2020 Nissan Sentra vs 2020 Nissan Altima
2020 Nissan Sentra 2020 Nissan Altima


2.0L I-4 2.5L I-4


149 188

  MPG (City/Highway)

29/39 * 28/39 *

2020 Nissan Sentra vs 2020 Nissan Altima

Serving Chattanooga, TN

Nissan’s 2020 lineup is loaded with exciting possibilities, and our Nissan of Chattanooga East team is available to help you explore the options in full detail. If you search for a four-door sedan, the Sentra and the Altima may be at the top of your list. How do these two popular models stack up against each other?


The Sentra is a compact car that sits directly below the midsize Altima. Both models are available with several powertrains, and the Sentra’s sticker price is slightly under the Altima’s price on a trim-by-trim basis. For 2020, the Sentra is available with one powertrain across its three trims. This is a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine connected to an XTronic continuously variable transmission. The pairing delivers 149 horsepower. In comparison, the 2020 Nissan Altima is available with two powertrains across seven trim levels. The base powertrain is a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine that produces 188 horsepower. The turbo-powered variant that is in select Altima trim levels generates 178 horsepower with improved torque stats. The Altima comes with the same drivetrain and powertrain, as you will find in the Sentra.


As siblings, the Sentra and Altima share many of their sultry, athletic design elements. The Sentra’s smaller size is noticed with its shorter front end and more substantial curvature down the rear windshield. Both sedans have a low profile combined with angled LED headlights that flow into a point. The Altima’s headlights have a sharper, more extended point. You can conveniently compare the Sentra to the Altima in person when you visit Nissan of Chattanooga East soon.


Across both models, you can take advantage of impressive features that improve your convenience, comfort, and safety on the road. Some of the equipment found in both models are Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a blind spot warning, automatic emergency braking, cloth or sport cloth seats, and more. The Altima’s higher trim levels have memory for the driver’s seat and outer mirrors, an around-view monitor, paddle-shifters, and more.

Are you ready to compare the trims for both of these sedan models in person? Connect with our sales reps at Nissan of Chattanooga East today to make arrangements for your visit.

* 2020 EPA fuel economy estimates for Sentra®: • 29 city MPG / 39 hwy MPG / 33 combined MPG for 2020 Sentra S and SV • 28 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG for 2020 Sentra SR Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 28 City MPG/39 Highway MPG/32 Combined MPG for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City MPG/36 Highway MPG/30 Combined MPG for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City MPG/37 Highway MPG/31 Combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City MPG/35 Highway MPG/29 Combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City MPG/34 Highway MPG/29 Combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.