40-split folding design. Some added technology features including a 4.2-inch digital multi-information display and standard 7.0-inch touchscreen are included for 2020.

Dedicated to Safety – Through Modern Technology

Another area both competitors stand on equal footing is driver-assisted technology. Hyundai is quite proud of its IIHS Top Safety Pick from 2019 when the Elantra is equipped with the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights, so not much has changed for the new year. One noticeable addition however was making this driver-assisted safety feature standard across the line-up as opposed to an added upgrade.

This system works by detecting a stopped or slowing vehicle in the driver’s path and warns you of a potential collision. If the driver is unable to stop the vehicle manually, the system will automatically apply emergency braking to reduce the potential or severity of the collision.

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra also offers an available SmartSense system which includes a High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning System, Lane Keeping Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning systems. The 2020 Nissan Sentra receives much needed upgrades in this department. One very impressive addition is its Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite. It consists of six driver-assisted systems that help reduce the potential of accidents.

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra has the Advantage

When you finish the comparison of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Nissan Sentra – the clear winner is the Elantra. It’s on par with the Sentra in the affordability department but offers Tampa, FL new car buyers with so much more value across the board.

Add the fact that Hyundai proudly boasts America’s Best Warranty of 10 years/100,000 miles, and complimentary maintenance for the first three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first), and it’s clear to see why the smart bet is choosing a 2020 Hyundai Elantra.

Test Drive The 2020 Hyundai Elantra in Tampa, FL

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is an exceptional value across the board. In fact, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a recipient of the 2020 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award for the compact car segment.

The lowest-projected ownership costs of new vehicles and brands are based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost-to-Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. This data takes into consideration seven factors: depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees.

The best place to see one up close is Brandon Hyundai. Our Tampa Hyundai dealership maintains an ample supply of Hyundai Elantras in multiple configurations. We strive to exceed the expectations of every visitor to our Hyundai dealership, and always treat everyone with dignity and respect. Take time to visit Brandon Hyundai and discover why Hyundai continues as the #1 in the automotive industry in the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index since 2010.

Hyundai Elantra Value Edition Interior

Finance Your New Hyundai Elantra with Ease

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Hyundai Elantra Value Edition On The Road

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