A side view of a Corolla.


  • The Corolla includes active safety features like Road Sign Assist (RSA)[rsa] on all models. You also get Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) when you go with an automatic transmission.
  • A comparable Road Sign Assist is not available with the 2022 Nissan Sentra.
  • When evaluated by the NHTSA, the Corolla was rated higher in the Overall Front Star Rating.

There's no shortage of active safety features that come with the 2022 Toyota Corolla.

Standard Active Safety Features

With Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0), you get a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Road Sign Assist (RSA) on all models, plus Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) come with Corolla models with a CVT.

The 2022 Nissan Sentra has comparable driver assistance features like standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Trace Control, and High Beam Assist. To get Intelligent Cruise Control you'll need to get the Sentra SV or higher. No Sentra model has Road Sign Assist.

Both of these compact cars are safe options that go above and beyond when it comes to helping protect their passengers. However, when tested by the NHTSA, the Corolla outranked the Sentra in the Overall Front Star Rating, receiving five stars compared to the Sentra's four stars. The Sentra's Overall Front Star Rating was knocked down a star for its 3-Star Front Passenger Side rating.

A Corolla driving on the street.


  • Choose between a gas or available hybrid engine with the Corolla.
  • Certain Corolla models have enhanced suspension features for better handling and an intuitive drive.
  • Rev up your ride in the Corolla, which has up to 169 available horsepower.

From intuitive suspension to an available hybrid engine, no detail was left out of the making of the 2022 Corolla.

Fun and Fuel Conscious

All models of the Corolla have an Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with a stabilizer bar plus a multi-link rear suspension to disperse the effects of any unexpected bumps. In the Corolla SE and XSE Apex Edition models, increased stabilizer bar and coil spring rates allow for tighter handling, which can make them optimal for those tight turns and quick starts and stops. Comparatively, the Sentra has an Independent strut front and multi-link rear suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars across all models.

A smooth ride isn't all the Corolla is capable of. Looking at the fuel economy ratings of the Corolla and Sentra, the 2022 Corolla L has an EPA-estimated 30/38/33 (city/highway/combined) MPG rating and you can have up to an EPA-estimated 31/40/34 (city/highway/combined) with the Corolla SE and SE Nightshade Edition. Get even more fuel savings when you choose the Corolla Hybrid LE, which has an EPA-estimated 53/52/52 (city/highway/combined) MPG rating. The 2022 Sentra S and SV have an EPA-estimated 29/39/33 (city/highway/combined) MPG rating, while the SR and SR Midnight Edition have an EPA-estimated 28/37/32 (city/highway/combined) MPG rating. No hybrid model was introduced for the 2022 Sentra lineup either.

From a hybrid to a more sporty model with enhanced power and handling, the Corolla has multiple models to cater to your driving style. The SE, SE Nightshade Edition, SE Apex Edition, XSE, and XSE Apex Edition come with a 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder engine and 169 horsepower boost. While the Sentra also has a standard 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder engine, it has a max horsepower rating of 149.

A Corolla driving on a city highway.


  • Looking at a culmination of consumer reviews, the Corolla is rated more highly in the category of Reliability on KBB.com compared to the Sentra.
  • If you choose the Corolla, a factory-scheduled maintenance plan is included for the first two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • Both the Corolla and Toyota have won numerous awards for their reliability.

Backed by a reputation of quality, durability, and reliability, the Corolla's advantages reach beyond the specs page.

Award Winning Vehicle

You can count on your Corolla to be a reliable car that has gained support from both professional and consumer reviewers. Most recently, the 2022 Corolla has a 4.4 Reliability Consumer Rating on KBB.com. The 2022 Sentra has a lower 4.1 Reliability Consumer Rating.

Save money on your Corolla maintenance costs with ToyotaCare. This plan includes factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and roadside assistance for two years and unlimited mileage on all 2022 Toyota Corollas. Nissan offers an optional maintenance plan that will cost you extra. Only the Scheduled Prepaid Maintenance Plan covers the extensive services ToyotaCare provides. Its cost depends on the plan you buy. The separate Nissan Roadside Assistance coverage lasts for 36 months or 36,000 miles.

With the help of regular upkeep, the Corolla is designed to withstand the test of time. Recently, the 2021 Corolla earned recognition as the Lowest Cost to Own Among Hybrid Cars on KBB.com. Additionally, Toyota won the 2021 Best Resale Value Brand award from KBB®.

Conclusion: Corolla vs. Sentra

These stylish, yet affordable compact cars would make the perfect addition to any household. The 2022 Corolla and Sentra bring safety, performance, and reliability to your drive.
Both have extensive active safety features designed to help get you from point A to point B safely. However, only the Corolla includes Road Sign Assist (RSA) on all models and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) standard on automatic models.
Plus, with so many different Corolla models to choose from, such as the sporty Corolla Apex Edition or the eco-sensitive LE Hybrid, you can get the one that fits your lifestyle best. The Sentra has four model options to choose from for the 2022 model year.
While it's a close competition between the Corolla vs. Sentra, the Corolla gives drivers more options to choose from. Whether you want a powerful engine or a reliable base model sedan, the Corolla has what you're looking for.

  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) helps you drive with confidence in the 2022 Toyota Corolla.
  • Choose the Corolla LE Hybrid for even more savings at the pump.
  • The 2022 Sentra does not have an available hybrid engine.