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Nissan Sentra, Honda Civic, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#11 of 226 Right, but...
Feb 02, 2006 (11:49 am)
My point is that you dont know for certain "......that Nissan, the first company with a 5-speed manual, 240 hp family sedan for $23k wasn't offering a car closer in performance to the Mazda 3."
How do you know that the new 2.0L 6M Sentra wont keep pace with the 2.0L 5M Mazda3i? The Sentra SE-R will be around again to compete with the Mazda3s....
#12 of 226 Re: Right, but... [alpha01]
Feb 02, 2006 (1:35 pm)
25 horsepower would likely show a marked difference, but I don't know how (or if) the numbers from Mazda will have a big adjustment per SAE regulations. Since noone has driven a 2007 Sentra, we will have to wait and see!
BTW, any torque figures for the 07 Sentra floating around? If more than 145lb-ft, they will be in fine shape. If in the 120lb-ft and under, they may get lost in the crowd.
#14 of 226 Re: Right, but... [alpha01]
Feb 02, 2006 (1:45 pm)
No thank you NO Spectra or Sentra for me. I take a 2.0L 6M Civic Si
Feb 02, 2006 (3:55 pm)
We can't reply to your post because the pic is too wide. Perhaps you can resize it? Thank you for your efforts, though, spectraman. I've seen the front of this car at www.thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com. The site is updated daily with the latest new car gossip. It is often correct and timely, although it occasionally has some "wonky" info. You can check it out if you like! It's where I got the 135 hp figure.
#16 of 226 Re: A photo of the 2007 Sentra.... [spectraman]
Feb 02, 2006 (4:25 pm)
As mentioned, the picture you posted was so wide that it badly distorted the page, so I had to remove it.
Feel free to post links to wide pictures, but please make sure that any picture you want to actually display in your post is no wider than about 500 pixels - thanks!
#17 of 226 Re: Pic too big [thegraduate]
Feb 02, 2006 (4:30 pm)
The Sentra is already on their site.
#18 of 226 Re: Sentra vs. KIA Spectra [thegraduate]
Feb 07, 2006 (6:45 am)
The 06 Civic has 140HP6300RPM, sounds more powerful than the 07 Sentra with 135HP. However, the Civic's torque is 1284300, that is, you have to floor the pedal, downshift, and hear the engine hauling every time on a freeway entrance ramp to stay away from trucks, I know that from my Accord. My 06 Sentra has 1292400 torque, similar to the VW Golf (1222600) and much better than all JPN, KRN and US compact cars. I never had to floor the pedal, unless the car is already on overdrive and needs to downshift. It feels much better, compared to my 97 Accord SE. I hope the 07 Sentra keeps the max torque at low RPM feature. Of course, we are not talking about sporty performance.
#19 of 226 data [tthota]
Feb 07, 2006 (7:58 am)
97 Civic_ EX 1.6: 1276600, 107$5500, 2518
97 Accord SE 2.2: 1305300, 1394200, 2900
06 Civic_ EX 1.8: 1406300, 1284300, 2740
06 Snetra 1.8sSE: 1266000, 1292400, 2580
The 06 Civic actually delivers less HP than the 97 Accord in practical dirving. After all, who drives at 6300RPM?
At 4200RPM, the Accord has higher torque than the Civic. Considering the weight difference, the two Hondas are about the same. I would geuss that they have much lower torque at below 3000RPM compared to the Sentra. The torque-RPM curve cannot stay almost constant between 2500 to 4300. It depends on the gear box design. Here you see the Nissan technology. They made a 1.8 liter engine behave like a 6 cylinder.
Today's Civic is indeed as good as a 97 Accord. 97 Civic was in a different class.
#20 of 226 Re: data [tthota]
Feb 07, 2006 (8:40 am)
2.0 liter engine
25mpg in city, 34 highway.
Again, the Civic is gas friendly because it keeps drivers away from acceleration. The Sentra takes order from the driver. I can make my Sentra go at 33mpg average by intentionally pushing the gas pedal lighter.