The 2017 Toyota Corolla vs. The 2017 Nissan Sentra

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Nissan Sentra

2017 Nissan Sentra

If you’re in the market for a compact sedan that’s affordably priced while still being well-rounded, you may have your eyes on the 2017 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Nissan Sentra. Both of these vehicles feature 1.8L four-cylinder engines with strong fuel economy, as well as a variety of available safety features. In both of these areas and more, though, the 2017 Corolla easily beats the 2017 Sentra. Get more details with the help of this comparison, and then take the drive from nearby Shelby to Toyota of Gastonia to test drive the new Corolla today.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Whether you choose the 2017 Toyota Corolla or the 2017 Nissan Sentra, you’ll get a 1.8L four-cylinder engine standard. On top of that, the engines on both of these models are capable of achieving up to an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 30 mpg city. When it comes to output, though, the Toyota Corolla wins out:

  • Toyota Corolla – The Corolla’s standard engine puts out 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque, and if you go with the LE Eco trim then you’ll get a total output of 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque.
  • Nissan Sentra – The Sentra’s standard engine is only good for a total output of 130 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque, and there’s no upgraded version of this engine available.

Standard Features

The Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra both come with standard features like Bluetooth® phone connectivity, cruise control, power windows and door locks, and air conditioning. However, the Corolla blows the Sentra out of the water with standard features like a rearview camera, a 6.1-inch Entune™ touchscreen interface, and Siri® Eyes Free voice-activated controls. On top of that, the Corolla gets a standard six-speaker sound system, providing a superior listening to experience to the Sentra's standard four-speaker system.

Advanced Safety

It's true that the 2017 Nissan Sentra offers a variety of available advanced safety features, including blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alerts, forward collision warning, and forward collision mitigation. Unlike the Sentra, though, the Corolla gets all of these features standard, in addition to pedestrian detection, steering assist, and automatic high beams, as part of the Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) package.

Find Out if the 2017 Toyota Corolla is the Right Fit for You

The Toyota Corolla is quite literally the best-selling vehicle in the world, and the 2017 Toyota Corolla proudly carries on this tradition with a variety of exciting upgrades. Remember, too, that here at Toyota of Gastonia, “The Gastonia Promise” gets you upfront pricing so you never have to worry about haggling, a lifetime powertrain warranty, a 3-day/300-mile exchange program, and the honoring of all dealer advertisements. What this means is that there's never been a more stress-free way to check out the new Corolla! Stop in and see us today at 4821 Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia, NC, or contact us for more details.

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