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Sentra vs Toyota Corolla

The 2018 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

Compare the Nissan Sentra vs Toyota Corolla in Brainerd, Minnesota

Discover a new sedan to pursue your dreams in the Little Falls and Brainerd region when you visit Tanner Nissan. We stock an adventure-ready lineup of new Nissan sedans for sale, including the unrivaled Nissan Sentra. Let’s compare the Sentra with the popular Toyota Corolla so you can see what makes this remarkable sedan stand out to our Nissan sales team.

Performance and Efficiency of the New Sentra

At first glance, the Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla are quite comparable. Both vehicles come as five-passenger, four-door sedans and offer excellent fuel efficiency and performance for your Breezy Point excursions. The new Sentra features a 1.8-liter engine and a Xtronic CVT® to provide you with dynamic handling on your daily commute. If you want to optimize your power, choose the Nissan Sentra SR Turbo with a 1.6-liter turbocharged DiG (direct injection) engine. In comparison with the Toyota Corolla L, the Nissan Sentra S with CVT features better fuel economy. You can get up to 29 mpg city/37 mpg highway in the Sentra, compared to the 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway in the Corolla.

Technology and Interior Comfort Comparison

Enjoy a comfortable and confident commute throughout the Pequot Lakes area when you choose the Nissan Sentra. The Sentra offers an available Bose® Premium Audio System. Some Toyota vehicles and trims offer a JBL Premium Audio system, but no Corolla trim has this. The Sentra also comes offered at a much lower starting price than the new Corolla, when comparably equipped.

In addition to excellent technology features, the Nissan Sentra also offers more interior comfort than its Toyota sedan counterpart. The Sentra boasts 15.1 cubic feet of interior cargo volume in comparison to the Toyota Corolla sedan’s 13 cubic feet, giving you more space for the packages and cargo you need to stay ready for any adventure. Additionally, the Sentra features an overhead console storage bin to stow small items. This feature is not available on the Corolla.

Nissan Sentra Trim Levels

The Toyota Corolla has seven trims to choose from, compared to the Nissan Sentra's 9 different trim levels.

  • Nissan Sentra S
  • Sentra Midnight Edition
  • Sentra SV
  • Sentra SR
  • Sentra SR Midnight Edition
  • Sentra SR TURBO
  • Sentra SR Turbo Midnight Edition
  • Sentra SL
  • Sentra NISMO®

Find your favorite Nissan Sentra for sale near Baxter and Brainerd, Minnesota when you visit us here at Tanner Nissan! We look forward to demonstrating the technology and performance features of the iconic Sentra sedan for you when you visit our dealership for your test drive.

Sentra vs Honda Civic

The 2018 Nissan Sentra vs The 2018 Honda Civic

Compare the Nissan Sentra vs Honda Civic in Brainerd, Minnesota

Add style and performance to your Brainerd, MN commute when you choose the Nissan Sentra from Tanner Nissan. Many local drivers seek to compare the Sentra with the popular Honda Civic due to comparable style and efficiency standards, however we encourage you to take a deeper look into what sets the Nissan sedan apart from the competition.

Performance Specifications of the New Sentra

When you first compare the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Civic, it’s likely that you’ll notice many of the similarities of these two popular sedans. For instance, both the Sentra and Civic come as four-door sedans that can easily accommodate up to five people. Performance wise, you’ll notice several key differences.

The new Nissan Sentra powers your commute with a 1.8-liter engine Xtronic CVT® with 124 horsepower or an ambitious 1.6-liter turbocharged DiG (direct injection) engine with 188 horsepower. The Civic's 2.0L base engine has more horsepower (158), but the 1.5L turbocharged lags with 174 horsepower. Visit our Nissan dealership in Brainerd soon to compare trim levels and performance metrics in more detail!

Technology and Safety Comparison

Turn up the tunes in high-quality when you choose the Nissan Sentra over the Honda Civic. The Sentra offers an available Bose® Premium Audio System. Civic shoppers will be disappointed to learn that there is no such premium audio option for them. If you’ve invested time and money building up a perfect road trip CD collection, you won’t have to give it up in the new Sentra. Each new Nissan Sentra features a CD player, another feature not available for the Honda sedan.

The new Nissan Sentra also comes in at a significantly lower starting price than its new Honda Civic counterpart, even when comparably equipped. If you desire ample space and storage solutions for your Baxter and Breezy Point adventures, you’ll find that inside the new Sentra as well. Enjoy more legroom in the Nissan as well as adjustable rear head restraints and an overhead console storage bin.

Nissan Sentra Trim Levels

If you're searching for a Sentra to buy or lease you'll have plenty of trim options to choose from. Nine, to be exact. The Civic sedan only has five options.

  • Nissan Sentra S
  • Sentra SV
  • Sentra SR, SR Midnight Edition, SR TURBO, and SR Turbo Midnight Edition
  • Sentra SL
  • Sentra NISMO®

Find the new Nissan Sentra for sale near Pequot Lakes and Little Falls, Minnesota when you visit the Tanner Nissan dealership! Our Nissan sales team can demonstrate the technology and convenience highlights of the new Sentra sedan when you request your test drive.

