Vehicle Comparisons:
2018 Nissan Sentra vs Toyota Corolla

Looking for a new compact car to make your commute in the Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton areas? The 2018 Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla are probably both on your shortlist of cars to consider. Both are efficient rides that pack a lot of punch for their size. Still, which of the two fits your needs better?

Our team at Nissan 24 is here to help you figure that out. Our comparison of the Sentra and Corolla will cover all the important specs and features, so you can compare the qualities you care about and choose your next dream ride! If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, contact our team today.

Nissan Sentra vs Toyota Corolla: Interior Space

With a small car like the 2018 Sentra or Corolla, every inch of space counts. Both do exceptionally well in space for the driver and front passenger, with front headroom coming to 39.4 inches for the Sentra and 38.3 inches for the Corolla, and legroom hovering around 42 inches each. That’s plenty of room to stay limber during long rides.

As for storage space, both cars feature clever storage pockets and center console bins that make storing carry-on items easy, in places accessible from all cabin seats. However, for comfortably storing groceries, golf bags, luggage and more, the Sentra’s 15.1 cubic feet of cargo volume in the trunk can do more than the Corolla’s 13 cubic feet.

Performance Specs

Both the 2018 Nissan and Toyota models use 1.8L 4-cylinder engines to deliver horsepower and torque (lb-ft) numbers of about 130. However, the Sentra’s available 1.6L turbo engine offers up to 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, which is much higher than the Corolla’s most powerful trim and better for acceleration.

The two cars have EPA-estimated fuel economies of 27 city/35 highway mpg1 for efficient rides that will get you where you need to go with fewer stops at the pump. However, the base Nissan Sentra has an optional CVT transmission, which boosts its EPA estimate to 29 city/35 highway mpg2, while the Corolla’s same adds just a single point to highway mpg.

Interior Tech and Design

The 2018 Sentra and Corolla use their respective NissanConnect® and Entune™ systems to provide thrilling infotainment, with available functions to let you access your compatible smartphone apps, music library, and emergency communications.

Both infotainment systems are well-integrated into their dashboards for a sleek and modern look. Piano-black accents adorn the touchscreens and go well with the dark fabric-trimmed seating. The 2018 Sentra uses soft materials for soft-touched surfaces like elbow rests and the center console, but the Corolla uses abundant hard plastics for a feel that’s a bit less luxurious.

Which Will You Choose?

Has our comparison of the 2018 Sentra and 2018 Corolla helped you narrow your options for your next small car? These two vehicles are certainly efficient, spacious, high-tech rides. However, shoppers looking for more cargo volume, performance options, and interior flair may like what the 2018 Nissan Sentra has to offer.

If you live near Brockton, Randolph, or Stoughton, contact us at Nissan 24 to learn more about the Nissan Sentra—or schedule a test drive for some hands-on experience!


1 27 city MPG / 35 hwy MPG / 30 combined MPG for 2018 Sentra S equipped with Manual Transmission. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2 29 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG for 2018 Sentra S, S Midnight Style, SV, SR, SR Midnight Edition, SL equipped with CVT Transmission. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.


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