Intelligent, nimble, and fun, the 2020 Nissan Altima and 2020 Toyota Corolla are not your father's sedans. Elevated performance and advanced safety and tech features have taken the sedan driving experience to next-level status.

In this comparison, we put the 2020 Nissan Altima SR alongside the 2020 Toyota Corolla SE to see how they line up. What are the Nissan Altima and Toyota Corolla differences?

The team at Hugh White Nissan Lancaster in Lancaster, OH, put together this comparison so you can learn more about the 2020 Nissan Altima and what it offers you. View our Nissan Altima inventory and offers and contact us online or at (877) 796-5570 if you have questions or would like to schedule a test drive.

2020 Nissan Altima vs Toyota Corolla

Both the 2020 Nissan Altima SR and 2020 Toyota Corolla SE pair their engines with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for a smooth ride, fewer emissions, and enhanced fuel economy. Both come standard with front-wheel drive, with the 2020 Altima SR also available with an intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) option. A 248-horsepower 2.0L variable compression turbo engine (VC-Turbo®) is also available on the Altima SR trim.

2020 Nissan Altima SR


2020 Toyota Corolla SE

2.5L direct-injection I4


2.0L I4




188 HP


169 HP

180 lb.-ft. of torque


151 lb.-ft. of torque

28 city/39 hwy


31 city/40 hwy

2020 Nissan Altima vs Toyota Corolla
Interior Features

Both the 2020 Altima SR and the 2020 Corolla SE seat up to five passengers. Each offers cruise control, a backup camera, a six-speaker sound system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Altima SR features an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat and available driver's seat lumbar support, while the Corolla SE features a premium sport seat with a six-way adjustable driver's seat.

2020 Nissan Altima interior seating

2020 Nissan Altima vs Toyota Corolla
Technology Features

Both the Altima SR and the Corolla SE feature entertainment, connectivity, and driver assist technologies to enhance your overall driving experience. The 2020 Nissan Altima leverages Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ to connect you to your world, enhance your confidence while on the road, and thrill you with the future of driving today. Features on the Altima SR include:

  • NissanConnect® 8-in. touchscreen display
  • Bluetooth® streaming audio and hands-free text messaging assistant
  • Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Siri® Eyes Free
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • USB and USB-C ports

Infotainment features offered with the 2020 Toyota Corolla SE include an 8-in. touchscreen display, Bluetooth® wireless technology, Siri® Eyes Free/Apple CarPlay®/Amazon Alexa® capability, Wi-Fi Connect powered by Verizon®, and USB ports.

2020 Nissan Altima infotainment

2020 Nissan Altima vs Toyota Corolla

As part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the 2020 Altima SR comes equipped with Safety Shield® 360 that features six Nissan Intelligent Mobility monitoring technologies. Also available on the 2020 Altima SR is the ProPILOT Assist hands-on driving assistant.

Other safety features include cruise control, an advanced airbag system, LATCH system, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The 2020 Corolla SE also offers an airbag and child protection system, plus a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, cruise control, lane tracing and road sign assist.

2020 Nissan Altima safety

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