The compact cars class has grown rapidly over the past decade as the demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient cars has risen steadily. Every brand claims to have the best and most fuel efficient compact car that also has power and impressive features. With so much information being thrown around it can be difficult to separate the great compact cars from the good. That's why we're comparing two of the most popular compact cars on the market today: the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2018 Nissan Sentra.
Both cars offer solid power and good fuel economy, but when it comes down to it, which one is going to give you the best value? We're going to compare the two models' fuel economy, horsepower capability, torque capability, and their total passenger volume. We're comparing the base trims for each model to be as fair as possible.
|2018 Toyota Corolla||VS||2018 Nissan Sentra|
|32 MPG||Fuel Economy (Combined)||30 MPG|
|132 Horsepower||Horsepower||124 Horsepower|
|128 lb.-ft.||Torque||128 lb.-ft.|
|98 Cubic Feet||Passenger Volume||96 Cubic Feet|
As you can see from the chart, the two compact cars are neck-and-neck for supremacy. It's easy to see why both are popular among car buyers. However, looking at the data, you can see the advantage leans towards the 2018 Toyota Corolla. There's not much separation, but when it comes to car buying, every little bit counts. Not only are you getting a slightly better fuel economy (a category where even the slightest advantage makes a huge difference over the years of a car's life) but you're getting more power and more passenger volume.
The difference in horsepower and passenger volume may seem negligible, but those are things you'll notice and feel immediately. Driving any car that has more horsepower will simply feel easier and more comfortable than one with even just a slight drop. Meanwhile, your passengers will thank you for the extra space. Two cubic feet may not like seem like much, but when it comes to comfortably sitting in the passenger seats, every inch counts.
The 2018 Toyota Corolla also comes with a broader and more accessible suite of advanced safety features as compared to the 2018 Nissan Sentra. Adaptive Cruise Control, for example, is a great feature that makes driving long distances on highways easier than ever. This feature is standard on the base model of the 2018 Toyota Corolla, while it's not even available on the 2018 Nissan Sentra.
Ready to take the 2018 Toyota Corolla for a test drive? Or have more questions about the compact car? Get in touch with our staff at Hesser Toyota who would be happy to help whatever your car buying needs are!
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