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2018 Nissan Sentra vs Toyota Corolla | Hoover, AL

2018 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

Serving Hoover, AL, Birmingham, and Vestavia Hills

The Nissan Sentra and the Toyota Corolla are very reliable and quite similar options if you are looking for a versatile mid-size sedan. Both the Toyota Corolla and the Nissan Sentra have received re-design projects and admirable upgrades ever since these two Japanese sedans showed up on the market. There are quite a few drivers that simply prefer driving a Nissan Sentra, and yet there are some that would rather drive the Toyota Corolla. After fully reviewing core characteristics and performance levels of both vehicles, we can affirm that the advantages that the Nissan Sentra stand out as the best sedan between these two cars. Let’s find out why this is true!

Price and Specs Comparison


2018 Nissan Sentra S

2018 Toyota Corolla LE

Starting MSRP*



Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

29 / 37 mpg

28 / 36 mpg

Standard Engine




130 horsepower

132 horsepower


128 lb-ft

128 lb-ft

Fuel Economy and Driving Range

Although the Toyota Corolla and the Nissan Sentra feature the same size 1.8L 4-cylinder motors, they do not have the same fuel economy. The Nissan Sentra features superior fuel economy of 29 miles per gallon city and 37 miles per gallon highway beats out the Toyota Corolla at only 28 miles per gallon city and 36 miles per gallon highway. In addition to having superior fuel economy, the Nissan Sentra has the same size tank which equals out to a higher driving range. While driving in the city the Nissan Sentra is able to reach up to 383 miles. The Toyota Corolla’s 370-mile city driving range falls short. On the highway Sentra reaches up to 488 miles, exceeding the Toyota Corolla’s 462-mile driving range there as well.


Another important consideration to take into account when purchasing any vehicle is its size. When considering how tall drivers or passengers might be, it is important to take note that the Nissan Sentra features 1.4 inches more front headroom than the Toyota Corolla, which can ultimately offer more comfort to the driver. Keep in mind that the difference in the height category of these two sedans could very well make the driving experience much better for taller drivers and passengers who are driving a Nissan Sentra. Additionally, the Nissan Sentra is 1 inch shorter in length than the Toyota Corolla, which can make the Nissan Sentra a little easier to part and fit into smaller parking spaces.

2018 Nissan Sentra Interior

Cargo Space

If a car has good fuel economy and a good driving range, you are going want to take it on road trips. Trips always mean taking things with you, so the bigger trunk, the better. The Nissan Sentra features a trunk with 15.1 cubic feet, which exceeds the Toyota Corolla’s cargo space with an extra 2.1 cubic feet. This extra cargo space is very useful when trying to fit another backpack in the sedan’s trunk or possibly an extra travel bag while on that special vacation or road trip.

Test Drive Today!

Be sure to pay us a visit at our Nissan Dealership and take the Nissan Sentra for a test drive and get to know its full array of features. If you might be considering buying your very own Nissan Sentra, our Nissan Dealership is the right place!

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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