Nissan Sentra vs Toyota Corolla Comparison

nissan sentra vs toyota corolla comparison

Nissan is one of the well-known and biggest vehicle manufacturers around the globe. The superbly made Nissan Patrol, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Skyline, and now the Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla are one of the cars manufactured by Toyota which has a long history since its production began. Corolla is the best-selling car of its kind in the different markets. These are also the best fuel-efficient cars in the sedan group. The Corolla series brand took the market by storm but the Nissan Sentra did not at all. Both the vehicles have astonishing and advanced features. Be it the performance, power, handling, comfort, or appearance. And one cannot simply ignore the safety features, interior, and exterior look when comparing the Toyota Corolla model vs Nissan Sentra. This review is based on the latest generation of each brand.

N.B: Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricing as of April 2022.

 Nissan SentraToyota Corolla (E210)
Capacity/Doors5 doors/5 seater5 doors/5 seater
Torque127 Nm - 237 Nm142 Nm - 190 Nm
Top Speed193kph180kph - 200kph

0-100 km/h

7.0 sec – 17.4 sec7.3 sec - 10.9 sec
Max Power98 hp - 175 hp98 hp – 179 hp
Engine1.2L – 2.5L1.2L – 2.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity50L

43L

Key Features

Dual-zone automatic climate

control, adjustable driver's

seat, heated front seats, an

electrochromic rear view mirror,

remote engine start, adaptive

cruise control, and blind-spot

monitor.
8-inch audio touchscreen,

Android Auto, Apple CarPlay,

Toyota app Remote Connect,

automatic climate control.
Fuel Consumption12.63 Km/L – 13.51 Km/L13.7 Km/L – 23.8 Km/L
Length x Width x Height4.56×1.79×1.51 m4.63×1.78×1.44 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 8,480 – USD 12,450USD 2,690 – USD 33,060

Exterior & Interior Comparison

Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra is a series of vehicles manufactured by the Nissan Japanese automaker since 1982. Formerly subcompact in classification, for the model year 2000 it was reclassified as a compact car. Sentra was a rebadged export version of the Japanese Nissan Sunny until 2006, but Sentra is a rebadged export version of the Sylphy since the 2013 model year. In Japan, the Sentra nameplate is not used. In South America, the Sunny is sold as the Sentra in their versions. The first 3 generations of the Sentra were known as the Nissan Tsuru in Mexico, and until 2017 the B13 model was sold under that name, alongside the upgraded models badged as Sentra.

(a) Cabin Storage

The latest model Nissan Sentra is a roomy car that can carry 5 adults, the back seats are somehow roomy as the front, but tall passengers can’t seat well enough due to the transmission tunnel at the center. The seats at the front offer enough comfort and support.

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In the driver and passenger cabin, you will get numerous storage panels that are useful for keeping items such as goggles, handbags, smartphones, beverages, etc. In the driver row, you will have access to a glovebox, 2 cup-holders, door pockets, and a center box. In the passenger row, you will have access only to the door pockets.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Nissan Sentra has medium cargo space at the back that can carry much luggage for a family of more than 5. There isn’t room to add a space when extra space is needed.

Exterior

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The latest generation Nissan Sentra exterior has an eye-catching design that appeals to a feminine clientele.

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is a series of compact cars formerly subcompact manufactured, marketed, and sold globally by Toyota. Corolla was introduced in 1966, by 1974 the Toyota Corolla was the best-selling car worldwide and has been one of the best-selling cars in the world since then. In 1997, the Corolla became the best-selling nameplate in the world. Toyota reached the milestone of 50 million Corollas sold over 12 generations in 2021. The Corolla series has experienced several major redesigns.

In early March 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show, the 12th generation Corolla Hatchback was unveiled as a pre-production model and as a production model in late March 2018 at the New York International Auto Show in hatchback body style.

