Toyota Corolla vs Nissan Sentra

2018 Toyota Corolla2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 Toyota Corolla (left) and 2018 Nissan Sentra (right)

In the compact car market, there are several viable choices for your next vehicle, but two of the best sellers are the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2018 Nissan Sentra.  With excellent fuel efficiency, great passenger volume, and some special features, both cars can make the perfect addition to the family garage in Indianapolis, Plainfield, or Bloomington.

In order for our customers to make an informed decision about the vehicle they want, first they have to be informed.  With this in mind, we’ve created a detailed outline of each vehicle’s key attributes in order to help our customers decide which one works best for them.  At Andy Mohr Automotive, we want to offer as much information as we can to assist in your decision. Keep reading to see the differences between the Sentra and Corolla.

Corolla vs Sentra: Engine Capabilities and Fuel Efficiency

The allure of a compact is the idea that you’ll be behind the wheel of something speedy and stylish, while still saving money on gas, and these two vehicles don’t disappoint.  The Corolla comes standard with a 1.8L I-4 Engine that puts out 132 hp, while the Nissan is equipped with a 1.8L DOHC 4-cylinder that offers 130 hp.  With either choice, you’re in for a zesty little drive through the countryside.

In addition to the performance aspect of both the Corolla and the Sentra, you can rely on fuel efficiency as a major attribute.  The Corolla gets an EPA-estimated* 28 MPG while cruising the city streets and 36 MPG on the open road.  The Sentra averages an EPA-estimated** 27 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highways, so you’ll be able to drive right past that gas station without looking back.

2018 Nissan Sentra Interior

2018 Nissan Sentra Interior

Passenger Capacity and Volume 

What is the fun in life if we’re not sharing it with friends?  From a girls’ day out on the town to a boys’ night at the local sports venue, your vehicle becomes part of your crew.  With a passenger capacity of up to five people, both cars will work with you to create the memories that will last a lifetime among you and your friends.

Your friends will love you for giving them the room to ride around in comfort, as both cars offer ample room for fun.  The Corolla offers 38.3 inches of headroom in the front seat and 37.1 inches in the rear, while the Sentra has 39.4 inches of headroom in the front and 36.7 inches in the back.  Additionally, the Corolla has 42.3 inches of legroom for the driver and 41.4 inches for your backseat passengers, while the Sentra gives the front seat riders 42.5 inches of legroom and the backseat riders 37.4 inches.

2018 Toyota Corolla Interior

2018 Toyota Corolla Interior

Convenience Features

Anything these days that makes our lives more convenient is readily welcomed, even in our cars.  The 2018 Corolla and the 2018 Sentra come standard with a backup camera.  This added convenience feature allows you to have the eyes in the back of your head that you’ve always needed.  See that stray toy in the driveway or the runaway shopping cart in the parking lot, long before it has the potential to damage anything.

Each vehicle also offers steering wheel mounted controls for your stereo.  This means never having to remove your hands from the wheel to crank out your ideal tunes.  You’re easily able to be less distracted by your music and you can drive more safely with your eyes on the road.

Corolla vs Sentra: Take Your Pick

With ample space for your friends, distraction free driving, and less time spent at the gas pumps, either vehicle, the 2018 Toyota Corolla or the 2018 Nissan Sentra, provides an excellent driving experience.  Whether you’re setting out on the open road in Plainfield, Bloomington, or Indianapolis to clear your head or if you’re on a mission to find the hot new shoes for your teenager, you’ll find either car will work.  At Andy Mohr Automotive, we’re here to help in any way, so come see us soon.

*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage may vary.

**Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.