Sentra vs Hyundai Elantra

If you're in the process of researching new sedan models, you've likely come across both the 2019 Nissan Sentra and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra. But which has the performance and tech features that you desire? To help you decide, the team at Youngblood Nissan has written the following 2019 Nissan Sentra vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra head-to-head comparison.

In this guide, we'll focus on the 2019 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo, starting at $22,670 MSRP, and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, which starts at $19,500 MSRP. You can find specific information about this Nissan car on our Sentra hub page. If you have questions regarding the Sentra and Elantra differences that aren't addressed here, please call our dealership near Nixa, MO at (866) 534-2093 or use our contact form, and we'll be happy to help!


You'll find four-cylinder engines under the hood of both of these head-turning sedans. While the Elantra is paired with a capable and efficient 2.0L I4, it can't keep pace with the power and torque of the Sentra's turbocharged configuration. Performance specs for both powertrains are as follows:

2019 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo


2019 Hyundai Elantra SEL

1.6L Turbocharged 4-cylinder


2.0L 4-cylinder

188 HP


147 HP

177 lb.-ft.


132 lb.-ft.

2019 Nissan Sentra Interior


Once inside these sedans, you'll find premium cabins full of amenities that anyone who steps inside will enjoy. The 2019 Sentra features a level of refinement not found in comparable Elantra models with the following upgrades:

  • Power sliding glass moonroof with tilt feature
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped, 370Z®-inspired steering wheel
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with push button ignition

2019 Nissan Sentra Infotainment Center


You won't have to sacrifice connectivity while on the road thanks to the numerous tech upgrades offered by the Sentra and Elantra. Both feature 7-in. touchscreens, SiriusXM® satellite radios, and more, but the Nissan Sentra boasts a few additional technologies absent in similar Elantra models. Those features include.

  • Advanced Drive-Assist® display with 5-in. color display
  • Siri® Eyes Free

2019 Nissan Sentra rear collision detection


Equipped with all the basics as well as responsive safety systems, the Sentra and Elantra are ready for what's next. There's no doubt that you'll feel safe and in control behind the wheel of either sedan, but our experts think you'll be more at ease inside the 2019 Sentra. Standard and available safety tech includes:

  • Intelligent auto headlights
  • Rearview monitor
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Available blind spot warning
  • Available rear cross traffic alert

Test Drive 2019 Nissan Sentra Models near Nixa, MO

Youngblood Nissan is the place to go to experience the 2019 Nissan Sentra first-hand. Browse our current selection in our Sentra inventory, and then set up a test drive appointment of your favorite model with our online form. To speak directly with a team member at our Nissan dealership near Nixa, MO, call (866) 534-2093.

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