Toyota Corolla vs Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost

Does the Toyota Corolla or Nissan Sentra have cheaper car insurance? We compared rates for every trim back to 2015 and it's not even close!

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  • At an average cost of $1,500 per year, a 2022 Nissan Sentra is cheaper to insure than a 2022 Toyota Corolla by an average of $12 per year.
  • For a 2022 Toyota Corolla, rates range from $1,428 to $1,574 per year, while a 2022 Nissan Sentra ranges from $1,430 to $1,556.
  • Out of 20 models in the 2022 small car segment, the Toyota Corolla ranks #6 and the Nissan Sentra ranks #5 for most affordable car insurance.

Does a Toyota Corolla or Nissan Sentra cost less to insure?

For the 2022 model year, the one with the cheapest average auto insurance rates is the Nissan Sentra. Average car insurance rates for the Toyota Corolla are $1,500 per year, and the Nissan Sentra averages $1,488 per year.

The exact cost of insurance can vary considerably for different trim levels, however. For a 2022 Toyota Corolla, car insurance rates range from the cheapest rate of $1,428 per year for the L model up to the highest rate of $1,574 for the XSE Apex Edition model. For a 2022 Nissan Sentra, rates can range from $1,430 per year for the S model up to $1,556 for the most expensive SR Premium model.

When comparing car insurance rates for both models by trim level, the cheapest model and trim level is the Toyota Corolla L at an average cost of $1,428 per year. The most expensive model and trim level is the Toyota Corolla XSE Apex Edition at a cost of $1,574 per year.

For a 2022 Toyota Corolla, the cheapest models are the L, LE, and SE Hatchback. The cheapest Nissan Sentra models include the S, SV, and SR.

Average car insurance rates for all 2022 Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra trim levels range from $119 to $131 per month.

The table shown below compares the 12-month and monthly car insurance cost for 2022 Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra models, showing average premium cost for each trim level.

2022 Toyota Corolla vs Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost by Trim Level
Model and Trim Level Annual Cost Monthly Cost
$1,428$119
$1,430$119
$1,440$120
$1,470$123
$1,476$123
$1,482$124
$1,486$124
$1,488$124
$1,490$124
$1,496$125
$1,506$126
$1,518$127
$1,524$127
$1,532$128
$1,542$129
$1,556$130
$1,574$131

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Table Data Details: Average annual and monthly cost assumes a clean driving record and no at-fault accidents for a 40-year-old driver rated on a 2022 Toyota Corolla and a 2022 Nissan Sentra. Full coverage physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged for all U.S. states.Data last updated on December 5, 2022
2022 Toyota Corolla vs Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost by Trim Level

The chart below compares average cost for Toyota Corolla insurance to Nissan Sentra insurance for 2022 models and drivers aged 20, 30, 40 and 50.

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Chart Data Details: Average insurance rates are for a 2022 Toyota Corolla and a 2022 Nissan Sentra with safe driver and claim-free discounts applied. Physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged across all U.S. states. Rates are also averaged for all Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra trim levels.Data last updated on December 5, 2022
2022 Toyota Corolla vs. 2022 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
2022 Toyota Corolla vs. 2022 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
Vehicle Make/Model Driver Age 20 Driver Age 30 Driver Age 40 Driver Age 50
Toyota Corolla$2,946$1,556$1,500$1,368
Nissan Sentra$2,916$1,552$1,488$1,354

The tables below detail insurance rates for all trim levels of 2022 Corolla and Sentra models. The 2022 Toyota Corolla has an average insurance cost of $1,500 and the 2022 Nissan Sentra is $1,488, making the Nissan Sentra cheaper by $12 per year.

2022 Toyota Corolla

$1,500

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2022 Toyota Corolla
2022 Toyota Corolla TrimsRate
L$1,428
LE1,440
SE Hatchback1,470
SE1,482
SE Nightshade Edition Hatchback1,490
SE Nightshade Edition1,496
LE Hybrid1,506
XLE1,518
XSE Hatchback1,524
SE Apex Edition1,532
XSE1,542
XSE Apex Edition1,574
2022 Toyota Corolla Average Rate$1,500

2022 Nissan Sentra

$1,488

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2022 Toyota Corolla
2022 Nissan Sentra TrimsRate
S$1,430
SV1,476
SR1,486
SR Midnight Edition1,488
SR Premium1,556
2022 Nissan Sentra Average Rate$1,488

2021 Toyota Corolla vs. Nissan Sentra

For 2021 Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra models, the Toyota Corolla has cheaper car insurance rates by an average of $100 per year for this comparison year.

The next chart displays the average cost to insure both 2021 models using a range of rated driver ages. For a 2021 Toyota Corolla, average insurance cost ranges from $1,124 to $2,422 per year for the example age groups. A 2021 Nissan Sentra costs from $1,212 to $2,606 to insure per year.

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Chart Data Details: Average insurance rates are for a 2021 Toyota Corolla and a 2021 Nissan Sentra with safe driver and claim-free discounts applied. Physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged across all U.S. states. Rates are also averaged for all Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra trim levels.Data last updated on December 5, 2022
2021 Toyota Corolla vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
2021 Toyota Corolla vs. 2021 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
Vehicle Make/Model Driver Age 20 Driver Age 30 Driver Age 40 Driver Age 50
Toyota Corolla$2,422$1,292$1,232$1,124
Nissan Sentra$2,606$1,394$1,332$1,212

Out of 12 trims for the 2021 Toyota Corolla, the cheapest average car insurance prices are on the iM SE Hatchback model at a cost of $1,164 per year, or about $97 per month. For the five trim levels available for the Nissan Sentra, the cheapest 2021 trim to insure is the S Sedan model at a cost of $1,276.

When comparing rates by trim level for both models, the cheapest model and trim level to insure is the Toyota Corolla iM SE Hatchback at an average rate of $1,164 per year, and the most expensive vehicle to insure is the Nissan Sentra SV Premium Sedan at a cost of $1,366 per year.

The next tables show all the available trims for both 2021 models, along with the average rate for each model. The 2021 Toyota Corolla has more affordable average car insurance than the 2021 Nissan Sentra.

2021 Toyota Corolla

$1,232

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2021 Toyota Corolla
2021 Toyota Corolla TrimsRate
iM SE Hatchback$1,164
L Hatchback1,176
L Sedan1,176
LE Sedan1,198
LE Premium Hatchback1,220
Hybrid LE Sedan1,232
SE Sedan1,232
iM XSE Hatchback1,232
SE Premium Hatchback1,278
XLE Sedan1,278
XSE Sedan1,278
XLE Hatchback1,326
2021 Toyota Corolla Average Rate$1,232

2021 Nissan Sentra

$1,332

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2021 Toyota Corolla
2021 Nissan Sentra TrimsRate
S Sedan$1,276
SR Sedan1,320
SV Sedan1,320
SR Premium Sedan1,366
SV Premium Sedan1,366
2021 Nissan Sentra Average Rate$1,332

2020 Toyota Corolla vs. Nissan Sentra

When comparing insurance cost for 2020 models, a Toyota Corolla costs an average of $1,214 per year to insure and a Nissan Sentra costs $1,308, making the Toyota Corolla cheaper to insure by $94 per year for this comparison year.

The next chart demonstrates the average cost to insure the two models with different driver age groups. For a 2020 Toyota Corolla, the average car insurance cost ranges from $1,106 to $2,390 per year. A 2020 Nissan Sentra costs from $1,190 to $2,564 to insure per year.

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Chart Data Details: Average insurance rates are for a 2020 Toyota Corolla and a 2020 Nissan Sentra with safe driver and claim-free discounts applied. Physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged across all U.S. states. Rates are also averaged for all Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra trim levels.Data last updated on December 5, 2022
2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
Vehicle Make/Model Driver Age 20 Driver Age 30 Driver Age 40 Driver Age 50
Toyota Corolla$2,390$1,272$1,214$1,106
Nissan Sentra$2,564$1,368$1,308$1,190

The 2020 Toyota Corolla has 12 trim levels available, with the cheapest trim to insure being the L Hatchback trim at an average cost of $1,154 per year. For the five trims available for the Nissan Sentra, the cheapest 2020 trim to insure is the S Sedan trim at a cost of $1,254.

When average car insurance prices for all 17 trim levels for the 2020 model year of both models are compared, the lowest-cost model and trim to insure is the Toyota Corolla L Hatchback at a cost of $1,154 per year, and the most expensive model and trim level is the Nissan Sentra SV Premium Sedan at a cost of $1,342 per year.

The next two rate tables show average car insurance rates for every trim level for both 2020 models, along with an average cost for each model. The 2020 Toyota Corolla has cheaper average auto insurance rates than the 2020 Nissan Sentra.

2020 Toyota Corolla

$1,214

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Toyota Corolla TrimsRate
L Hatchback$1,154
L Sedan1,154
iM SE Hatchback1,160
LE Sedan1,176
LE Premium Hatchback1,198
Hybrid LE Sedan1,212
SE Sedan1,212
iM XSE Hatchback1,234
SE Premium Hatchback1,254
XLE Sedan1,254
XSE Sedan1,254
XLE Hatchback1,302
2020 Toyota Corolla Average Rate$1,214

2020 Nissan Sentra

$1,308

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Nissan Sentra TrimsRate
S Sedan$1,254
SR Sedan1,298
SV Sedan1,298
SR Premium Sedan1,342
SV Premium Sedan1,342
2020 Nissan Sentra Average Rate$1,308

2019 Toyota Corolla vs. Nissan Sentra

For 2019 Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra models, the Toyota Corolla has cheaper car insurance rates by an average of $216 per year for this comparison year.

The next chart displays the average cost to insure the two models for a range of driver ages. For a 2019 Toyota Corolla, the average car insurance cost ranges from $1,032 to $2,220 per year for the example age groups. A 2019 Nissan Sentra costs from $1,228 to $2,644 to insure per year.

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Chart Data Details: Average insurance rates are for a 2019 Toyota Corolla and a 2019 Nissan Sentra with safe driver and claim-free discounts applied. Physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged across all U.S. states. Rates are also averaged for all Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra trim levels.Data last updated on December 5, 2022
2019 Toyota Corolla vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
2019 Toyota Corolla vs. 2019 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
Vehicle Make/Model Driver Age 20 Driver Age 30 Driver Age 40 Driver Age 50
Toyota Corolla$2,220$1,184$1,134$1,032
Nissan Sentra$2,644$1,400$1,350$1,228

For the 12 trims available for the 2019 Toyota Corolla, the cheapest trim to insure is the L Hatchback trim at an average cost of $1,110 per year. For the five trims available for the Nissan Sentra, the cheapest 2019 trim to insure is the S Sedan trim at a cost of $1,258 per year, or around $105 per month.

When trim-level rates for both models are compared, the most affordable model and trim level to insure is the Toyota Corolla L Hatchback at an average cost of $1,110 per year, and the highest-cost model and trim is the Nissan Sentra Nismo Sedan at an average cost of $1,416 per year.

The two tables below show the average cost to insure all 2019 trim levels, along with the average rate for each model. The model with the cheapest overall car insurance rates for 2019 is the Toyota Corolla.

2019 Toyota Corolla

$1,134

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2019 Toyota Corolla
2019 Toyota Corolla TrimsRate
L Hatchback$1,110
L Sedan1,110
LE EcoHatchback1,110
LE EcoSedan1,110
LE Hatchback1,110
LE Sedan1,110
SE Hatchback1,152
SE Sedan1,152
XLE Hatchback1,164
XLE Sedan1,164
XSE Hatchback1,164
XSE Sedan1,164
2019 Toyota Corolla Average Rate$1,134

2019 Nissan Sentra

$1,350

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2019 Toyota Corolla
2019 Nissan Sentra TrimsRate
S Sedan$1,258
SV Sedan1,302
SL Sedan1,386
SR Sedan1,386
Nismo Sedan1,416
2019 Nissan Sentra Average Rate$1,350

2018 Toyota Corolla vs. Nissan Sentra

For 2018 Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra models, the Nissan Sentra is cheaper to insure by an average of $80 per year.

The chart below demonstrates the average cost to insure both models for the 20, 30, 40, and 50-year-old driver age groups. Average car insurance cost ranges from $1,276 to $2,758 per year for a 2018 Toyota Corolla, and $1,202 to $2,580 for a 2018 Nissan Sentra for the age groups used in the chart.

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Chart Data Details: Average insurance rates are for a 2018 Toyota Corolla and a 2018 Nissan Sentra with safe driver and claim-free discounts applied. Physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged across all U.S. states. Rates are also averaged for all Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra trim levels.Data last updated on December 5, 2022
2018 Toyota Corolla vs. 2018 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
2018 Toyota Corolla vs. 2018 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
Vehicle Make/Model Driver Age 20 Driver Age 30 Driver Age 40 Driver Age 50
Toyota Corolla$2,758$1,444$1,400$1,276
Nissan Sentra$2,580$1,366$1,320$1,202

For the six trims available for the 2018 Toyota Corolla, the cheapest trim level to insure is the L Sedan trim at an average cost of $1,372 per year.

