2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Ford Focus

So you’re looking for a compact car, but you’ve found there’s plenty of competition out there. Everyone wants to get the best deal for their dollar, which is why it can be hard to compare the 2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Ford Focus. Both models offer sleek designs that appeal to the eye, but you have to be practical in your selection as well. Price alone won’t help you decide, as the Sentra and Focus start off nearly the same. So how do you pick between them?

One thing to consider is always going to be your engine options. The 2017 Nissan Sentra is generally a more efficient vehicle, though this boost in economy will be most noticed by those who are commuting or spending a lot of time in traffic. Engine power is initially less in the Sentra in order to achieve this fuel economy, but the SR Turbo offers a boost to 188 horsepower for those seeking something more potent.

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2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Ford Focus
$16,990 Starting MSRP $16,775
27 city/35 hwy Base MPG 25 city/34 hwy
15.1 cu. ft. Trunk Size 3.2 cu. ft.
95.9 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 90 cu. ft.

Benefits of the 2017 Nissan Sentra

When it comes right down to it, you want a vehicle that will last, one that you can depend upon and one that is comfortable for your daily trips. The 2017 Nissan Sentra really shines against the Ford Focus when it comes to interior space. You can find a hatchback version of the Focus that will provide more cargo room, but the 90 cubic feet of interior space may feel a bit cramped compared to the Sentra. If you do prefer a sedan, you’ll also notice that the Focus has considerably less room in the trunk. Legroom is especially cramped in the rear seats of the 2017 Ford Focus, offering just 33.2-inches of space, while the Sentra gives 37.4 inches.

When it comes to overall reliability, the Nissan brand slides in above Ford according to Consumer Reports. For those seeking a smart option with plenty of space, a variety of options and an impressive starting price, it’s hard to go wrong with the Sentra.

The 2017 Nissan Sentra comes in a total of six trim levels, including the sports-tuned Nismo. Find out more about standard and available features when you stop by Glendale Nissan and take the Sentra for a test drive.

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