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2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra in Merrillville, IN

2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra Merrillville, IN


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Are you looking for a new sedan to get you to work on time, or perhaps to take the kids to school? Nissan has plenty of great offerings for drivers in the Merrillville, IN area, two of which are the 2017 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Nissan Sentra. The Altima, a mid-sized sedan, and the Sentra, a compact sedan, share many qualities, but also several differences, which we’ll cover in this comprehensive comparison. Read on to learn more.


Do you have any burning questions about either the Sentra or Altima? Give the team at our Nissan dealership in Merrillville, IN a call at (888) 862-0083.


2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra: Performance Differences

Whether you’re looking for excellent fuel economy or an inspiring performance, both the Sentra and Altima will have what you’re looking for. They do, however, have different performance features, so it is up to you to decide which sedan will meet your requirements.


2017 Nissan Altima


2017 Nissan Sentra

  • 5L 4-cylinder
  • 5L V6

Engine Options

  • 8L 4-cylinder
  • 6L Direct Injection Turbo

Xtronic® CVT


  • 6-speed manual
  • Xtronic® CVT
  • Xtronic® CVT® with
  • Manual Shift Mode

Up to 27/39

MPG city/hwy

Up to 29/37


Drivers looking for a sportier ride should consider the 2017 Sentra NISMO® trim package, which includes:


  • NISMO®-tuned suspension and steering
  • NISMO® aerodynamic body kit
  • NISMO® interior with signature red trim


Browse our new vehicle inventory to see if our Nissan dealership has the Sentra or Altima performance package you’re looking for.


2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra: Interior & Exterior Design

2017 Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Sentra Interior


While we believe the 2017 Nissan Altima and Sentra are equally stylish and comfortable, their interior and exterior features may suit some drivers better than others. Take a look at the appointments each model offers:


  • Both the Sentra and Altima are available with the SR Midnight Edition exterior trim package, which includes 17- or 18-in. Midnight edition Black alloy wheels, a black rear spoiler, and black outside mirror caps.
  • Leather-appointed seating is available on both the Altima and Sentra.
  • You’ll get 9 cu. ft. of interior passenger volume in the Sentra while the Altima offers a more generous 101.9 cu. ft.


2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra: Technology & Safety Differences

2017 Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Sentra Technology


Staying safe, informed, and entertained are important factors while driving in Merrillville, IN. Luckily, the 2017 Nissan Sentra and Altima both offer a great mix of all three to satisfy your daily drive.


  • A Bose® sound system is available in both sedans. The Sentra’s system comes with eight speakers while the Altima’s has nine.
  • You’ll find Nissan Safety Shield® features such as the RearView Monitor, Forward Emergency Braking, and more, equipped on both models. Please note that availability varies by trim.
  • NissanConnect™ comes with navigation and plenty of your favorite apps. The Sentra is even available with Siri® Eyes Free to connect your iPhone® to the infotainment system.


The Nissan Sentra is offered at a lower base price of $16,990 MSRP compared to the Nissan Altima at $22,500 MSRP. When it comes down to it, you must consider which model will benefit your busy life, and it can only be up to you to decide.


After you’ve made your decision, schedule a test drive at Southlake Nissan in Merrillville, IN through our online form or by calling (888) 862-0083. If you would like more information on either sedan, send our team a message and someone will get back to you promptly.


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