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2019 Nissan Sentra vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Review

New 2019 Nissan Sentra

2019 Nissan
Sentra

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New 2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota
Corolla

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MSRP*
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$17,890 to $25,940
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$19,600 to $25,550
Invoice* $17,437 to $24,637 $18,522 to $23,657
MPG - City 25 - 29 29 - 31
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Sentra than the Toyota Corolla. 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. The Nissan Sentra and the Toyota Corolla have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan Sentra is a little narrower than the Toyota Corolla, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 its lower torque, the Nissan Sentra doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Corolla.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Sentra is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Corolla. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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.