Compare 2021 Nissan Sentra vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Nissan Sentra
2021 Toyota Corolla
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,447 $19,410
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,665 $21,750
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,451 $20,470
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APEX SE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla APEX SE CVT 31 40 $23,306 $25,170
Corolla APEX SE Manual 29 36 $23,667 $25,560
Corolla APEX XSE CVT 31 38 $26,214 $28,310
Corolla Hybrid LE CVT 53 52 $21,851 $23,600
Corolla L CVT 30 38 $18,923 $20,025
Corolla LE CVT 30 38 $18,958 $20,475
Corolla Nightshade CVT 31 40 $21,459 $23,175
Corolla SE CVT 31 40 $20,810 $22,475
Corolla SE Manual 29 36 $21,459 $23,175
Corolla XLE CVT 29 37 $22,615 $24,425
Corolla XSE CVT 31 38 $24,005 $25,925
Corolla Hatchback Nightshade CVT N/A N/A $20,986 $22,665
Corolla Hatchback SE CVT N/A N/A $20,152 $21,765
Corolla Hatchback SE Manual N/A N/A $19,133 $20,665
Corolla Hatchback XSE CVT N/A N/A $22,884 $24,715
Corolla Hatchback XSE Manual 28 37 $21,864 $23,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,447
$23,306
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,410
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Nissan Sentra has a sleek shape and a more refined ride, which makes it a better value than in the past. With the 2021 Corolla, Toyota has almost excised all the bland from its diet.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 88.6
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44 42
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 61
Wheelbase (in)
106.8 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 13.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
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
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA AS
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P225/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA AS
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3036 3110
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 6400 169 @ 6600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4400 151 @ 4400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.10 3.94
Trans Type
1 10
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.80 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic/CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.24
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Sentra Toyota Corolla
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 4.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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