Toyota Corolla vs Nissan Sentra

Toyota Corolla vs Nissan Sentra

It’s time to choose your next sedan. Will you get behind the wheel of the 2021 Toyota Corolla or the Nissan Sentra?

If you’re unsure of the answer, don’t worry. The team at Harr Toyota put these two compact cars to the test to see which one has the efficiency and amenities your Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, MA, drives call for.

Let’s see which model comes out on top!

Corolla vs Sentra: Quick Facts

Toyota Corolla vs Nissan Sentra

Toyota Corolla

Nissan Sentra

Engine Options

1.8-liter 4-cylinder

2.0-liter 4-cylinder

1.8-liter 4-cylinder hybrid

2.0-liter 4-cylinder

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

30 city/38 highway MPG*

31 city/40 highway MPG*

53 city/52 highway MPG*

29 city/39 highway MPG

Available Driver’s Seat

Heated with 8-way adjustment

Heated with 6-way adjustment

Road Sign Assist


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Roam the Road Longer

When you’re looking for a new commuter car, you want to know your selected model has the efficiency needed to keep you on the road longer. You’re sure to cruise right past the gas station with any of the three motor options in the 2021 Toyota Corolla:

  • 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine: EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway MPG*
  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine: EPA-estimated 31 city/40 highway MPG*
  • 1.8-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine: EPA-estimated 53 city/52 highway MPG*

The Nissan Sentra only has one powertrain, but it’s very efficient as well with an EPA-estimated 29 city/39 highway MPG. However, if you’re interested in making the most of your fuel tank with a hybrid motor, the Sentra doesn’t have an option for you.

Cozy Drives

Toyota Corolla vs Nissan Sentra InteriorWith such great MPG keeping you on the road and away from the pump longer, it’s important for your vehicle to have a refined and cozy cabin. Winter rides will be much more enjoyable in these sedans—even when the snow comes down hard—thanks to available heated front seats.

When it comes to year-round comfort, though, you may prefer the 2021 Toyota Corolla. It’s available with an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support to provide an array of seating positions, allowing you to find the best one to stay comfortable throughout your daily treks.

Finding the most supportive position may be a bit harder in the Nissan Sentra since only a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat is available.

Protected Commutes

Ensure every mile of your commute is safe and secure with the following standard safety systems in the 2021 Toyota Corolla and the Nissan Sentra:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beams

One feature that’s unique to the Corolla is Road Sign Assist. This feature intelligently reads the road to alert you to detected Do Not Enter, stop, speed limit, and yield signs. Without this system in the Sentra, you may miss out on a key piece of driving information.

Toyota Corolla vs Nissan Sentra: Which Sedan Is Right for You?

It’s been a tight competition, but the 2021 Toyota Corolla pulls ahead of the Nissan Sentra in terms of efficiency, safety, and comfort.

To come see the winning sedan for yourself, stop on by Harr Toyota. We’re excited to show our Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, neighbors the Corolla in action!


* 2021 EPA-estimated mileage. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive.



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