Compare 2010 Toyota Corolla vs 2008 Nissan Sentra

2010 Toyota Corolla
2008 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan Manual (Natl)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,445 $15,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic 26 34 $15,193 $16,250
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,115 $16,520
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 34 $15,417 $16,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 34 $15,875 $17,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 26 34 $16,241 $17,750
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,347 $18,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,437 $20,150
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 25 33 $15,483 $16,140
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 S 24 31 $15,275 $16,370
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 25 33 $16,018 $17,170
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 25 33 $17,786 $19,070
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,716 $20,070
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 33 $19,181 $20,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,445
$15,483
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,450
$16,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Toyota Corolla has two different personalities: a bare-basic entry-level model and the sporty—but pricey—Corolla XRS. The 2008 Nissan Sentra is worth a drive, but its CVT may turn off some buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
43.9 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.0 97.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 179.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 35.4
Steering Type
Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 16.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 2925
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 140 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
Transmission
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 5.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 -

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