Compact Car: Dodge Dart v. Nissan Sentra

November 27th, 2015 by

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For those searching for a 2016 compact car, the possibilities are endless. There are tons of excellent compact car makes and models that vary in features and price ranges. For those looking into a fuel-efficient high-rated compact car priced under $17,000, the Dodge Dart and Nissan Sentra are excellent choices. While both cars are fairly similar, the below comparison between each car’s basics in engine type, fuel efficiency, safety and warranty puts the Dodge Dart slightly on top.

Engine Specs

The 2015 Dodge Dart is aerodynamic and fuel efficient four-door sedan. The base model starts at an MSRP of $16,495 and is equipped with a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine giving it up to 184 horsepower. While powerful, the Dart is also very fuel efficient averaging 26 MPG city and up to 41 MPG highway.

Priced just under the Dodge Dart, the Nissan Sentra starts at an MSRP of $16,530. It is a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and has 130-horsepower. While the Sentra’s fuel efficiency is good, getting 27 MPG city and 37 MPG highway, the Dart offers more power with nearly the same efficiency.


The Dodge Dart is packed with 10 airbags throughout the front and rear seating areas of the car including knee airbags for the front seat passenger and driver — ensuring that everyone is safe. The Nissan Sentra has Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System which includes dual-stage supplemental airbags.


All Dodge’s are backed with a 36-month or 36,000 mile limited-warranty, a 60-month or 100,000 mile powertrain warranty and 100,000 miles or 60-month unlimited roadside assistance. All Nissan’s come with a 36-month or 36,000 mile limited warranty and a 60-month or 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

Learn More

You can find out more about the Dart from Dodge at University Dodge located just outside of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. We can show you all of the features, you can test drive the vehicle and we can provide you with some excellent financing options. Rob Lambdin’s University Dodge is located at 5455 S. University Dr. in Davie, Florida.