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Nissan Sentra

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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

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Nissan Sentra

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption6.6 - 9.5 L/100km
  • Highway consumption4.9 - 7.8 L/100km
  • Width1760 mm
  • Length4625 - 4635 mm
  • Trunk space428 L
  • Cargo space428 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 version of the Nissan Sentra 2013 - present is available in 8 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the Basic trim:
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
1.8 L - Gas - 130 hp
City consumption:6.6 - 7.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.9 - 5.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:758 - 858 km

S trim features and specs

Available with the S trim:
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the S trim:
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the S trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the S trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the S trim:
1.8 L - Gas - 124 hp
City consumption:8.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:685 km
1.8 L - Gas - 130 hp
City consumption:8 - 9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 - 6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:624 - 700 km

SV Midnight Edition trim features and specs

Available with the SV Midnight Edition trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SV Midnight Edition trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SV Midnight Edition trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SV Midnight Edition trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SV Midnight Edition trim:
1.8 L - Gas - 124 hp
City consumption:8.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:685 km

NISMO trim features and specs

Available with the NISMO trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the NISMO trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the NISMO trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the NISMO trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the NISMO trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 188 hp
City consumption:9.4 - 9.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.6 - 7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:576 - 579 km

SR trim features and specs

Available with the SR trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SR trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SR trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SR trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the SR trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 188 hp
City consumption:8.9 - 9.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:604 - 611 km
1.8 L - Gas - 130 hp
City consumption:6.6 - 8 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.9 - 6.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:700 - 858 km

SV trim features and specs

Available with the SV trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SV trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Steel wheels (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SV trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SV trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the SV trim:
1.8 L - Gas - 124 hp
City consumption:8.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:685 km
1.8 L - Gas - 130 hp
City consumption:6.6 - 8.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.9 - 6.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:635 - 858 km

SR Premium trim features and specs

Available with the SR Premium trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SR Premium trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SR Premium trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SR Premium trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SR Premium trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 188 hp
City consumption:8.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:611 km

SL trim features and specs

Available with the SL trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SL trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SL trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SL trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the SL trim:
1.8 L - Gas - 124 hp
City consumption:8.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:685 km
1.8 L - Gas - 130 hp
City consumption:6.6 - 8 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.9 - 6.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:700 - 858 km

Overview of the Nissan Sentra

Learn about the 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.

Safety

After nearly 40 years on the road, the Nissan Sentra has offered many generations of the latest safety features. The release of the 2016 Nissan Sentra saw many added active safety features like the Advanced Drive-Assist® Display, a small LCD dashboard screen that provides a variety of information, such as:

  • Navigation instructions
  • Incoming text messages
  • Service warnings

Other safety features such as child safety locks and airbags are standard across all Nissan Sentra models and trims.

Interior

The Sentra's controls are user-friendly, intuitive and straightforward. However, some drivers call the design a little on the bland side. Heated front seats are standard on higher trims, and air conditioning is optional on the base trim level car.

Since the Nissan Sentra lacks several standard interior features, we recommend test-driving different trim levels to find the model you find most suitable to your needs.

Technology

If you need the latest bells and whistles to enjoy your time behind the wheel, we recommend sticking with the most recent models, as anything before the 2015 version lacks most interior technology features. You'll have to upgrade to higher trims to appreciate high-tech safety innovations like:

  • Auxiliary jack for easy plug and play
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • MP3 player (available on higher trims)
  • Satellite radio—available on the continuously variable transmission (CVT) 2.0 SL trim
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, available as of 2019 on every trim level except the base model

Space

The Nissan Sentra is well-known for its spacious interior and comfortable seating. Passengers will be pleasantly surprised with the amount of space there is in the backseat, particularly after the 2013 redesign.

The front driver seat might take some time to get used to, as some drivers have claimed it to be less comfortable than other models in its class. For a compact sedan, the Nissan Sentra offers an impressive amount of cargo space.

Comfort

The Nissan Sentra's CVT—a type of automatic transmission that shifts automatically and seamlessly through gears—offers excellent fuel efficiency. The CVT was found to be noisy, so Nissan addressed the problem with the 2014 release.

If you need a car just to zip around town, the base model of a pre-owned Nissan Sentra comes with a manual transmission and sells at a much lower price point than its competition, offering you greater value.

Frequently asked questions about the Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Altima has slightly longer and wider, but the Sentra is a few inches taller. In terms of cargo space, the Nissan Altima is only 0.3 cubic feet larger.

Yes. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard on all Nissan Sentra trims, which is the most common type of drivetrain for sedans.

The Nissan Sentra is classified as a compact car, making it small family car that sits between a subcompact car and a mid-size car.

No. The Nissan Sentra does not come with power seating, but a six-way manual driver seat and four-way manual front passenger seat are available.

The Nissan Sentra takes regular unleaded fuel across all trims, which is standard for vehicles in the compact sedan class.