Auto lovers now bestow a lot of affection to compact car brands, their fair cost, and the fact they are still very effective. The bully-full sized sedans, gulping down so much fuel has become a choice sedan of the past. The new era of sedans offers much better; coming handy with the best features to guarantee drivers’ and passengers’ comfort and emitting less gas to the atmosphere.
The 2019 Toyota Corolla and 2019 Nissan Sentra, both from Japanese auto giants with long span existence in the auto world, commanding lots of respect, are favorite picks among drivers shopping for a compact and cost-effective sedan. The Corolla and Sentra, since their release, have provided compelling arguments for why their cars should have the honor of parking in your driveway, creating with less effort, conflicting thoughts in the mind of most auto shoppers.
However, the comparison of both seemingly points out the Corolla has more standard features, power, and warranty protection from the Toyota. The Sentra, on the other hand, offers wallet-friendly deals, outstanding passenger and cargo space, and available performance trims make the 2019 Nissan Sentra a worthy alternative to the Toyota Corolla. Not to spoil the broth! Let’s get down to detailed comparison.
The Nissan Sentra’s variable intermittent wipers have an adjustable delay, which offers the driver options to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The Toyota Corolla L’s standard comes with a fixed intermittent wiper possessing just one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to switch them between slow and intermittent manually. The Sentra’s windshield and side windows have standard extendable sun visors put in place to provide a shield to the driver and front passenger’s vision. This feature is not available with the Corolla.
The optional rearview mirror of the Nissan Sentra promises to offer an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly in the event of headlights been shone on it, ensuring that the following vehicles don’t get to distract or blind the driver. Also, the SV/SR/SL’s standard dual-zone air conditioning in the Sentra permits the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This provides the best comfort (unlike in most sedans) for both the driver and front passenger and in essence making it one of the best Nissan deals available on the market.
However, the headlight performance of the Corolla, according to Consumer Reports rated the Corolla Very Good, an overwhelming higher rating than the Sentra’s headlights, which were rated as just Good. Also, results from detailed tests carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on headlights for their range both straight ahead and in curves and to be certain they don’t exceed acceptable amounts of glare to oncoming drivers has proven with no doubt that the Toyota corolla’s headlight, more superior to the Nissan’s Sentra’s. The Corolla comes with standard sensitive light sensors which detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams while driving with high beams on. The Sentra doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.
When it comes to safety, both the Sentra and the Corolla’s designers had it all figured out. The Sentra offers an optional blind spot warning system which makes use of digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver of moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors seem so inefficient. No doubt, this has made backing with the Sentra, a lot more safer venture. The Sentra’s handy cross-path alert system utilizes the wide spectrum radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. Also, the impact tests on new vehicles conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated that the Nissan Sentra is safer than the Toyota Corolla.
The Corolla is equipped with a Whiplash Injury Lessening Seats (WIL), which utilizes a specially designed seat to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. In the event of a rear-end collision, the WIL system allows the backrest to travel backward to cushion the occupants, and the headrests move forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Corolla’s lane departure warning system is designed to alert even the most inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to drift away from its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. Also, the Corolla’s driver alert monitor system functions to detect when a driver has been inattentive for a while, sending warning sounds and ultimately suggesting for a break.
Albeit, both the Sentra and the Corolla have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras and available crash mitigating brakes.
POWER AND FUEL EFFICIENCY
The Corolla engine produces more horsepower and torque when compared to the Nissan Sentra. The 2019 Toyota Corolla model comes with a base engine, which produces 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 28 city/36 hwy; whereas, the Nissan Sentra’s model offers a base engine of 124 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque and has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 29 mpg city/37 mpg highway. Ultimately, the EPA test cycle of the Sentra CVT 1.8 4 cyl. with 124 HP gets better fuel mileage than the Corolla CVT with its standard 4 cyl. 29 city/37 hwy.
TIRES AND WHEELS
The Sentra has larger tires (205/55R16) as against the Corolla’s (195/65R15), permitting for better traction in the Sentra’s. Also, the Sentra S/SV’s standard tires opens for better handling and brake cooling due to a possession of lesser height to width ratio (55 series), which gives a stiffer sidewall than the Corolla L/LE Eco’s standard 65 series tires and a standard 16-inch wheels, quite smaller than that on the Corolla L/LE Eco (15-inch standard wheels). However, the Corolla SE/XSE’s tires (215/45R17) are larger than the largest tires available on the Sentra (205/55R16), making room for better traction. Also, the SE/XSE’s Corolla tires, having a lower height to width ratio (45 series profile), offers better handling and a much stiffer sidewall than the Sentra SR/SL’s 50 series tires.
More so, the Sentra SV/SR/SL has a standard easy tire fill system; with an integrated vehicle’s tire pressure sensors, put in place to keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure(in the course of inflating the tires).
CARGO AND PASSENGER SPACE
The 2019 Sentra model comes with 15.1 cubic feet space of cargo area in the trunk and ample back seat room for even the tallest of your passengers to travel comfortably. The Corolla, however, does offer more leg room; offering a 4 inches more rear legroom, 2.1 inches more front hip room, .1 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear headroom, and .9 inches more rear shoulder room than the Sentra. But quite unfortunate, the trunk of the Corolla is decreased, with a trunk capacity of only 13 cubic feet and reduced available head space in the back, which can lead to some of your passengers always finding themselves in a constant collision the Corolla’s roof on bumpy roads.
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