2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Mazda3

The sedan is one of the most popular segments of the automotive market, which is why it can be challenging to decide on the perfect one. With so many to choose from, there is a lot of research that has to be done in order to narrow down your options. That’s where we come in. Our team here at Continental Motors Group is working hard to provide our readers with all the latest vehicle comparisons in order to make the car-shopping experience easier for you.

This time around we’re focusing on the 2017 Nissan Sentra and the 2017 Mazda3 Sedan. In order to keep this comparison even, we’re going to focus only on the base models noted on the chart. However, keep in mind that there are more trims available for both models with additional features are varying performance capabilities.

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2017 Nissan Sentra S 2017 Mazda3 Sport Sedan
$17,990 MSRP $18,895
1.8-liter I-4 Engine 2.0-liter I-4
Xtronic CVT Transmission 6-speed automatic
29 city/37 hwy MPG 28 city/37 hwy

Differences between the 2017 Nissan Sentra and 2017 Mazda3

Drivers comparing the 2017 Nissan Sentra to the 2017 Mazda3 Sedan will notice that these two have similar starting price points. Both are equipped with similar size engines, however the Mazda3 is slightly more powerful pumping out 155 horsepower compared to the Sentra with 124 horsepower. Each one is set with front-wheel drive as well as automatic transmissions, and the fuel economies are quite comparable as well.

When it comes to safety, both the Sentra and the Mazda3 are set across the board with the same standard features. Each of these sedans come with a brake assist system as well as stability and traction control. There is a standard panic alarm and vehicle immobilizer system in each as well as manual child safety rear door locks.

As for standard exterior and interior features, the Sentra and the Mazda3 have similarities and differences. The 2017 Nissan Sentra sports a chrome front grille, whereas the 2017 Mazda3 has a black front grille with chrome accents. The Sentra is set with delay-off headlamps, and the Mazda3 comes standard with daytime running lights. Both vehicles have remote keyless entry as well as a low tire pressure monitor and cruise control. The Sentra includes an engine temperature gauge, MP3 decoder and overhead console storage, which are not available on the Mazda3. However, the Mazda3 comes with push button start, rear beverage holders, floor mats, voice activated audio controls and maintenance reminders. All of which are not available on the Sentra.

More information regarding either of the 2017 Nissan Sentra or the 2017 Mazda3 is available by contacting our team here at Continental Motors Group. Drivers are welcome to schedule a test drive online for any of the models they’re interested in.

2017 Nissan Sentra wheels
2017 Nissan Sentra seating
2017 Mazda3 Sedan front grille
2017 Mazda3 seating

2017 Nissan Sentra near Chicago IL
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