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Nissan Sentra:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Nissan Sentra side view
Nissan Sentra angular front perspective
Nissan Sentra angular rear perspective

Overview of the Nissan Sentra

Learn about the Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra Summary

The Nissan Sentra has been on the market since 1982. With such an impressive lifespan, it has gone through several major aesthetic and technological evolutions. Classified as a compact sedan, the Nissan Sentra is similar in both size and look to the Toyota Corolla.

One of the reasons the Nissan Sentra continues to be one of the most popular cars on the road might be in part thanks to its continued reliability and user-friendly controls. The Nissan Sentra is an affordable car that delivers a comfortable ride, generous trunk and cabin space and great fuel efficiency.

Pros and cons of the Nissan Sentra

  • Spacious interior
  • User-friendly controls
  • Manual transmission available on base trim
  • Active safety tech only on upper models
  • CVT transmission can be noisy
  • Modest styling
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Nissan Sentra

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags10

Specifications of the Nissan Sentra

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption8 - 9.4 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6 - 6.5 L/100km
  • Width1816 mm
  • Length4640 mm
  • Trunk space405 L
  • Cargo space405 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Nissan Sentra

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Nissan Sentra 2020 - 2021 is available in 6 trims:

S trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Nissan Sentra

Dimensions of the Nissan Sentra

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211448 mm1816 mm4640 mm
20201448 mm1816 mm4640 mm