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Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla

In comparing the Nissan Sentra to the Toyota Corolla, the Nissan Sentra has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and base engine power. The Toyota Corolla has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and overall quality score. The Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Nissan Sentra versus the Toyota Corolla, the Nissan Sentra is a better car than the Toyota Corolla.

Nissan Sentra versus Toyota Corolla Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Nissan Sentra ranges from $18,880 to $25,764 while a used Toyota Corolla from the same model year range is priced between $17,595 to $25,770. For a new model, the Nissan Sentra's price is between $20,895 and $25,909, with the Toyota Corolla priced between $21,203 and $26,200.

Nissan Sentra versus Toyota Corolla Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Nissan Sentra is 7.9 out of 10 while the Toyota Corolla's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Nissan Sentra being ranked 17 out of 51 Best Small Cars and the Toyota Corolla being ranked 4 out of 51.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Nissan Sentra’s base engine makes 149 horsepower, and the Toyota Corolla base engine makes 139 horsepower. Both the Sentra and the Corolla are rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 484 and 502 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the Nissan Sentra has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Toyota Corolla has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room.

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2022 Nissan Sentra

2022 Toyota Corolla

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$20,895 - $25,909

Used Asking Price:

$18,880 - $25,764

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$21,203 - $26,200

Used Asking Price:

$17,595 - $25,770

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

32.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

8.4 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.8 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

12 / 51
14 / 51
17 / 51
28 / 51

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 51
4 / 51
12 / 51
24 / 51

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SR, SV, S

Trim Levels

SE Apex, L, XSE, SE, SE Nightshade Edition, XLE, LE, XSE Apex

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.38 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

149 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

146 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

139 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

126 foot-lbs @ 3900 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.048 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

29 / 39 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

360 / 484 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 38 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

396 / 502 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

44 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

14.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

96.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.7 inches

Cargo Space:

13.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

88.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3036 lbs

Width:

71.5 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

182.7 inches

Wheelbase:

106.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2910 lbs

Width:

70.1 inches

Height:

56.5 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P205/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P195/65R15