Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra

About Nissan Sentra

A roomy compact sedan, the fuel-efficient 2018 Nissan Sentra is perennially popular with first-time car buyers and budget-minded consumers looking for a sporty 4-door. Now in its seventh generation, Nissan offers the new Sentra in a wide range of models including the fun-to-drive SR Turbo and the Sentra Nismo, which is a factory-tuned sports sedan with 188 horsepower. Not much smaller than the midsize Nissan Altima, the Sentra seats five and features a long list of available luxuries and the latest safety features including adaptive cruise-control and autonomous-braking systems. Most models are available with a manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission. Prices start around $17,000 for the base Sentra S, but we recommend stepping up to at least the better-equipped Sentra SV for about $20,000. Competitors include the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Chevy Cruze.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2018?
2018 Nissan Sentra

For 2018 Nissan has made Automatic Emergency Braking standard on all models except those with a manual transmission and the Sentra Nismo. A Rearview Monitor and 5-inch color screen are now standard on all models including the base Sentra S. The Sentra SV gets 16-inch wheels and standard dual-zone climate control. Other trim levels also get a boost of standard equipment.

  • Expert Rating: 8.2
  • Consumers Rating: 7.4
  • MPG 27|35
2017 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2017?
2017 Nissan Sentra

Nissan’s 2017 Sentra compact sedan gains a new, 188-horsepower turbocharged trim, not surprisingly dubbed the SR Turbo. Along with a more powerful engine, the SR Turbo brings a sport suspension, bigger brakes and recalibrated steering.

2016 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2016?
2016 Nissan Sentra

The 2016 Nissan Sentra gets new headlights, new taillights and new wheels across the board. Inside, there are now piano-black accents. New driver-assist technologies include forward emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. There are also improvements to the suspension, and a slew of new sound-deadening measures.

2015 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2015?
2015 Nissan Sentra

Nissan’s Sentra sedan for 2015 sees a number of big improvements including new standard features such as Bluetooth, a USB port and cruise control. The SV trim gains Intelligent Key, rearview camera and a new Style Package option. The SR gains heated front seats plus features from last year’s Driver’s Package.

2014 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2014?
2014 Nissan Sentra

Nissan tweaks the 2014 Sentra with some revised tuning to its CVT transmission, suspension and steering. New features include lower front-seat storage pockets and an updated NissanConnect with Apps.

2013 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2013?
2013 Nissan Sentra

The 2013 Nissan Sentra is as new as new gets. In addition to all the improvements you can see and touch, the Sentra is built on a new, lighter platform and driven by a new engine and transmission setup.

2012 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2012?
2012 Nissan Sentra

Changes for the 2012 Nissan Sentra sedan are limited to a new Technology Package on the S trim, and a Special Edition package for the SL that combines the Technology, Convenience and Moonroof packages into one low-cost bundle.

2011 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2011?
2011 Nissan Sentra

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.

2010 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2010?
2010 Nissan Sentra

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.

2009 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2009?
2009 Nissan Sentra

New for 2009 are speed-sensitive locks, new cloth seat trims, a new rear trunk lid, MP3 playback (S and SL trims) and three new colors.

2008 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2008?
2008 Nissan Sentra

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.

2007 Nissan Sentra
What's new for 2007?
2007 Nissan Sentra

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.

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Consumer Reviews

Best car for Value

By on Friday, January 12, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I own another vehicle, the 2017 RDX which I love and I also love the 2018 nissan sentra SR that I purchased for my teen child. I gave the RDX for my child to drive since I feel it is much stronger and safer. I now have been driving the 2018 Nissan Sentra and I have to say I love it. It is very comfortable, and nice looking for the size. I have had no problems and I dont understand why it has a low rating. Better than expected! I have owned a Honda Civic and I like the Nissan Sentra as much as I like the Civic."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

awesome car . had to trade my Nissan 350 z.for gas

By on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I don't own this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great gas milage clean upholstery extra trunk s"

Cons: "no cons on this car 37 miles to a gallon of gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love this car ,but I traded my favorite car for better gas milage"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Not blown away

By on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 36,325

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great interior, large spacious trunk, ECO/Sport"

Cons: "Transmission iffy, Repairs already needed,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Let me start by saying I love my cars interior and design, really big spacious trunk, good tech options and the ECO/Sport options... but mechanically I have not felt confident in this cars lasting-power since not too long after it was purchased. Bought this car with 5k miles, put 31k on it since... Last month I had to have my entire shifter replaced as my car was getting stuck in park and nothing could make it budge! Early into owning the car, I took it to the dealer as it sounded and felt like my car was having a hard time shifting upon initial acceleration... When driving with the tech, he agreed it sounded and felt off and he actually did warn me that they received a lot of this make that come back with transmission issues, RED FLAG! That's a Nissan tech telling me that!... Low and behold they couldn't recreate the issue and nothing was fixed. They told me it was likely the new transmissions they are using that are supposed to shift differently. I have always been a Toyota driver, When my last car was totaled after someone hit me, I had a hard time finding a replacement in my budget. I chose this car as I've been told you can't go wrong with Japanese cars if you take care of them. I have stayed up to date on my oil changes, brakes, etc...but it's the bigger before mentioned issues that concern me. I will note also that the periodical routine maintenance (5k miles, 10k, etc) do seem to be very pricey at the dealership as well for what they do. I just don't have confidence in this car long term and will likely trade it in for a Toyota soon. In general I don't think cars are built like they used to be, but that's just my thinking."

17 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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