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2011 Nissan Sentra 2011 Honda Civic 2011 Mazda Mazda3
     
4dr Sdn I4 Manual 2.0
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Manual 2.0
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0 SR
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0 SL
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT SE-R
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Manual SE-R Spec V
DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX-VP Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • DX-VP Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX-S Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • GX Natural Gas Vehicle Automatic Sedan
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Sport
  • 5dr HB Man s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Sport
  • 5dr HB Auto s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Sport
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $16,060 $15,805 $15,800
Invoice $15,406 $14,571 $14,801
Avg. Paid $10,913 $10,912 $10,797

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.9 8.6
Critics' Rating 6.9 9.6 9.3
Performance 6.9 8.4 8.6
Interior 8.0 8.2 8.7
Operating Cost 8.4 8.4 8.2
Safety 7.6 8.5 9.0
Reliability 3.0 4.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good cargo space
  • Good gas mileage
  • Good reliability score
  • Fun to drive
  • Quality interior
  • Good safety scores
Cons
  • Low safety scores for the class
  • Underwhelming performance
  • Poor fuel economy ratings for the class
  • Lower safety scores than top competitors
  • Small trunk
  • Few standard interior features
  • Tight rear seats
  • Small trunk in sedan

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 24 City / 31 Hwy 26 City / 34 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.7 106.3 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 179.8 177.3 180.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 69.0 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 59.5 56.5 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2875 2630 2859

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 97.4 90.9 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.4 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 53.7 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 51.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.4 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 34.6 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 52.4 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 51.0 52.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.1 12.0 11.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 5100 140 @ 6300 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 147 @ 4800 128 @ 4300 135 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.4 34.8 34.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 34 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard