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2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid vs. 2021 Nissan Altima Review

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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

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2021 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*
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$23,600
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$24,350 to $34,150
Invoice* $21,851 $22,697 to $31,812
MPG - City 53 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 52 34 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan Altima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid as you will with the Nissan Altima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is much slimmer than the Nissan Altima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Altima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Corolla Hybrid and the Nissan Altima. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Altima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Altima.