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Changes for the 2011 Nissan Sentra include an increase in city fuel economy and a realignment of some option packages. 2.0 CVT, S and SL trims receive an SE-R style rear spoiler, while anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control are now standard on all trims.
For 2010, Sentra 2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL receive a slight exterior freshening of their hood, front fascia and rear end; Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is now available on all models. Packaging and option changes, as well as the addition of an optional (and very affordable) navigation system mark the other major changes.
All three trim levels benefit from minor but meaningful upgrades in standard equipment or option packages. The base 2.0 now has a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the 2.0 S adds a security system and anti-lock (ABS) brakes, the 2.0 SL gets XM Satellite Radio and all gain daytime running lights.
In addition to CVT availability, Nissan's second-smallest sedan is bigger inside and out, as well as more powerful: Specifically, 140 horsepower versus the prior 126. Buyers who crave more assertive performance can wait for the Sentra SE-R, which debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show and goes on sale in 2007.
When Nissan redesigned the Sentra last year, its goal was to create a compact economy car that looked and felt like a premium midsize sedan. While no mini-Maxima, we do think the Sentra feels very Altima-like, in both the way it drives and pampers its occupants. The refined interior doesn't just look great; it's actually quite functional, providing a big back seat and a spacious trunk. Understanding that today's car buyer is as concerned with high-tech as with high fuel economy, Nissan has equipped the Sentra with all manner of available treats, including the NissanConnect infotainment package that includes features to access Goggle and Pandora, as well as manage text messages.
By Jim on Saturday, June 22, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "great price, mpg, style, and features. roomy"
Cons: "can be noisy on inclines, certainly not sporty"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I chose the SL trim fully loaded and I gotta say, this car is fantastic for my needs. Averaging 36 MPG and rising every day I drive. Love the look of both the exterior and interior. I've seen a lot of reviews saying this car is grossly under powered, but I really don't think those assessments are fair. It certainly isn't a sports car, but for a normal commute, it has perfectly reasonable pick up and go. It can be a little noisy on steep inclines, but with the radio on, you don't even notice it. Plus, it sips the fuel!!! With all the features, space, and fuel economy this car offers, it's a real bargain for those who want the upscale look without the upscale price."
9 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By Joe on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Mileage, Appearence"
Cons: "Lack of interior storage space, seat height"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Just leased the redesigned 2013 Sentra SR. I traded a 2012 Nissan Altima special edition which was truly was a very decent car.; i.e., good gas mileage, very comfortable, attractive and extremely reliable. Why? Great Nissan incentives, boredom and an intrigue relative to superior gas mileage. My new Sentra is averaging 37 mpg just after 200 driven miles. OK, comfort and interior storage isn't comparable, ride is actually the same, maybe a little bit less road noise, handling is more then reasonable, although not conducive to sporting enthusiasts. In summary, if you're looking for a vehicle that demonstrates outstanding gas mileage, more than decent appointments, great appearance coupled with a price point that's extremely competitive, why not take a look?"
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By Melanie on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Roomy, Luxurious for the price and good mileage"
Cons: "CVT weird if you arent use to it"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I traded my 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe for the 2013 Nissan Sentra SV. Got a great deal too. Love it so far. Hard to get use to the CVT transmission though. Seems to always sound like its reving high. Hope it lasts 10 years like my Hyundai"
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful