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Compare the 2018 Subaru Impreza to the 2018 Nissan Sentra with Carter Subaru Ballard

When it comes to your next new small car for getting around Seattle and the greater Puget Sound area, there are a lot of good options that offer value and quality. At Carter Subaru Ballard, we think you'll agree that nothing beats a new 2018 Subaru Impreza from our huge selection of new Subaru models. However, we want you to know the facts behind what you're getting for your money, so we put together Subaru comparison information pages like this one that looks at the competition from Nissan. How does the new 2018 Subaru Impreza compare to the 2018 Nissan Sentra? Read through the following preview for an idea of how the new Subaru Impreza is better designed, offers superior performance, and is the safer choice. When you're ready to discover this remarkable small car from Subaru firsthand, schedule a test drive online. Of course, you never need an appointment to stop by our location at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107.

2018 Subaru Impreza2018 Nissan Sentra
StandardAll-Wheel DriveNot Available
152Standard Horsepower130
Fully IndependentSuspensionSemi-Independent
Up to 100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume95.9 Cubic Feet
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2018 Subaru Impreza vs 2018 Nissan Sentra Comparison: Design

The new 2018 Subaru Impreza and the 2018 Nissan Sentra are good-looking cars, but when you consider what's beyond the appearance, it becomes clear that these two small cars are in different leagues. Perhaps the most significant design difference is that Subaru offers the Impreza in your choice between a sedan or hatchback model. The extra space and versatility of a hatchback model isn't an option with the Nissan Sentra. When comparing the sedan models, you'll still find substantially more room for comfort inside a Subaru Impreza. What's more, standard features on the Subaru Impreza like daytime running lights, rear seat heater ducts, and even floor mats will all cost extra as upgrades for the Nissan Sentra. In fact, once upgraded to meet the standard features on the Subaru Impreza, you'll find that the Nissan Sentra isn't the bargain that the starting price tag suggests.

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2018 Subaru Impreza vs 2018 Nissan Sentra Comparison: Performance

If you haven't had the pleasure of experiencing Subaru performance from behind the wheel, you're in for a treat when you come in to test drive the new 2018 Subaru Impreza. At the start of the lineup, the mere 130 horsepower in the Nissan Sentra falls well short of the 152 horsepower offered by the Subaru Impreza. What's more, the fuel economy in these two small cars is essentially the same when both models are equipped with automatic transmissions. When rain or snow make the roads slick, you'll be glad you went with a new Subaru Impreza equipped standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This is a level of traction that you simply won't find in the front-wheel drive only Nissan Sentra. Then, there's the superior handling and ride comfort that comes with fully independent suspension in every new Subaru Impreza. Not even the souped-up NISMO version of the Nissan Sentra offers this level of precision and comfort from its suspension.

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2018 Subaru Impreza vs 2018 Nissan Sentra Comparison: Safety

Automotive engineering has come a long way in terms of safer vehicles, but not all small cars are the same today. The new 2018 Subaru Impreza is among a small handful of vehicles to earn the highest possible 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick + distinction when properly equipped. That means that the new Subaru Impreza will not only protect occupants in the event of a collision, it also offers advanced EyeSight® driver assist technology that helps you avoid danger completely. The new Nissan Sentra is available with some similar technology, but it wasn't at all awarded for its safety by the IIHS. What's more, the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that comes with every Subaru Impreza provides far safer traction when the roads get slick. The Nissan Sentra is only available as a front-wheel drive car.

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No other name in the automotive industry offers what you'll find in a new Subaru. From the proven traction of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that comes standard on all but one Subaru model to the unique flat BOXER® engine, nothing competes with the drivability and value of a Subaru. Of course, powerful and efficient performance is just the beginning. The standard STARLINK™ infotainment system offers impressive connectivity without taking your attention off the road, which makes every drive safer. In fact, Subaru is one of the safest names in the business, especially with the available EyeSight® driver assist technology. Come see us to find out more at Carter Subaru Ballard where we proudly serve West Seattle and Bellevue.

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