Compare 2012 Toyota Corolla vs 2012 Nissan Sentra

2012 Toyota Corolla
2012 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual L 27 34 $15,243 $16,130
4-Door Sedan Automatic L 26 34 $16,027 $16,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 34 $16,570 $17,910
4-Door Sedan Manual S 27 34 $16,674 $17,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 34 $17,439 $18,820
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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 $15,759 $16,430
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 27 34 $16,888 $17,610
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 27 34 $17,125 $18,360
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 27 34 $17,125 $18,360
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 27 34 $18,428 $19,760
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $19,107 $20,490
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $19,571 $20,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,243
$15,759
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,130
$16,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$269 / month
$274 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who want frugal, trouble-free transportation but have no want of excitement, the 2012 Toyota Corolla fits the bill. The 2012 Nissan Sentra no longer looks fresh, but especially in base 2.0 form or SE-R Spec V guise it represents a strong value for the money with a roomy, comfortable interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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)
92.1 97.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 179.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2734 2906
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 2.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 140 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Nissan Sentra
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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