2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

Are you shopping for a compact sedan? Agile, athletic, efficient and affordable, compact sedans are perfect for budget-conscious car shoppers or first-time car buyers. With so many high-quality options available, it can be difficult for car shoppers to find the right fit. The Continental Motors Group in Illinois is here to help. Take a look at two top-rated compact sedans in this 2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Toyota Corolla comparison that highlights price, performance, fuel economy and comfort.

With an extensive inventory of new vehicles that stretches across countless brands, Continental Motors is a go-to destination for car shoppers in the Naperville, Countryside and Hinsdale, IL areas. The 2017 Nissan Sentra is a flagship model in the Nissan model lineup that is available in six trim levels that include an all-new 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo that shells out thrilling levels of power and provides frugal fuel-economy numbers. With a striking new design, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is an attractive global best seller and provides drivers with seven trim levels to choose from that possess incredible value.

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2017 Nissan Sentra VS 2017 Toyota Corolla
$16,990 Base MSRP $18,500
1.8-Liter Four-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.8-Liter Four-Cylinder
29 MPG City/37 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 28 MPG City/36 MPG Hwy
37.4 Inches Rear Legroom 41.4 Inches

Differences Between the 2017 Nissan Sentra and 2017 Toyota Corolla

When it comes to the compact sedan class, the Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla are at the top of the class and affordability is no small reason why. Car shoppers interested in the Nissan Sentra can get behind of the wheel of a stock Sentra S for just $16,990 with top-of-the-line Sentra SR Turbo models starting at $21,990. On the other side of this 2017 Nissan Sentra vs 2017 Toyota Corolla comparison you will find similar prices. Base Toyota Corolla L trim levels start at $18,500 and range up to $22,680 for the elite Corolla XSE.

Similar price points are just the tip of the iceberg in this compact sedan debate. Under the hood, the Nissan Sentra employs a 130-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. With an upgrade to the Xtronic CVT® transmission, power dips to 124 horsepower and fuel-economy ratings elevate to 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Drivers who want more power can opt for the new Sentra SR Turbo, which features a 188-horsepower 1.6-liter direct-injection and turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Toyota Corolla editions feature a stock 132-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder power platform that is married to a standard continuously variable transmission and provides nearly identical fuel-economy numbers. Drivers who require a more efficient drive can opt for the Toyota Corolla LE Eco trim level, which employs Valvematic technology, lightweight components and improved aerodynamics to manufacture 140 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway. The Toyota Corolla model lineup adds a Corolla iM hatchback edition for the 2017 model year as well.

To this point in the comparison, the Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla are nearly identical. When you get inside the respective compact sedans, you will find significant differences in standard equipment and interior design. Toyota Corolla models boast a best-in-class 41.4 inches of rear legroom and feature a standard Toyota Entune multimedia interface with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity and an integrated backup camera - features that make the Corolla well worth the price. Bluetooth, cruise control, power windows and Smart Auto Headlights come standard in the budget-friendly Nissan Sentra.

Red 2017 Nissan Sentra Exterior
2017 Nissan Sentra Front Seat Interior
Black Cherry Pearl 2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition Front Exterior
2017 Toyota Corolla Dashboard and Toyota Entune

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