2020 Nissan Sentra vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla


  • Advanced handling and ride comfort features – Sentra offers several standard handling and ride comfort features that enhance steering, cornering feel, and ride quality that you won’t find on any Corolla.
    • Standard Intelligent Engine Brake (I-EB) (vs. not available)
    • Standard Intelligent Trace Control1 (I-TC) (vs. not available)
    • Standard Active Ride Control (ARC) (vs. not available)
  • Rear Door Alert2 – When activated, Rear Door Alert provides a message in the vehicle information display — and if necessary, an audible warning — to alert the driver to check whether an object may have been left in the rear seats when they arrive at their destination. Corolla does not offer this feature.
  • Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor3 (I-AVM) – The Intelligent Around View® Monitor provides multiple views around the vehicle, as well as a composite overhead view, and even provides audible warnings if a moving object is detected within the displayed monitor image. Corolla offers only a rear backup camera.
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert4 – With Easy-Fill Tire Alert, the hazard lights flash during tire inflation, and when the correct pressure is reached, the horn sounds. Corolla does not offer this feature.
  • Advanced safety technologies – Sentra offers a long list of standard advanced safety technologies that can warn drivers, and even intervene if necessary, to help prevent a collision or mitigate its effects. Corolla either does not offer or has less availability for some of these technologies. Sentra offers:
    • Standard Blind Spot Warning5 (BSW) (vs. available)
    • Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning6 (I-FCW) (vs. standard, but not intelligent)
    • Standard Rear Automatic Braking7 (RAB) (vs. not available)
    • Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert8 (RCTA) (vs. not available)

Additional Advantages

  • Dual-Pinion Electric Power Steering (vs. not dual pinion)
  • Larger standard wheels and tires
  • Available two-tone color combinations
  • Available LED fog lights
  • Zero Gravity front seats
  • D-shaped steering wheel
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (vs. single zone)
  • Available Type-A and Type-C USB connection ports9 (vs. Type-A only)
  • Standard Push Button Ignition (vs. available)
  • Google Assistant™ Voice Recognition10
  • Available Android Auto™10
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness11 (I-DA)
  • Rear Sonar System12
  • 10 air bags13 (vs. 8)
  • More front and rear shoulder room14
  • More front leg room14
  • More rear hip room14
  • Larger trunk capacity14
  • Greater interior passenger volume14


Corolla is available as a 4-door sedan positioned between the Yaris and Camry in the Toyota sedan lineup. Corolla is available in six gasoline trim levels: L, LE, SE CVT, SE 6MT, XLE, and XSE. Powertrain choices are:

  • 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cyl.
    • 139 horsepower
    • Front-wheel drive
    • CVT
  • 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cyl.
    • 169 horsepower
    • Front-wheel drive
    • CVT or 6-speed manual transmission

Corolla is also available in a hybrid and a hatchback model that do not compete directly with Sentra.

Corolla has a long history in the compact sedan market as a reliable, efficient, and economic choice for consumers. New styling and ride performance features and a standard suite of advanced safety features have upped Corolla’s game. Sentra offers efficient performance and a high-quality ride experience with its advanced suspension features. Available two-tone exterior colors and premium interior features enhance Sentra’s value, and a long list of standard advanced safety features plus 10 air bags make Sentra an attractive choice in the market.


Corolla is all-new for 2020 with a full redesign, an additional engine, and a new rear suspension, along with advanced comfort, convenience, and safety technologies. Highlights include:

  • Aggressive exterior and interior styling with higher quality materials
  • Lower, wider stance based on a slightly longer version of the hatchback platform
  • Addition of an available 169-hp 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine
  • New SE Nightshade Edition
  • Standard independent multi-link rear suspension
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0
  • Available 8-inch touch-screen display
  • Standard Apple CarPlay®


Sentra Corolla
SV with SV Premium Package SE CVT
SR with SR Premium Package XSE
Source: All vehicle information is based on respective manufacturers’ websites. Information accurate at time of publication.
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1 Intelligent Trace Control cannot prevent collisions or loss of control. Driver should remain in control of vehicle at all times. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
2 Does not detect people or cargo. Always check rear seat before exiting.
3 Intelligent Around View Monitor cannot eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
4 Vehicle must be on for the Easy-Fill Tire Alert to operate.
5 Blind Spot Warning cannot prevent collisions and may not detect every object or warn in all situations. Driver should always turn and look before changing lanes. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
6 Intelligent Forward Collision Warning cannot prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
7 Rear Automatic Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
8 Rear Cross Traffic Alert may not detect all vehicles. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
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11 Intelligent Driver Alertness cannot provide a warning in every situation. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
12 Sonar System may not detect every object. Driver should always check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
13 Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system. Always wear your seat belt. Rear-facing child restraints should not be placed in the front-passenger’s seat. All children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
14 Final specifications subject to change prior to start of sale.