The 2018 Nissan Sentra has five trims available, with the cheapest trim level to insure being the S Sedan model at an average cost of $1,234 per year.

When rates for all 11 trim levels for both vehicles are compared, the lowest-cost model and trim level to insure is the Nissan Sentra S Sedan at a cost of $1,234 per year. The highest-cost model and trim is the Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan at an average of $1,454 per year.

The tables below display both 2018 models and all trim levels available for each one, including the average rate for each model. The cheapest of the two models to insure for the 2018 model year is the Nissan Sentra.

2018 Toyota Corolla

$1,400

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2018 Toyota Corolla
2018 Toyota Corolla TrimsRate
L Sedan$1,372
LE EcoSedan1,372
LE Sedan1,372
SE Sedan1,414
XLE Sedan1,414
XSE Sedan1,454
2018 Toyota Corolla Average Rate$1,400

2018 Nissan Sentra

$1,320

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2018 Toyota Corolla
2018 Nissan Sentra TrimsRate
S Sedan$1,234
SV Sedan1,276
SR Sedan1,336
SL Sedan1,358
Nismo Sedan1,386
2018 Nissan Sentra Average Rate$1,320

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. Nissan Sentra

When comparing insurance rates for 2017 models, the Toyota Corolla costs an average of $1,372 per year to insure and the Nissan Sentra costs $1,236, making the Nissan Sentra the winner by $136 for the 2017 comparison year.

The rate chart below shows the average cost to insure both 2017 models for drivers from age 20 to 50. For a 2017 Toyota Corolla, insurance cost ranges from $1,256 to $2,710 per year for the example age groups. A 2017 Nissan Sentra costs from $1,126 to $2,420 to insure per year.

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Chart Data Details: Average insurance rates are for a 2017 Toyota Corolla and a 2017 Nissan Sentra with safe driver and claim-free discounts applied. Physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged across all U.S. states. Rates are also averaged for all Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra trim levels.Data last updated on December 5, 2022
2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
Vehicle Make/Model Driver Age 20 Driver Age 30 Driver Age 40 Driver Age 50
Toyota Corolla$2,710$1,414$1,372$1,256
Nissan Sentra$2,420$1,276$1,236$1,126

Out of seven trim levels for the 2017 Toyota Corolla, the cheapest auto insurance rates are on the L Sedan trim at a cost of $1,344 per year, or $112 per month. Out of the three trims available for the Nissan Sentra, the cheapest 2017 trim level to insure is the S Sedan model at a cost of $1,208.

When comparing car insurance rates for both models by trim level, the cheapest model and trim level to insure is the Nissan Sentra S Sedan at a cost of $1,208 per year, and the most expensive model and trim level is the Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan costing $1,424 per year.

The two tables below illustrate the average insurance cost by trim level for both 2017 models, including an overall average rate. The winner for the 2017 car insurance comparison is the Nissan Sentra.

2017 Toyota Corolla

$1,372

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2017 Toyota Corolla
2017 Toyota Corolla TrimsRate
L Sedan$1,344
LE EcoSedan1,344
LE Sedan1,344
50th Anniversary Special Edition Sedan1,384
SE Sedan1,384
XLE Sedan1,384
XSE Sedan1,424
2017 Toyota Corolla Average Rate$1,372

2017 Nissan Sentra

$1,236

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2017 Toyota Corolla
2017 Nissan Sentra TrimsRate
S Sedan$1,208
SR Sedan1,248
SV Sedan1,248
2017 Nissan Sentra Average Rate$1,236

2016 Toyota Corolla vs. Nissan Sentra

When comparing average insurance rates for 2016 models, a Toyota Corolla costs an average of $1,248 per year to insure and a Nissan Sentra costs $1,218, making the Nissan Sentra cheaper to insure by $30 per year.

The next chart demonstrates the average cost to insure the two models rated for multiple driver ages. For a 2016 Toyota Corolla, insurance cost ranges from $1,140 to $2,460 per year for the included driver ages. A 2016 Nissan Sentra costs from $1,110 to $2,390 to insure per year.

