Nissan Sentra vs Toyota Corolla

2024 Nissan Sentra
2024 Nissan Sentra
$21,180MSRP
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2022 Toyota Corolla
2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
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2024 Nissan Sentra
$21,180MSRP
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2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$21,180

MSRP

$20,425

Average price

$15,272

Average price

$16,748

Listings

9448

Listings

9636
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Cramped back seat
  • Outdated technology
  • Mixed safety ratings
Pros
  • Multiple body styles
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Outdated technology
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Sluggish performance

Reviews Summary

Verdict: The Sentra sits between the Versa and Altima in Nissan’s sedan lineup, making it the automaker’s entry into a diminished but still competitive compact-sedan segment that includes the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta. For 2024, the Sentra gets refreshed styling and some mechanical changes for improved fuel economy. The Sentra is an honest compact sedan that falls short in some areas, but excels in value.

Reviews Summary

The Toyota Corolla needs no introduction. With 12 generations spanning over five decades of production, the Corolla is the bestselling nameplate in automotive history. And it continues to be a popular choice for new car buyers looking for a reliable and sensible compact car, competing against other established names like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen Jetta for sales.

The only significant change for 2022 is the addition of two new colors: Ruby Flare and Windchill Pearl. What hasn’t changed are the number of other choices buyers get. Toyota offers sedan and hatchback body styles, manual and automatic transmissions, and multiple powertrain options—including a hybrid. The Corolla Cross SUV also launched for 2022 but, while it shares a basic platform with the Corolla sedan and hatch, it’s effectively a different vehicle.

Finally, you get the expected array of trim levels. The Corolla sedan is available in L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE grades, plus Apex Edition and Nightshade Edition versions of SE and XSE, with more limited options for the Corolla hatchback and hybrid (both of which will be covered separately). For this review, we tested the Apex Edition sedan in its lower SE grade. The Apex is the sportiest Corolla variant, at least until the GR Corolla hot hatchback arrives for the 2023 model year.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 149 hp I4

Engine

1.8L 139 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

149 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

MPG City

30

MPG City

30

MPG Highway

40

MPG Highway

38
2024 Nissan Sentra
2024 Nissan Sentra
$21,180MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2022 Toyota Corolla
2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Nissan Sentra
$21,180MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$21,180
$20,425
Average price
$15,272
$16,748
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.2
4.2
Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10

Read full review

7.2 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Cramped back seat
  • Outdated technology
  • Mixed safety ratings
Pros
  • Multiple body styles
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Outdated technology
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Sluggish performance
Summary
Verdict: The Sentra sits between the Versa and Altima in Nissan’s sedan lineup, making it the automaker’s entry into a diminished but still competitive compact-sedan segment that includes the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta. For 2024, the Sentra gets refreshed styling and some mechanical changes for improved fuel economy. The Sentra is an honest compact sedan that falls short in some areas, but excels in value.

The Toyota Corolla needs no introduction. With 12 generations spanning over five decades of production, the Corolla is the bestselling nameplate in automotive history. And it continues to be a popular choice for new car buyers looking for a reliable and sensible compact car, competing against other established names like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen Jetta for sales.

The only significant change for 2022 is the addition of two new colors: Ruby Flare and Windchill Pearl. What hasn’t changed are the number of other choices buyers get. Toyota offers sedan and hatchback body styles, manual and automatic transmissions, and multiple powertrain options—including a hybrid. The Corolla Cross SUV also launched for 2022 but, while it shares a basic platform with the Corolla sedan and hatch, it’s effectively a different vehicle.

Finally, you get the expected array of trim levels. The Corolla sedan is available in L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE grades, plus Apex Edition and Nightshade Edition versions of SE and XSE, with more limited options for the Corolla hatchback and hybrid (both of which will be covered separately). For this review, we tested the Apex Edition sedan in its lower SE grade. The Apex is the sportiest Corolla variant, at least until the GR Corolla hot hatchback arrives for the 2023 model year.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 149 hp I4
1.8L 139 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
149 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG City
30
30
MPG Highway
40
38
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