Compare 2020 Nissan Sentra vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Nissan Sentra
2020 Toyota Corolla
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,352 $19,310
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,571 $21,650
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,357 $20,370
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla Hybrid LE CVT 53 52 $21,389 $23,100
Corolla L CVT 30 38 $18,522 $19,600
Corolla LE CVT 30 38 $18,565 $20,050
Corolla Nightshade CVT 31 40 $21,065 $22,750
Corolla SE CVT 31 40 $20,417 $22,050
Corolla SE Manual 29 36 $21,065 $22,750
Corolla XLE CVT 29 37 $22,268 $24,050
Corolla XSE CVT 31 38 $23,657 $25,550
Corolla Hatchback Nightshade CVT 32 41 $20,639 $22,290
Corolla Hatchback SE CVT N/A N/A $19,806 $21,390
Corolla Hatchback SE Manual N/A N/A $18,786 $20,290
Corolla Hatchback XSE CVT N/A N/A $22,537 $24,340
Corolla Hatchback XSE Manual 28 37 $21,518 $23,240

2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2020 Nissan Sentra: Compare Cars

The Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra have been around so long it’s easy to take them for granted. In fact, the Corolla and Sentra nameplates were born long before the majority of shoppers of compact cars. Launched in the U.S. in 1982, the Sentra has become the best-selling vehicle for Nissan over time. The Corolla, which launched for 1968, is not only Toyota’s best-selling since then, it is the world’s all-time best-selling passenger car, according to Toyota.

With domestic automakers ditching the compact car, the 2020 Toyota Corolla and 2020 Nissan Senta represent two of the best compacts, and both were redesigned for 2020. The new Sentra cuts a sportier profile and lifts the compact above the budget buy compromise, while the new Corolla accomplishes the same objective by loading it with more standard features and safety equipment. 


 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,352
$21,389
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,310
$23,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$322 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Nissan Sentra is sportier and better equipped but is still a value. It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 53 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 52 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 88.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44 42
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 54
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.8 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 182.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 13.1
Brakes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 35.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3047 3050
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4400 105 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 6400 121 @ 5200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 53
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Toyota Corolla
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 3.4
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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