The Toyota Corolla and the Nissan Sentra are both compact sedans that offer similar features. However, which car comes out on top when you put them against each other? Read on to find out.
Engine and performance
The 2021 Nissan Sentra only has a single-engine offering - a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine paired with a continuously variable transmission that delivers 149 HP. On the other hand, the 2021 Toyota Corolla offers three engine options. The standard engine on the 2021 Corolla is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission, which delivers 139 HP. However, Corolla buyers can choose a more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is one of the highlights of the SE and XSE trims. So, in terms of engine options on offer, the Corolla outdoes Sentra.
On the performance and fuel economy front, the 2021 Nissan Sentra delivers 28 MPG in the city, 37 MPG on the highway, and a combined 32 MPG. The 2021 Toyota Corolla delivers different fuel economy statistics that vary from trim to trim. If you're on the lookout for the most fuel-efficient 2021 Corolla trim, go for the Hybrid edition, which delivers 53 MPG in the city and 52 MPG on the highway.
Safety and tech
The Toyota Corolla boasts of the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 - a suite of safety features that includes lane-departure alert, pedestrian detection, pre-collision system, automatic high beams, and lane tracing assist. The 2021 Sentra has the Safety Shield 360 safety feature suite developed by Nissan, which includes lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking.
The base infotainment system on the Corolla has a 7" touchscreen with Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Buyers can opt for more advanced infotainment features on the higher trims. On the 2021 Sentra, the infotainment system consists of similar features.
So, all in all, the main difference between the two cars lies in their engine offerings. That's why the Corolla has the edge over the Sentra.
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