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Chart Data Details: Average insurance rates are for a 2016 Toyota Corolla and a 2016 Nissan Sentra with safe driver and claim-free discounts applied. Physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged across all U.S. states. Rates are also averaged for all Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra trim levels.Data last updated on December 5, 2022
2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
Vehicle Make/Model Driver Age 20 Driver Age 30 Driver Age 40 Driver Age 50
Toyota Corolla$2,460$1,290$1,248$1,140
Nissan Sentra$2,390$1,254$1,218$1,110

For the 11 trim levels available for the 2016 Toyota Corolla, the cheapest trim to insure is the L Sedan model at an average cost of $1,190 per year, or around $99 per month. For the five trims available for the Nissan Sentra, the cheapest 2016 trim to insure is the S Sedan trim at a cost of $1,164.

When comparing rates by trim level for both models, the most affordable model and trim level to insure is the Nissan Sentra S Sedan at an average rate of $1,164 per year, and the most expensive vehicle to insure is the Toyota Corolla S Premium Sedan at an average cost of $1,302 per year.

The rate tables below display average car insurance cost by trim level for each 2016 model, as well as an average rate for each model.

2016 Toyota Corolla

$1,248

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2016 Toyota Corolla
2016 Toyota Corolla TrimsRate
L Sedan$1,190
LE EcoPlus Sedan1,228
LE EcoSedan1,228
LE Plus Sedan1,228
LE Sedan1,228
S Plus Sedan1,228
S Sedan1,228
Special Edition Sedan1,264
LE EcoPremium Sedan1,302
LE Premium Sedan1,302
S Premium Sedan1,302
2016 Toyota Corolla Average Rate$1,248

2016 Nissan Sentra

$1,218

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2016 Toyota Corolla
2016 Nissan Sentra TrimsRate
S Sedan$1,164
S Plus Sedan1,202
SV Sedan1,202
SR Sedan1,238
SL Sedan1,276
2016 Nissan Sentra Average Rate$1,218

2015 Toyota Corolla vs. Nissan Sentra

For the 2015 Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra models, the Nissan Sentra has cheaper car insurance cost by an average of $36 per year.

The next chart illustrates the average cost to insure both models using different driver ages. For a 2015 Toyota Corolla, average car insurance cost ranges from $1,026 to $2,212 per year for the driver ages used. A 2015 Nissan Sentra costs from $992 to $2,130 to insure per year.

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Chart Data Details: Average insurance rates are for a 2015 Toyota Corolla and a 2015 Nissan Sentra with safe driver and claim-free discounts applied. Physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged across all U.S. states. Rates are also averaged for all Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra trim levels.Data last updated on December 5, 2022
2015 Toyota Corolla vs. 2015 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
2015 Toyota Corolla vs. 2015 Nissan Sentra Insurance Cost
Vehicle Make/Model Driver Age 20 Driver Age 30 Driver Age 40 Driver Age 50
Toyota Corolla$2,212$1,164$1,124$1,026
Nissan Sentra$2,130$1,128$1,088$992

Out of 10 trim levels for the 2015 Toyota Corolla, the cheapest rates are on the L Sedan trim at a cost of $1,076 per year.

For the five trims available for the Nissan Sentra, the cheapest 2015 trim to insure is the S Plus Sedan model at a cost of $1,060 per year, or about $88 per month.

When rates for all 15 trim levels for both vehicles are compared, the overall cheapest vehicle to insure to insure is the Nissan Sentra S Plus Sedan at an average cost of $1,060 per year, and the overall most expensive vehicle to insure is the Toyota Corolla S Premium Sedan costing an average of $1,180 per year.

The tables shown below display average car insurance rates for every trim level for both 2015 models, including an overall average rate. The 2015 Nissan Sentra takes the trophy over the 2015 Toyota Corolla for the cheapest overall car insurance rates.

2015 Toyota Corolla

$1,124

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2015 Toyota Corolla
2015 Toyota Corolla TrimsRate
L Sedan$1,076
LE EcoPlus Sedan1,110
LE EcoSedan1,110
LE Plus Sedan1,110
LE Sedan1,110
S Plus Sedan1,110
S Sedan1,110
LE Premium Sedan1,144
LE EcoPremium Sedan1,180
S Premium Sedan1,180
2015 Toyota Corolla Average Rate$1,124

2015 Nissan Sentra

$1,088

Insurance Rates by Trim Level for 2015 Toyota Corolla
2015 Nissan Sentra TrimsRate
S Plus Sedan$1,060
S Sedan1,060
SR Sedan1,096
SV Sedan1,096
SL Sedan1,132
2015 Nissan Sentra Average Rate$1,088

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