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Nissan Sentra vs. Toyota Yaris Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2007 - 2011 Toyota Yaris
6% Best 48% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Salesman said Nissans often need nothing but routine maintenance for over 100,000 miles full 2008 Nissan Sentra review
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Longest running Nissan model. full 2007 Nissan Sentra review
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Owned many Nissan products & all have been pleasant. Tough little car full 2007 Nissan Sentra review
2004 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
NissanĀ“s legendary reliability and superb building. full 2004 Nissan Sentra review
Nissan Sentra Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Recall on master brake cylinder. 4 wheel alignment (toe) was grossly out of spec from the factory. TPMS is not reliable. full 2007 Nissan Sentra review
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The powertrain. full 2006 Nissan Sentra review
2005 0 My complaints about this car are limited, but critical. In the time I had this vehicle, I drove less than 80k miles. In that time, I had to replace a head gasket (At 50k), and was about to do so again (at 79k) before I made the decision to sell it and get something else. The window motors are attached to the windows using plastic pieces that break easily, and are non-replaceable, requiring the entire window motor and armature to be replaced (For around $200, just for parts) rather than replacing the 10 cent plastic clip that broke. The CD player started acting up at around 25k miles, and by 45k was dead and gone. I admit that this was several years into ownership, but it wasn't that frequently used. full 2005 Nissan Sentra review
2004 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Entire car feels like a rattle trap. Transmission going bad after only 30,000 miles. Starts hard. full 2004 Nissan Sentra review
2003 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This car was in the shop more days then I actually drove it. Worst vehicle I have ever owned. full 2003 Nissan Sentra review
2002 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Lots of problems reported full 2002 Nissan Sentra review
2002 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
1. Paint poor in 1st year, chips off 2. Engine sensors die often (recalls galore) 3. Pre-Catalytic converter disintegrates and particles are sucked into engine and kill it. 4.Butterfly valve screws and plate fall into engine from intake manifold. & mo full 2002 Nissan Sentra review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Its a Toyota, simple as that. They are built to last. full 2010 Toyota Yaris review
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I am a stickler on maintenance and was very disappointed on the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice! I was not given any reason why this would happened but so far since the last repair it seems all is fine. I change my own oil and was able to notice the problem way before it was serious as I notice an oozing of manual transmission oil around this drive shaft. I have not been able to find this is a common problem though. full 2010 Toyota Yaris review
2009 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have not had a single problem with the car in the first seven months of ownership. Put gas in, change the oil and it just goes. full 2009 Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Other than a few minor warranty problems the car is solid. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have had 3 Toyotas now and all have been trouble free for over 150,000km. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It has a good reputation. I have known many Toyotas to have well over 250,000 miles on them without so much as minor maintenance and a few small repairs. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Have owned this car for almost three years. NO need to go to the shop at all (oil changes and other routine maintenance has been done at home). full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Know others who own Toyotas and all are very happy. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
This car uses the tried and true 1NZ-FE engine and 2nd generation of the C50 transmission, both of which can take a licking and keep on ticking. It enjoys the typical and legendary Toyota legacy of reliability. full 2007 Toyota Yaris review
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Many years history of solid red dots on Consumer Reports Reliability Survey. full 2007 Toyota Yaris review
Toyota Yaris Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
As stated only problem was the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice. full 2010 Toyota Yaris review