Nissan Sentra vs Toyota Corolla Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
MSRP
$19,090
Invoice
$18,144
Average Price Paid
$18,278
4,411 listings nationwide

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2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
MSRP
$19,925
Invoice
$18,830
Average Price Paid
$17,942
701 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
Fair Price
$18,891
Good Price
$17,452
Great Price
$16,630
2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
Fair Price
$18,798
Good Price
$16,991
Great Price
$15,958

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,821
61 listings nationwide

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2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,429
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

For 38 years, Nissan has peddled the Sentra as its definitive starter car. It’s a household name like Civic, Corolla, and Jetta—all of which are brand-new or have been refreshed in the...

2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
No Expert Reviews
No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
40
GuruKTKX7 writes:
Good by looks but not as powerful
Power Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD better.
"Horse power"
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD worse.
"Ok ok"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD worse.
"Ok"
Family Car Ranked 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL Sedan FWD worse.
"Spacious"
2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
39 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.4 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
149 hp @ 6,400 RPM
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Torque
146 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
10.7:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.55 in
3.17 in x 3.48 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 3 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 44 in 42 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 34.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft 13.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 910 lbs 825 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.7 in 182.3 in
Width 71.5 in 70.1 in
Height 56.9 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 106.8 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2020 Nissan Sentra
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Fresh Powder
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black

Option Packages

  • [N92] Lighting Package
2021 Toyota Corolla
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Celestite
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)

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