2020 Corolla vs. 2019 Sentra Comparison

The Toyota Corolla has sold over 46 million globally since it was introduced in 1966. The Nissan Sentra is only slightly younger, having been first introduced in 1982. The 2020 Corolla L CVT has a starting MSRP of $19,600 and the 2019 Nissan Sentra S Xtronic CVT has a slightly lower MSRP of $18,580. However, the Corolla has the value advantage of a no-cost maintenance plan that comes standard. Sentra offers a maintenance plan at an additional cost to its driver. In this head to head, we will highlight the price, performance, and safety features of the Corolla vs. the Sentra to see which comes out on top.

Published Date: 09/30/2019

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Safety

Every 2020 Toyota Corolla comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense® 2.0 (TSS 2.0) a robust suite of advanced active safety features designed to bring added peace of mind to your drive.

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Safety

  • Toyota Safety Sense® 2.0 (TSS 2.0) comes standard on the 2020 Corolla.
  • No 2019 Nissan Sentra has a comparable active safety features.
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Performance

The 2020 Toyota Corolla performance takes the lead in fuel economy and power over the 2019 Sentra.

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Performance

  • 2020 Corolla L w/ CVT has EPA-estimated 30/38/33 mpg (city/hwy/comb).
  • The 2019 Nissan Sentra S Xtronic CVT has EPA-estimated 29/37/32 mpg (city/hwy/comb).
  • The 2020 Corolla L w/ CVT has 139 hp and 126 lb.-ft. tq. vs. 2019 Sentra S Xtronic w/ CVT has 124 hp and 125 lb.-ft. tq.
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Price

When considering the financial investment you’ll make in your next car, it is important to look at the cost of ownership as well as the starting price of each vehicle. The Corolla’s included maintenance plan is something to consider when comparing it to the Sentra.

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Price

  • The 2020 Corolla L CVT starts at $19,600 MSRP.
  • The 2019 Sentra S Xtronic CVT starts at $18,580.
  • Corolla comes standard with ToyotaCare No Cost Maintenance Plan while Nissan does not offer a comparable no-cost maintenance plan.
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Conclusion: Corolla vs. Sentra

Given the history of the Corolla with over 46 million sold and counting, the 2020 Corolla is an obvious choice. While the 2020 Corolla L CVT and the 2019 Nissan Sentra S Xtronic CVT have similar starting MSRPs, the Corolla delivers added value because it comes standard with ToyotaCare, a no-cost maintenance plan offering a roadside assistance plan with unlimited miles for 2 years.

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Conclusion: Corolla vs. Sentra

  • Toyota Safety Sense® 2.0 (TSS 2.0) comes standard on the 2020 Corolla.
  • The 2020 Corolla L w/ CVT has 139 hp and 126 lb.-ft. Tq. vs. 2019 Sentra S Xtronic w/ CVT has 124 hp and 125 lb.-ft. tq.
  • Corolla comes standard with ToyotaCare No Cost Maintenance Plan while Nissan does not offer a comparable no-cost maintenance plan.
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