Sentra vs Ford Focus

Compare the Sentra vs Focus in Brainerd, Minnesota

Make your dramatic impression throughout Brainerd and Baxter, MN in the new Nissan Sentra! The Sentra offers an excellent fusion of performance, efficiency and style unrivaled by the popular Ford Focus competition. Visit Tanner Nissan today to compare Sentra trim models and learn more about this exciting sedan!

Go Head to Head with Performance

Not all five-passenger, four-door sedans are exactly alike, and the differences between the Sentra and Focus are stark when it comes to performance. We compare the Sentra's two engine options against the two engines across the Focus's S, SE, SEL, and Titanium trims — we're ignoring the two engines for the performance-minded ST and RS hatchback trims.

The Sentra comes fitted with a dynamic 1.8-liter engine to power your Baxter commute. It has 124 horsepower and 125 lb-ft torque on the manual option and 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft torque on the Xtronic CVT®. The Focus's 1.0L EcoBoost 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft torque for both the manual and automatic, making it weaker on both fronts.

If you crave more, the Sentra SR Turbo models have you covered with a 1.6-liter turbocharged DiG engine that has 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft torque! Yet again, our engine beats the Focus's 2.0L with 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft torque. Estimated fuel ratings are also better on the Sentra, so you'll pay less to drive around Breezy Point.

Technology and Passenger Comfort Comparison

The new Sentra offers many advantages over the new Focus. It starts with performance metrics, and continues to include convenience and overall comfort for your Baxter expeditions. The new Sentra comes equipped with steering wheel audio and cruise controls at all trim levels, unlike the Focus. The Sentra sedan also offers an available Bose® Premium Audio System, a high-quality feature not available for the Focus.

As of the 2018 model year, all Sentra models with Xtronic CVT® (minus the top-level NISMO®) come with automatic emergency braking, which you also cannot get on the Focus at all!

Additionally, this sedan offers more passenger volume, legroom, and cargo volume than its Ford sedan counterpart. Enjoy 42.5 inches of front legroom, 37.4 inches of rear legroom, and 15.1 cubic feet of interior cargo volume in the new Sentra. In comparison, the Focus offers only 33.2 inches of rear legroom and 13.2 cubic feet of interior cargo volume, though the front leg room does beat the Sentra at 43.1 inches.

Nissan Sentra Trim Levels

  • Sentra S and S Midnight
  • Sentra SV
  • Sentra SR and SR Midnight Edition, TURBO, and Turbo Midnight Edition models
  • Sentra SL
  • Sentra NISMO®

We're confident in encouraging you to get behind the wheel of the Focus, because once you test drive the Sentra here at Tanner Nissan you're going to notice how much smoother it is. Stop in today so you can get closer to your dreams of driving a new and stylish car around Little Falls and Pequot Lakes, Minnesota!

Sentra vs Hyundai Elantra

Sentra vs Hyundai Elantra

The Nissan Sentra is an affordable and attractive sedan that appeals to college students and young professionals who want a good vehicle to drive around Baxter or Pequot Lakes. Of course, we know you're likely looking at other competing models, which is why we're going to compare the Nissan Sentra to the Hyundai Elantra!

Performance and Space

The Sentra has two engines: a 1.8L with 124 horsepower or a 1.6L turbo direct injection engine with 188 horsepower. 1.8L comes as a manual, but you can get an Xtronic CVT® transmission, which is standard on the other trims. The Elantra has a 1.4L with 128 horsepower, a 2.0L with 147 horsepower, and a 1.6L with 201 horsepower. The competition may have a stronger and larger engine lineup, but you cannot get a CVT transmission with the Elantra, and that is the way a lot of automakers are heading.

The Sentra also has 15.1 cubic foot trunk, compared to the Elantra's 14.4 cubic foot space. If you want a weekend away from Little Falls, you can pack more stuff with the Sentra!

Safety Features

All Sentra's with Xtronic CVT® transmission have standard crash avoidance technology in the form of automatic emergency braking. You won't find this feature on the Elantra until you hit the top Limited trim and even then you need to add on the trim's Ultimate Package to get it and that costs more than $4,000! We don’t think we need to do the math on that difference. The Sentra's base also comes with a rearview camera and that is only an option on the Elantra's entry trim.

Appearance Packages

Want extra flair as you drive around Breezy Point? The Sentra is already quite attractive, but if you get the Midnight Editions you'll find black interior accents and badging. You won't find any appearance offerings with the Elantra.

Nissan Sentra Trim Levels

  • Sentra S and S Midnight
  • Sentra SV
  • Sentra SR and SR Midnight Edition, TURBO, and Turbo Midnight Edition models
  • Sentra SL
  • Sentra NISMO®

To see the Nissan Sentra in person, visit us at Tanner Nissan, located in Brainerd, to take this sedan out for a test drive you won't forget!


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