The Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra have been longtime rivals in the compact sedan class of the automotive industry. As a new decade of the 21st century gets underway, the battle between the 2021 Toyota Corolla and 2020 Nissan Sentra continues this battle for another year – to the benefit of every customer shopping for a vehicle inside this segment. The 2021 Corolla is just one year removed from a radical redesign and the 2020 Sentra has gone through a radical overhaul for its most current version. Both vehicles are evenly matched in a lot of areas, but the 2021 Toyota Corolla offers more advanced technology on more trim grades and makes a more powerful engine available. Independent online reviews have praised the 2021 Toyota Corolla for its long list of standard safety features, smartly designed controls and comfortable handling characteristics.
Lexington Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Toyota Corolla today by calling, 781-325-8558.
2021 Toyota Corolla
2020 Nissan Sentra
|1.8-L, 4-Cyl.||Base Engine||2.0-L, 4-Cyl.|
|30/38||Base Fuel Economy||29/39|
The 2021 Toyota Corolla is available with two efficient and spirited engine platforms. Buyers interested in the L, LE or XLE models will have the standard naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder power plant under the hood that is attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 139 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. All three trim grades using this powertrain will be able to achieve about 30 miles per gallon in the city and around 38 miles per gallon on the highway.
However, if this isn’t enough performance, Lexington Toyota customers can choose among the SE, XSE, Nightshade or Apex models. These four versions of the 2021 Toyota Corolla will use a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine which can be attached to a CVT or six-speed manual transmission. Drivers can expect any of the four models with the upgraded powertrain to produce 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful engine will record very similar fuel economy scores to the entry-level equipment.
Each 2020 Nissan Sentra uses a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that will make 149 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Owners of the current Sentra will be able to record less than 30 mpg in the city and about 39 mpg on the highway.
Every 2021 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system with easy access to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Compatibility with the Amazon Alexa digital home assistant is also standard. The 2020 Sentra does offer similar technology, but it is only available on the compact sedan’s upper trim grades.