2018 Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Corolla vs. Mazda 3May 31th, 2018
The 2018 Nissan Sentra offers buyers a practical, reliable sedan for a great price. In addition to a spacious interior and loads of cargo space, the Sentra is great on gas and easy to drive. Nissan has even made sure to include high-level features on every model including a rearview monitor, Bluetooth, and Automatic Emergency Braking. In other words, the Sentra is a great choice for all kinds of buyers.
The Nissan Sentra is often compared to the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla. All three are reliable vehicles that offer a great package at an affordable price. So… why do so many people choose the Sentra? Besides all the reasons we listed above, there are a few important details that help this Nissan edge out the competition.
While a six-speed manual transmission is standard on the S, a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) comes standard on all other Sentra models. What does this mean?
The CVT works in combination with a Continuously Variable Twin Valve Timing Control to achieve the highest levels of fuel efficiency possible in every driving scenario. This earns you a combined 7.3 L/100 km which is better than both the Corolla (7.8) and Elantra (8.0).
The Sentra has more than enough room for even the tallest passengers. In fact, with 3,144 litres of interior volume, it bests both the Elantra and Corolla and gives it one of the largest back seats in the segment. Even the trunk is abnormally large with 427 litres of space. That means you can fit everything from groceries and bags to sports equipment and more.
The compact sedan is made to be a reliable vehicle with a low cost of ownership. That means things like entertainment and high-end features are often overlooked for utility sake. Nissan decided that wasn’t going to be the case with the Sentra.
That’s why the Sentra is the only vehicle in the segment to offer an available Bose Premium audio system. With eight speakers, it delivers an exceptionally rich sound throughout the vehicle.
The Nissan Sentra offers a wider selection of performance features, including a standard ignition disable for an extra level of security in case your vehicle falls into the wrong hands, plus an additional auxiliary port.
Perhaps the best standout feature on the Sentra is the continuously variable transmission. When compared to the 6-speed automatic offered as the standard (and only) transmission for the Corolla and Elantra, the CVT offers a smoother ride, easier acceleration, and a superior fuel economy.
The 2018 Nissan Sentra from Woodbine Nissan
If you are shopping for a reliable car that has strong safety scores, plenty of standard features, is good on gas and won’t cost you a lot to maintain, the Sentra is a perfect choice. To schedule a test drive, click here or call +1 (905) 827-1177. We’ve helped customers across Burlington, Woodbine, Milton, Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area.