Shoppers on the lookout for an affordable compact sedan that is feature-rich and fun to drive should be on the lookout for the Toyota Corolla. As the world's top-selling nameplate, the Corolla clearly has its fair share of fans, and that should only continue with the release of the 2017 version. While the Corolla was recently redesigned from the ground up, Toyota continues to upgrade its ever-popular compact car with more technology and features -- all while retaining that affordable price tag. Drivers near Portland, OR can come and experience the latest version of the Toyota Corolla at Toyota of Portland. We have a number of Corollas in stock, including in every trim level offered. To find your new 2017 Toyota Corolla in Portland, you can start shopping our online inventory now.
To learn more about what makes the Corolla such a smart buy and how it compares to its rival from Nissan -- the 2017 Nissan Sentra -- continue reading below.
If it is value that you are after, then it is tough to beat a compact car like the new Corolla. The 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Nissan Sentra are direct competitors, so it should come as no surprise that they have similar starting prices or MSRP. With the 2017 Toyota Corolla LE base model, you get air conditioning, Bluetooth wireless technology, LED daytime running lights, LED low-beam headlamps, color-matched door handles and side mirrors, a split-folding rear bench seat, and full power accessories (including windows, door locks, and mirrors) as standard equipment. The Nissan Sentra S base model does offer a low price, but you get a six-speed manual gearbox and not a lot more. To add the more popular CVT transmission instead of the manual, the price jumps over $1,000! Every new Toyota Corolla also comes with a version of the high-tech Entune Audio system, along with a touchscreen display and a backup camera to help visibility when reversing. Some versions of Toyota' Entune Audio even include a premium audio system and navigation -- as well as an App Suite for your smartphone. The Corolla makes it easier than ever before to stay connected and entertained. Based on standard features, it is safe to say that the 2017 Toyota Corolla comes out on top here!
In a small car like a compact sedan, space is at a premium; that is why it is crucial for drivers to find a compact that maximizes space throughout the cabin. The 2017 Toyota Corolla provides substantially more rear-seat legroom -- at 41.4 inches versus 37.4 inches in the Nissan Sentra. The rear bench seat in the new Corolla is also one full inch wider than the Sentra's, which will make all the difference for backseat drivers on long journeys. With its spacious back seat, it is clear that Toyota designed the new Corolla sedan with all passengers in mind, so feel free to kick back and relax in the new Corolla -- there's plenty of room for everyone! The 2017 Toyota Corolla uses its passenger space more wisely than the Nissan Sentra and thus comes out on top once again. The standard 60/40 split-folding rear seat in the new Corolla allows you to adjust your vehicle to suit all of your transport needs, whether that be carrying passengers or hauling cargo -- or a mixture of the two. The 2017 Corolla can also be had with available SofTex upholstery on the higher level trims; this environmentally-friendly seat material looks and feel like leather, but adds water- and stain-resistance. The available SofTex seats are even comfier and more supportive than the standard cloth seats, which means long road trips will be even more enjoyable for all on board.
The Toyota Corolla features a striking, sporty look and feel -- inside and out -- that is sure to please drivers of all ages. Not only is the interior of the Corolla well-designed from a styling perspective, but it is also well thought out, with intuitive controls. Available in a range of different exterior paint colors, you are sure to find a new Toyota Corolla that matches your unique style! Although the Nissan Sentra recently received a refreshed design, it still features a more conservative and subtle style than the more exciting Corolla; it simply doesn't offer as much flair as the Toyota. You can have your new Corolla fitted with some sporty alloy wheels, too, to increase its curb appeal even more. When it comes to style, the Nissan Sentra falls short of the new Corolla.
No that you have seen how well the 2017 Toyota Corolla fairs against its competition from the Nissan Sentra, why not visit Toyota of Portland to explore and test drive the new Corolla for yourself? For your convenience, you can start shopping for a Corolla that catches you eye right here on our website. While you are shopping our online inventory, don't forget to get pre-approved for your new auto loan, shop our new car specials, check for special lease and financing incentives, and value your trade-in vehicle. When you drive off our new car lot in your shiny new Corolla, we hope you will return down the road; our dedicated Toyota auto service center is here to keep your Toyota driving like new for many miles to come. Visit Toyota of Portland today for a low price on a new Corolla or other quality-built Toyota.