In the market for a capable commuter? Two great options you have available to you are the Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla. By getting behind the wheel of either of these sedans, you'll find an efficient drive with plenty of modern amenities, allocations, and appointments.

So, which one of these compact sedans is better for Quincy, Brockton, Boston, and Norwood, MA, drivers? Our team here at 24 Auto Group has set out to answer that question with this Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla comparison.

Performance Specs: Sentra vs Corolla

One of the most important areas to evaluate when comparing these two sedans is the performance offered. So, that's where we'll start.

Under the hood of the Corolla, you will find a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that can pump out 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the Sentra comes configured with a 2.0L 4-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG) engine that delivers 149 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque.

While the Sentra is the more powerful option, it is also the sedan that provides the more efficient ride. The Sentra earns an EPA-estimated 29 city and 39 highway MPG.1 The Corolla comes close, earning an EPA-estimated 30 city and 38 highway MPG, but it will not prove quite as efficient on the highway.

Interior Space in the Sentra vs Corolla

The space you find within the cabins of the Sentra and Corolla will also play an important role in your comfort during the daily commute.

In this area, it is also the Sentra that prevails. While both sedans come ready to seat five passengers, it is the Sentra that is equipped to do so more comfortably. Further, the Sentra comes with 96 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Corolla only comes with 88.6 cubic feet.

Traveling for work? You'll need room to store your luggage. Fortunately, both sedans come with adequate cargo space. The Sentra features 14.3 cubic feet of cargo volume, while the Corolla comes with 13.1 cubic feet of cargo volume. So, you may be able to fit an extra item or two in the Nissan.

Making Your Commute Easier: Driver-Assistive Technologies in the Sentra and Corolla

The Sentra and Corolla are both configured with quite a few driver-assistive technologies. These will work to make your drive easier and safer, providing you with a co-pilot of sorts on the roadways. Some of the features you'll find in both include:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • High Beam Assist

You will find that the Nissan comes with a couple of added features, though. For example, the Sentra features standard Intelligent Driver Alertness. This system monitors your patterns behind the wheel and can detect if you become distracted or drowsy. It will then prompt you that it may be time for a break from the roads. You won't find this feature in the Corolla.

Is the Nissan Sentra or Toyota Corolla Better for Local Drivers?

After completing this Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla comparison, our team at 24 Auto Group believes both vehicles are great options for local drivers. However, the Sentra does offer a more premium ride.

Want to experience it for yourself? Set up a test drive, and we'll get you out on the Quincy, Brockton, Boston, and Norwood, Massachusetts, roadways in little time!


1 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 29 City MPG / 39 Highway MPG / 33 Combined MPG for Sentra® S, SV; 28 City MPG / 37 Highway MPG / 32 Combined MPG for Sentra SR. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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