(a) Cabin Storage

The 12th generation Corolla E210 comes with a modern interior with a modern appearance and a well-arranged dashboard. The buttons on the wheel steering are well-positioned and offer accessibility to the driver.

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The front seats are well positioned and offer ample space while the rear seats are somehow limited. You will find enough space for both passenger and driver to rest in the front row. Inside, you will have access to storage booths that are for storing items such as handbags, goggles, smartphones, and beverages. In the front row, you will find door panel storage, a glovebox, a center box, and a 2 cup holder. In the passenger row, you will find storage on the door storage panel only.

(b) Cargo Space

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Corolla E210 has a medium cargo space that can carry luggage for at least a family of 5 or less. When more space is required you can’t add space due to its body style.

Exterior

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The latest Corolla E210 has a modern and sporty appearance with well-positioned headlights attached well to the front bumper and bonnet.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Nissan Sentra

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(a) Engine & Performance

The 8th generation (B18) Nissan Sentra comes fitted with 1.6L HR16DE I4, 2.0L MR20DE I4 gasoline engines, and 1.2L HR12DE e-Power I3 gasoline hybrid (China). The engines are supported by a 6-speed manual CVT Single-speed constant ratio (e-Power) while a gasoline hybrid engine combined with an electric motor AC3 synchronous (e-Power).

Nissan Sentra is powered by a naturally aspirated, 2.0L MR20DE I4-cylinder gasoline engine, producing 149 hp and 198 Nm of torque, along with a standard Nissan X-Tronic CVT 8 (Continuously Variable Transmission). In the United States, no manual transmission option is offered however it is offered in Canada.

Three trim levels are available in the Nissan Sentra: S, SV, and SR. All versions are fitted by a naturally-aspirated Nissan MR 2.0L 4-cylinder gasoline engine linked to the X-Tronic CVT.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The latest Sentra has a fuel economy of around 12.63 Km/L to 13.51 Km/L.

Toyota Corolla

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(a) Engine & Performance

The Toyota Corolla comes in different body styles like Sedan, a Station wagon, and Hatchback. Depending on the country, the new Corolla E210 is powered by 1.2L 8NR-FTS turbo I4, 1.2L 9NR-FTS turbo I4 (China), 1.5L M15A-FKS I3, 1.6L 1ZR-FE/1ZR-FAE I4, 1.8L 2ZR-FE/2ZR-FAE I4, 2.0L M20A-FKS I4 petrol engine, 1.6L 1ZR-FBE I4, 1.8L 2ZR-FBE I4, 2.0 L M20A-FKB I4 petrol flex-fuel, 1.8L 2ZR-FXE I4, and 2.0L M20A-FXS I4 petrol hybrid. All engines mentioned above are linked to a 6-speed EG60 manual, 6-speed EC65 manual, K120 CVT with physical first gear, K313 CVT, or Hybrid Synergy Drive (CVT).

The hybrid drivetrain is a power-split (hybrid) that is attached to a battery of 1.3 kWh.

(b) Fuel Consumption

Depending on the year of manufacture, engine type, and trims, the Corolla E210’s fuel consumption is around 13.7 Km/L to 15.38 Km/L for petrol engine and the hybrid engine consumes 23.8 Km/L.

Final Verdict

Nissan and Toyota have good sedan cars with power and comfort but Toyota has popular sedans such as Toyota Corolla, while Nissan has Nissan Sentra.

The Nissan Sentra and the Toyota Corolla are some of those sedan cars models that are limitless in almost every aspect of car details, but some of us choose the engine size, and disregard space and sometimes safety features. Both vehicles seem to have similar fuel consumption but Nissan Sentra has a big fuel tank capacity which offers long-distance without refill.

After passing through this review, now we hope you have a choice of which brand to buy regarding these 2 Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla. For people who look for the exterior appearance and a sport-looking Toyota, Corolla E210 is all you need. The Toyota Corolla‘s status speaks for itself, while the Nissan Sentra looks like a gentle car. You can buy one on BE FORWARD.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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