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2020 Nissan Sentra vs. 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan Review

New 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan
Sentra

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New 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan

2020 Toyota
Yaris Sedan

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MSRP*
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$19,310 to $21,650
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$15,650 to $18,750
Invoice* $18,352 to $20,571 $15,025 to $18,001
MPG - City 28 - 29 30 - 32
MPG - Hwy 37 - 39 39 - 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** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Yaris Sedan 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 Yaris Sedan.

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 Yaris Sedan, 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). The Nissan Sentra is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Yaris Sedan. 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 Yaris Sedan.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Sentra is much wider than the Toyota Yaris Sedan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Sentra, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota Yaris Sedan.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Sentra does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Yaris Sedan.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Sentra has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Yaris Sedan. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher 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 Yaris Sedan. The Nissan Sentra has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Yaris Sedan.

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