2019 Nissan Sentra vs. 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

January 30th, 2019 by

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Check out the 2019 Nissan Sentra at Sheridan Nissan. Whether you lease or buy, it is one of the more affordable sedans in its class, with a starting MSRP of $17,790. Similar in size and power to the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, when you learn more about the 2019 Sentra, you’ll learn why it’s the better choice over the Cruze. For instance, you can adjust your seatbelt to better suit your height, something the Cruze does not allow for. Visit Sheridan Nissan to learn more!


The 2019 Sentra has various trim models to choose from, and depending on the trim, it will be equipped with one of two engines, a 1.8-L 4-cylinder engine or a 1.6-L DIG turbocharged engine. The 1.8-L delivers 124 HP and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. The 1.6-L delivers 188 HP and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2019 Cruze also offers two engine options, a 1.4-L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 1.6-L turbo-diesel engine. The diesel is only available on the diesel trim. The 1.4-L delivers 153 HP and 177 lb.-ft. of torque, and the diesel delivers 137 HP and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Both sedans offer similar power, but the Nissan Sentra is also equipped with an XTRONIC® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This is a more efficient transmission than you’re standard automatic transmission. The Chevrolet Cruze does not offer a CVT.


The 2019 Sentra offers a little more cargo space in the trunk than the 2019 Cruze (15.1 cubic feet vs. 14.8 cubic feet). The Sentra’s rear seat also can fold into a 60/40 split, so you can store larger objects and also have a seat for an extra passenger. The Cruze’s rear seats do not have split fold, so if you need to fold the seats down for more space, you lose the whole back seat and cannot accommodate any more passengers.

Other Features

Additionally, the 2019 Sentra has larger tires (205/55R16 vs. The Cruze’s 195/65R16) that allow for better road traction. The Sentra also has an easy-fill tire alert that lets you know when the tire is filled with enough air. The Cruze does not offer this feature.

To help reduce the harsh light from headlights behind you, the rearview mirror in the Sentra will automatically dim. The Cruze does not feature an automatic dimming rearview mirror.

Visit Sheridan Nissan to test drive the 2019 Nissan Sentra. Now that you see how the Sentra compares to the Chevrolet Cruze, you can now decide whether you’d like to lease or buy the Sentra.


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