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2020 Nissan Sentra vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Review

New 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan
Sentra

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota
Corolla

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MSRP*
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$19,310 to $21,650
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$19,925 to $28,210
Invoice* $18,352 to $20,571 $18,830 to $26,119
MPG - City 28 - 29 29 - 31
MPG - Hwy 37 - 39 36 - 40
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Nissan Sentra offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Corolla with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan Sentra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Sentra as you will with the Toyota Corolla, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Sentra will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Corolla. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Nissan Sentra will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Corolla.

Dimensions
The Nissan Sentra is a little wider than the Toyota Corolla, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Sentra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Corolla.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Sentra transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla.

Handling
The Nissan Sentra has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Corolla, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Sentra is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Corolla.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Sentra and the Toyota Corolla. The Nissan Sentra has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla.

Warranty
The Nissan Sentra comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Corolla.