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2008 Nissan Sentra

2009 Toyota Corolla

  2008 Nissan Sentra 4-door Sedan Man SE-R Spec V Open Doors 2009 Toyota Corolla
MSRP
$16,140
$15,350
Invoice $15,275 $14,352
MPG
City/Highway
21/33 22/35
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Nissan Sentra is worth a drive, but its CVT may turn off some buyers. Read Full Review The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Roomy, quiet interior
  • Stand-out styling
  • Huge glove box
  • SE-R and Spec V performance models
  • Fuel economy

Dislikes:

  • Only one body style: a sedan
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Inconsistent suspension performance
  • Performance models outgunned

Likes:

  • Quieter than before
  • More comfortable than outgoing version
  • XRS edition is reasonably sporty
  • High assembly quality
  • Enviable reputation for reliability

Dislikes:

  • Cheap interior on base models
  • Cabin very tight for five adults
  • Dull-looking
  • Four-speed automatic on most models
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