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2020 Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla: Head to Head Comparison

Are you in the market for a new sedan to add some spice to your daily drive? Two sedans that are bound to capture your attention are the 2020 Nissan Sentra and 2020 Toyota Corolla. Both boast modern styling, premium technology features, and a reliable drive, but which one will truly provide you with everything you’re looking for? To assist you in your research process, the team of product experts here at Southlake Nissan have crafted this 2020 Nissan Sentra versus 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan comparison guide. The 2020 Nissan Sentra starts at $19,310 MSRP, and the 2020 Toyota Corolla starts at $19,600 MSRP.

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2020 Nissan Sentra in orange

Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla
Performance & Handling

All trim levels of the 2020 Nissan Sentra are equipped with the same engine, while the 2020 Toyota Corolla has two available engine options. Both sedans offer a smooth ride and fantastic, nearly identical fuel efficiency ratings. View the table below to compare engine and performance specs of each sedan.


Engine and Performance Specs

2020 Nissan Sentra

  • 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
    • 149 HP
    • 146 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Up to 29 city/39 hwy MPG

2020 Toyota Corolla

  • 1.8L 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve
    • 139 HP
    • 126 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Up to 29 city/37 hwy MPG

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve
    • 169 HP
    • 151 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Up to 29 city/36 hwy MPG
2020 Nissan Sentra interior

Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla

Keep connected with Apple CarPlay®, Bluetooth®, and Siri® Eyes Free, which are all available on select trims of both the 2020 Nissan Sentra and 2020 Toyota Corolla. The Nissan Sentra goes above and beyond with the following features:

  • NissanConnect® 8-in. touchscreen display
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with push button ignition
  • Nissan Voice Recognition
  • Android Auto™
2020 Nissan Sentra interior

Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla
Interior Design

Both the 2020 Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla can comfortably accommodate up to five passengers. The Nissan Sentra has a cargo volume of 14.3 cubic-feet, while the Toyota Corolla has a cargo volume of 13.1 cubic-feet. Our experts prefer the lush interior amenities of the Nissan Sentra, including:

  • Sport cloth seat trim with contrast orange stitching
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatbacks
  • Six-way adjustable driver's seat
  • Four-way adjustable front-passenger's seat
2020 Nissan Sentra parked on a street

Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla

Only with the 2020 Nissan Sentra will you receive the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite of advanced safety technologies. Features include:

  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • High beam assist
2020 Nissan Sentra SV in fresh powder

Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla
Exterior Design

While you’re sure to turn heads in both sedans, you will truly stand out from the crowd behind the wheel of the 2020 Nissan Sentra with the following exterior features and design elements:

  • Active grille shutters
  • Intelligent, halogen auto headlights
  • Chrome V-Motion grille
  • LED signature daytime running lights
  • Heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators
  • 18-in. aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler
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