Compare the Nissan Sentra

Compare the 2017 Nissan Sentra with the Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Chevy Cruze in Winston Salem


If you're in the market for an efficient and reliable compact car, you'll do your best finding the option offered among our new Nissan models here in Winston Salem. We're comparing the new 2017 Nissan Sentra to three other small sedans to give you an idea of what your best bet will end up being. Head on over to our Winston Salem, NC Nissan dealership serving Greensboro, Mt. Airy, Kernersville, Lexington, High Point and Thomasville today and see for yourself why the Sentra is such a great choice.

To give you an idea of what makes the new Sentra so great, we're comparing it to similar versions of the Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Chevy Cruze. All of these are compared in their base packages, so keep in mind that choosing a higher trim level with more features will appropriately raise the price. Take a look through these quick comparisons, then visit us at 5795 University Parkway, Winston Salem, NC today for a quick test drive.

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2017 Nissan Sentra vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla Comparison in Winston Salem


The more affordable Sentra is a great place to start when looking for a reliable commuter. The starting price of the Sentra is lower than the Corolla, and you'll find other advantages to choosing the Nissan compact sedan over the popular Toyota option. Furthermore, the new SR Turbo edition of the Sentra provides you with a peppier sense of acceleration and performance, all while maintaining a sensible level of fuel efficiency. See what else makes the new Sentra a better fit than the Corolla.

  • The Sentra starts off as the slightly more affordable option when compared to the Corolla, giving you more room within your budget to upgrade trim levels and add features.
  • The Sentra is available with premium wheels at its base level, which is a nice upgrade without requiring a more expensive higher trim level. That feature isn't offered with the Corolla in its starting package.
  • The Sentra comes standard with remote keyless entry, a feature not offered with the Corolla's base edition.
  • For budget-minded shoppers, you'll find the Sentra includes more features for less throughout the trim level options when comparing to the latest edition of the Corolla.

2017 Nissan Sentra vs. 2017 Ford Focus Comparison in Winston Salem


Comfort, fuel efficiency and convenience in driving are all keys in a daily commuter, and the Sentra continually ranks ahead of competitors like the Ford Focus in all those areas. Your passengers joining you for any trips will be happy with the extra space afforded in the Sentra, while your wallet will also feel unburdened by the better fuel efficiency ratings. The Focus has some more performance-driven variations that are sold as entirely separate models, while the Sentra has a new SR Turbo trim level that's more affordable to add better performance.



  • The Sentra is offered in either an automatic or manual transmission in its entry level trim edition, while the Focus starting version is only offered as a manual.
  • Since you're shopping for a reliable commuter, you'll be pleased to know the Sentra is more efficient than the new Focus.
  • Not only is the Sentra more efficient than the Focus, but the Nissan compact car comes with a larger fuel tank. This will help to keep your visits to the gas station fewer and far in between.
  • Even as a compact sedan, the Sentra offers more passenger space and trunk cargo area compared to the Focus.


2017 Nissan Sentra vs. 2017 Chevy Cruze Comparison in Winston Salem


Thanks in part to the new Turbo SR edition, the new Sentra proves to be a more enjoyable driving experience than what's available with the Cruze. If you're shopping for a daily commuter, you'll want to make sure it's actually enjoyable to drive, and the new Sentra certainly offers that. Furthermore, the Sentra offers better comfort and space for both passengers and cargo, meaning when you're not riding solo, those joining you will appreciate the added space over what the competition offers.

  • The Sentra comes with a limited use spare tire, which isn't offered with the Cruze. That's a nice feature to have if you suddenly get a flat and don't want to wait for a tow truck.
  • Cruise control is standard in the Sentra, but not offered in the starting package of the Cruze, making the Nissan option the better choice for those daily highway commutes.
  • Other standard features in the Sentra include a CD player and a 12V power outlet, both of which aren't offered with the Cruze in its base level.
  • Both cargo storage space and passenger seating room are more spacious in the Sentra when compared to the new Cruze.
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