2005 corolla or 2005 sentra

01-06-2005, 10:05 AM
i wanted to know which one of these to cars were better to get in terms of performance wise.. a 2005 toyota corolla or 2005 nissan sentra
note: both are the base model and both are manuel transmission

01-06-2005, 12:15 PM
I'd go with the Sentra if I were you, just because in my experience they've shown to be very reliable and have a large aftermarket following, moreso than the corolla. Plus I like Nissan's better than Toyota's.

01-06-2005, 12:16 PM
What kind of performance? 0-60? handling? Autocross? Neither will produce anything that I would call performance. They are designed from the ground up as an economy car and although they can be modified to perform better, they will never be a performance car.

If you're looking for performance, you can do the research yourself. Look at power to weight ratios (both power and weight are published in any of the buyers guides on the newstand) and then check sites like consumer reports for other things like reliability, and then check car and driver and motor trend for road tests of both cars.

01-06-2005, 12:22 PM
when i say pÍrformance i dont mean top fuel dragster lol..i just mean getting a little more out of the stock engines just so thast its funner and faster when driving...prob just exaust intake and mags...maybe in the future a little bolt on turbo of 6 psi or something...prob aiming for about 180hp..i know both engines produce about 130 each so an extra 50-60 hp extra...i just want to know which one i would get the most out of that 180hp..i dont have their stock quarter mile times or 0-60 so it will be appreciated to ne one who can help me.thx

Lambo Lover
01-06-2005, 05:31 PM
First of all what kind of toyota or sentra? Corolla CE, S ?
and the sentra SE-R, SE-R spec V, or regular?

The sentra SPEC V (17k) cost a little more than the msrp of the Corolla CE(13k)

Here's what I found out:

Toyota Corolla Sentra SE-R Spec V

Engine liters 1.8 2.5
Cylinder configuration I-4 I-4
Horsepower 130hp @ 6,000RPM 175hp @ 6,000RPM
Torque 125ft.lbs. @ 4,200RPM 180ft.lbs. @ 4,000RPM
Number of valves 16 16
Variable valve control standard standard
Fuel type unleaded premium unleaded
Manual transmission 5 speed 6 speed
Limited slip differential Not Available standard
Fuel economy city 32mpg 23mpg
Fuel economy highway 40mpg 29mpg
Fuel tank capacity 13gal. 13gal.

Front wheel independent suspension standard standard
Power steering standard standard
Speed-sensing steering standard standard
Alloy wheels optional standard
Front tires 185/65SR15.0 BSW 215/45ZR17.0 BSW
Rear tires 185/65SR15.0 BSW 215/45ZR17.0 BSW

Body Exterior
Number of doors 4 4
Power door mirrors standard standard
Spoiler optional standard

Convenience Features
Air conditioning standard standard
Speed control optional standard
Power windows optional standard
Remote keyless entry optional standard
Tilt steering wheel standard standard
Front cupholders standard standard
Rear cupholders standard standard

Seats and Trim
Max seating capacity of 5 standard standard
Front bucket seats standard standard
Front center armrest w/storage standard
Rear bench seat standard standard
Split folding rear seat standard optional
Leather shift knob Not Available standard
Leather steering wheel Not Available standard

Entertainment Features
AM/FM radio standard standard
CD player standard standard
Speakers 4 7

Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation
Front fog lights Not Available standard
Variably intermittent wipers Not Available standard
Rear window defroster standard standard
Tachometer standard standard
Outside temperature display standard standard
Trip computer Not Available standard

Safety and Security
Dual front impact airbags standard standard
Occupant sensing airbag standard Not Available
Panic alarm Not Available standard
Ignition disable standard optional

Specs and Dimensions
Engine displacement 1.8L 2.5L
Engine horsepower 130hp @ 6,000RPM 175hp @ 6,000RPM
Engine torque 125ft.lbs. @ 4,200RPM 180ft.lbs. @ 4,000RPM
Engine bore x stroke 79.0mm x 91.5mm (3.11" x 3.60") 89.0mm x 100.0mm (3.50" x 3.94") (sentra)
Compression ratio 10.00 to 1 9.50 to 1
Max. towing capacity when properly equipped 680kg (1,500lbs) 454kg (1,000lbs) (sentra)
Exterior length 4,529mm (178.3") 4,509mm (177.5")
Exterior body width 1,699mm (66.9") 1,709mm (67.3")
Exterior height 1,461mm (57.5") 1,410mm (55.5")
Wheelbase 2,601mm (102.4") 2,535mm (99.8")
Front legroom 1,049mm (41.3") 1,057mm (41.6")
Rear legroom 899mm (35.4") 856mm (33.7")
Front headroom 993mm (39.1") 1,013mm (39.9")
Rear headroom 942mm (37.1") 940mm (37.0")
Front hiproom 1,318mm (51.9") 1,323mm (52.1")
Rear hiproom 1,173mm (46.2") 1,328mm (52.3")
Front shoulder room 1,349mm (53.1") 1,334mm (52.5")
Rear shoulder room 1,359mm (53.5") 1,336mm (52.6")
Passenger volume 2,557L (90.3 cu.ft.) 2,506L (88.5 cu.ft.)

Basic warranty 36 months/36,000miles 36 months/36,000miles
Powertrain warranty 60 months/60,000miles 60 months/60,000miles
Corrosion perforation warranty 60 months/ unlimited distance 60 months/ unlimited distance (sentra)

01-06-2005, 05:37 PM
I think it would have been a better comparison to have used the SE-R or base model instead of the Spec V

01-06-2005, 09:07 PM
thx for all teh info lanbo lover..it is very helpfull..i did mention though in my first post that it was the base model of both cars that i wanted to compare but all the info is their n e way so thx a lot

01-09-2005, 06:08 PM
corollas are easy to drive, and the sentra is by nissan. I'd go for the Sentra

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