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Compare 2013 Nissan Sentra vs 2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Nissan Sentra
2013 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 39 $16,384 $16,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 39 $16,595 $17,790
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,000 $16,590
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,270 $19,590
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,433 $18,690
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,223 $17,390
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,423 $15,990
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4-Door Sedan Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic L 26 34 $16,122 $17,060
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 34 $16,821 $18,180
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic LE Special Edition 26 34 $19,013 $20,550
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 34 $17,663 $19,060
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic S Special Edition 26 34 $19,045 $20,550
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual L 27 34 $15,338 $16,230
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual S 27 34 $16,896 $18,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,384
$16,122
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,990
$17,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$284 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Nissan Sentra looks poised to become more of a 'premium' compact sedan, emphasizing spaciousness, comfort, and features over outright sportiness. The 2013 Toyota Corolla fits the transportation needs of those who want a comfortable, safe, and very low-cost vehicle that will be long-term dependable; those who crave any driving excitement should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.9 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
50.1 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.9 92.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 69.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 180.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 12.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
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
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2825 2767
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 3600 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/- TBD - 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.130
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.700
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.847
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.000
Trans Type
1 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.343
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.552
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
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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