Even when you know you want a Nissan, a stab in the dark just won't cut it when it comes to the 2021 Nissan Sentra and the 2021 Nissan Versa. One may work better with your Columbus, Grove City, and Lincoln Village, Ohio, drives. But which one is for you? The Georgesville Nissan research team guides you through the various features, so you know which one you should drive.

Nissan Sentra vs Nissan Versa Performance

Each Nissan comes with one signature engine. The Sentra offers the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. On the other hand, the Versa provides you with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine.

Only one transmission accompanies the Sentra-the patented Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT®). If you're considering the Versa, a 5-speed manual transmission comes standard, but you can add the Xtronic CVT®.

At its best, the Sentra achieves an EPA-estimated 29 city/39 highway MPG.1 Versa drivers who choose Xtronic CVT® can count on achieving an EPA-estimated 32 city/40 highway MPG.2 If you're on the road all the time, the Versa may be favored, but the Sentra holds up well for commuters, too.

Nissan Sentra vs Nissan Versa Interior

Interior amenities differentiate the Sentra from the Versa. For example, the Sentra offers you a range of materials, including cloth and several leather surfaces. In the Versa, only cloth materials can outfit your car.

While the Sentra gives you optional Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, an available Automatic Climate Control system acts as the premium Versa system. Both offer a Remote Engine Start System that works with the addition of the Nissan Intelligent Key®. With the Sentra, remotely operate the climate system via Intelligent Climate Control.

Now let's check out the dimensions available.


Sentra Front/Rear

Versa Front/Rear


38.9/36.7 inches

39.5/36.3 inches

Hip Room

53.5/53.3 inches

50.9/50.1 inches


44/34.7 inches

44.5/31 inches

Shoulder Room

56.4/54.5 inches

53.1/53.6 inches

Surprisingly, the front legroom for the Versa exceeds that of the Sentra. So does the trunk space. You'll receive 14.3 cubic feet in the Sentra while the Versa provides a little extra with 14.7 cubic feet.

Nissan Sentra vs Nissan Versa Technology

Some items you'll find in either Nissan rival each other, like the Wi-Fi Hotspot that accommodates seven devices. Others, like Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™, come standard in every Sentra trim but not in every Versa trim. With the Sentra, an 8-inch NissanConnect® touch-screen display appears in the center of the dashboard. The Versa gives you a similar 7-inch display.

To listen to your downloaded music library or streamed tunes, upgrade to the 8-speaker Bose® Premium Audio System in the Sentra. Six speakers furnish the premium level Versa.

Nissan Sentra vs Nissan Versa Safety

Luckily, your Nissan keeps you safe and watches out for you during any type of treacherous drive. The Safety Shield® 360 prevents incidents in both the Sentra and Versa with its six dynamic safety systems.

More advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility systems can be found in both cars, like the available Intelligent Cruise Control.

The Sentra gives you Intelligent Driver Alertness standard while the Versa offers this as optional.

Pick What's Best Between the 2021 Nissan Sentra and the 2021 Nissan Versa

Take a stab at picking the right car for you between the 2021 Nissan Sentra and the 2021 Nissan Versa. Consider your Columbus, Grove City, and Lincoln Village commutes and see what works out better.

Schedule a test drive of both at Georgesville Nissan to finalize your decision.

1 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 29 City MPG/39 Highway MPG/33 Combined MPG for Sentra® S, SV; 28 City MPG/37 Highway MPG/32 Combined MPG for Sentra SR. Actual miles may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

2 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 27 City MPG/35 Highway MPG /30 Combined MPG for Versa® with Manual Transmission. 32 City MPG/40 Highway MPG/35 Combined MPG for Versa with Xtronic CVT®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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