Not only is the Toyota Corolla one of the original members of the compact sedan class, but it is also one of the models that helped change the way people look at the class as a whole. While there are big things on the horizon for the next-generation Corolla debuting for 2020, the current model available at Colonial Toyota is still one of the class’ strongest performers. A comparison between the 2019 Toyota Corolla vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra puts that idea into sharp focus. The 2019 Toyota Corolla is able to compete with its Nissan Sentra rival in standard and available equipment and also jumps out to a noticeable advantage in performance and fuel economy. The 2019 Corolla is currently available at the Colonial Toyota showroom and customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 203-403-6890.
One of the best ways to see what a pair of opposing vehicles has to offer is to examine the entry-level trim grades. A cursory glance at the equipment sheet of the 2019 Toyota Corolla and 2019 Nissan Sentra reveals a lot of overlap like tilting and telescoping steering, adjustable driver’s seat and Bluetooth connectivity. However, the 2019 Toyota Corolla some with a more comprehensive set of active safety systems. The Toyota Safety Sense suite is available on all six trims of the 2019 Corolla and includes a rearview camera as well as forward collision warning, automatic braking with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning with steering assist. Entry-level models of the 2019 Sentra offer a fraction of those systems, stopping with automatic braking and a rearview camera. It’s not until higher versions of the Sentra that it matches the Corolla.
Both the 2019 Toyota Corolla and 2019 Nissan Sentra are powered by naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engines. The 2019 Corolla uses a continuously variable transmission, with an available optional manual, and the 2019 Sentra offers a manual transmission to start with an available CVT. Drivers of the 2019 Corolla can expect their vehicle to produce 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. Buyers choose the Sentra will have to make a larger financial commitment to get a vehicle with more power – that still doesn’t match the Corolla. Finally, the 2019 Corolla also records better Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy scores than the 2019 Nissan Sentra.