Compare 2016 Nissan Sentra vs 2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Nissan Sentra
2016 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 40 $17,699 $18,160
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 29 38 $17,311 $17,760
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 29 38 $21,063 $22,170
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 29 38 $19,395 $20,410
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 29 38 $17,632 $18,550
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $16,357 $16,780
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4-Door Sedan Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic L 27 36 $16,916 $17,900
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE 29 38 $17,347 $18,735
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO 30 42 $17,717 $19,135
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Plus 30 40 $18,365 $19,835
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Premium 30 40 $21,199 $22,895
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE Plus 29 38 $17,717 $19,135
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE Premium 29 38 $20,550 $22,195
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S 29 37 $17,930 $19,365
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S Plus 29 37 $18,578 $20,065
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S Premium 29 37 $21,413 $23,125
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S w/Special Edition Pkg 29 37 $19,106 $20,635
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual L 28 37 $16,349 $17,300
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual S Plus 28 37 $20,059 $21,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,699
$16,916
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,160
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Nissan Sentra is more compelling to value-seeking drivers than to enthusiasts. The 2016 Toyota Corolla continues to offer reliable, inexpensive transportation—with a bit of flair and new, easy-to-use infotainment systems.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.9 97.5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.1 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.9 53
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 9.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 9.1
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2858 2820
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
470 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 3600 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 36 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 27 (Est)
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.01 - 0.55 2.85
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.13
Trans Type
1 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.77 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Toyota Corolla
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 5.6 (Est)
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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