Compare 2010 Nissan Sentra vs 2009 Toyota Corolla

2010 Nissan Sentra
2009 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $14,794 $15,420
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 26 34 $15,923 $16,600
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 26 34 $16,009 $17,160
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 26 34 $16,009 $17,160
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 26 34 $17,312 $18,560
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,260 $19,580
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $18,725 $20,080
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,794
$14,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,420
$15,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$257 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Nissan Sentra looks plain on the outside and is only offered in one body style, but there's a lot to love for shoppers who value a comfortable, well-appointed interior. The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 92.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
59.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 16.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 x 0.94 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR15 -
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2862 2723
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.1 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 4800 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5100 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Toyota Corolla
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 8

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