2019 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Honda Corolla Hatchback
2019 Nissan Sentra 2018 Honda Corolla Hatchback
Rear Leg Room
  37.4 in. 29.9 in.
Front Shoulder Room
  54.7 in. 53.9 in.
Front Leg Room
  42.5 in. 42.5 in.

2019 Nissan Sentra vs 2018 Honda Corolla Hatchback

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The 2019 Nissan Sentra and the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback are very reliable and yet contrasting options if you are looking for an economy vehicle for your daily commute. Both the Toyota Corolla Hatchback and the Nissan Sentra have undergone re-design projects and upgrades that have added value to both vehicles ever since each Japanese economy car was introduced to the American market. Driver opinions are divided when it comes to driving a Nissan Sentra for its classic and practical proposal and yet there are drivers that would rather drive the Toyota Corolla Hatchback simply because they want a hatchback. Our key performance indicator review of both vehicles we found that the advantages that make the 2019 Nissan Sentra stand out as the best economy car option are displayed below.

Engine Performance

In taking a close look at the engines of these two Japanese economy cars, our choice of comparison was for the most powerful motor trims available for both the 2019 Nissan Sentra and the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. The 2019 Nissan Sentra features a 1.6L 4cyl Turbo motor that is smaller than the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback’s 2.0L 4cly motor. Although the Nissan Sentra features a 20% smaller motor than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback does, the Nissan Sentra has more horsepower and more torque, measured at 188 hp @ 5600 rpm and 177 ft-lbs. @ 1600 rpm respectively. The Toyota Corolla Hatchback features maximum horsepower measured at 168 hp @ 6600 rpm, which is less than 90% of the horsepower the Nissan Sentra is able to produce. In looking at engine torque, the Nissan Sentra holds an even greater advantage with nearly 13% more torque than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback is able to produce. The Nissan Sentra will have a greater driving acceleration response with its maximum torque measured at 177 ft-lbs. @ 1600 rpm, while the Toyota Corolla Hatchback is only able to produce a maximum torque of 155 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm. Bigger motors are not always the most powerful as can be seen in this category.

Interior Dimensions

A category that is considered to almost always give greater size the competitive advantage is interior dimensions. The Toyota Corolla Hatchback is about half an inch wider than the Nissan Sentra, but this does not give it any significant comfort advantages. The Nissan Sentra features greater front head and leg room, and astounding rear leg room of 37.4 in, which is 25% greater than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback offers. A greater wheelbase and ground clearance are two additional characteristics that contribute to the superior comfort that the Nissan Sentra is able to offer.


A great indication that you have a reliable vehicle is that it features a solid overall warranty. If the car that you have features a longer and respectable warranty, it simply means that the automaker projected the car last throughout its warranty period and specifications. The 2019 Nissan Sentra and the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback feature identical warranty levels for basic and drivetrain warranties. Both offer 3 years / 36000 miles for the basic warranty and 5 years / 60000 miles for the drivetrain warranty. The Nissan Sentra features a 33% greater basic warranty when comparing roadside assistance warranty. The Nissan Sentra offers 3 years of roadside assistance while the Toyota Corolla Hatchback features only 2 years of roadside assistance. This is another reason why the Nissan Sentra was definitely built to last.

Don’t miss out on visiting us at our Suburban Nissan of Troy Dealership to take the Nissan Sentra for a test drive and get comprehend its full features, and confirm its superior driving performance, interior dimensions as well as its solid warranty. If you can see yourself in a Nissan Sentra, our Suburban Nissan of Troy Dealership is the right place for you!