The world of compact sedans may not draw as much attention as other automotive segments, but competition, especially between brands like Toyota and Nissan, is just as fierce. Take a look at our 2021 Toyota Corolla vs 2021 Nissan Sentra comparison to see what we mean. These two compact sedans have a lot in common. They are both about the same size and offer many of the same features at a similar price, but there are several reasons why the Corolla comes out on top. Keep reading to learn why or click the link below to check out our new Corolla inventory in Vacaville, CA at Toyota Vacaville.
2021 Toyota Corolla
2021 Nissan Sentra
|Adaptive Cruise Control
|31-City / 40-Highway
|Max Efficiency (MPG)
|29-City / 39-Highway
Adaptive cruise control is one of the biggest new features to hit the automotive world. It’s a small but important first step in cars being able to drive themselves and seeing it in action will feel like magic. It can lower your speed to match the car in front of you, and then resume your old speed setting once that car is no longer impeding you.
Being able to see what’s in front of you is important in any car, and LED headlights are the future in that regard. Not only will they likely outlast the lifespan of your vehicle and likely never need a replacement unless they get damaged, but they also provide the clearest and crispest view of the road while using the least amount of energy. The 2021 Corolla provides them standard along with daytime running lights. You have to go up to the highest trim of the 2021 Sentra to get either of those features.
Just because you are getting a compact, doesn’t mean having a little extra power is out of the question. The Sentra only offers one engine option with 149 horsepower, but the Corolla offers two APEX trim levels and an XSE trim level that all provide a 169 horsepower engine that can also deliver 151 pound-feet of torque. Who says a compact sedan can’t be fun? Do you know what else is fun? Saving money, and the most efficient Corolla model beats out the best that the Sentra has to offer in terms of efficiency too!