|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2018 Nissan Sentra
|SR Turbo||1.6L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||7.0 sec||15.4 sec @ 94 mph||26/32/28 mpg||Car and Driver|
2017 Nissan Sentra
|NISMO||1.6L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||7.0 sec||15.4 sec @ 94 mph||25/31/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
|NISMO||1.6L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||7.3 sec||15.4 sec @ 92.4 mph||25/31/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|NISMO||1.6L Turbo I-4||FWD||6M||7.6 sec||15.6 sec @ 93 mph||25/31/32 mpg||Motor Week|
2016 Nissan Sentra
|SL||1.8L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.5 sec||17.4 sec @ 81 mph||29/37/31 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SL||1.8L I-4||FWD||CVT||10.0 sec||17.6 sec @ 79.5 mph||29/37/28.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
|SL||1.8L I-4||FWD||CVT||10.2 sec||18.2 sec @ 78 mph||29/37/33.4 mpg||Motor Week|
2013 Nissan Sentra
|SL||1.8L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.2 sec||17.2 sec @ 81 mph||30/38/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SL||1.8L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.6 sec||17.3 sec @ 81 mph||30/38/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SL||1.8L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.7 sec||17.4 sec @ 80.1 mph||30/38/21.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
2007 Nissan Sentra
|2.0 S||2.0L I-4||FWD||6M||8.3 sec||16.5 sec @ 84 mph||24/31/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.0 S||2.0L I-4||FWD||CVT||9.2 sec||17.1 sec @ 79.7 mph||25/33/25.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
|SE-R||2.5L I-4||FWD||CVT||7.4 sec||15.7 sec @ 89.9 mph||24/30/22.4 mpg||Motor Trend|
|SE-R Spec V||2.5L I-4||FWD||6M||6.4 sec||15.0 sec @ 94 mph||21/29/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE-R Spec V||2.5L I-4||FWD||6M||6.4 sec||14.9 sec @ 93.6 mph||21/29/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SE-R Spec V||2.5L I-4||FWD||6M||7.0 sec||15.4 sec @ 92 mph||21/29/28 mpg||Motor Week|
|SE-R Spec V||2.5L I-4||FWD||6M||6.6 sec||15.0 sec @ 94.2 mph||21/29/22.1 mpg||Road & Track|
2004 Nissan Sentra
|NISMO SE-R S-Tune||2.5L I-4||FWD||6M||7.3 sec||15.6 sec @ 89.8 mph||20/27/---- mpg||Road & Track|
2003 Nissan Sentra
|SE-R Spec V||2.5L I-4||FWD||6M||7.3 sec||15.6 sec @ 90 mph||20/27/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE-R Spec V||2.5L I-4||FWD||6M||7.3 sec||15.6 sec @ 90.3 mph||20/27/23.4 mpg||Road & Track|
2002 Nissan Sentra
|GXE||1.8L I-4||FWD||5M||9.0 sec||17.0 sec @ 82 mph||24/32/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE-R Spec V||2.5L I-4||FWD||6M||7.4 sec||15.7 sec @ 90 mph||19/26/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE-R Spec V||2.5L I-4||FWD||6M||7.1 sec||15.5 sec @ 90 mph||19/26/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2000 Nissan Sentra
|GXE||1.8L I-4||FWD||5M||8.9 sec||16.9 sec @ 81 mph||23/32/28 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||8.0 sec||16.3 sec @ 85 mph||21/28/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||7.9 sec||16.0 sec @ 85.5 mph||21/28/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SE||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||8.3 sec||16.3 sec @ 84 mph||21/28/29 mpg||Motor Week|
1995 Nissan Sentra
|GXE||1.6L I-4||FWD||5M||8.5 sec||16.7 sec @ 82 mph||25/34/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|GXE||1.6L I-4||FWD||5M||9.6 sec||17.3 sec @ 79.4 mph||25/34/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1993 Nissan Sentra
|SE-R Coupe||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||7.6 sec||15.8 sec @ 88.3 mph||21/29/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1992 Nissan Sentra
|E Coupe||1.6L I-4||FWD||4M||8.4 sec||16.7 sec @ 82 mph||25/33/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
1991 Nissan Sentra
|SE-R Coupe||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||7.4 sec||15.8 sec @ 87 mph||21/29/24 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE-R Coupe||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||7.6 sec||15.9 sec @ 86 mph||21/29/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
1986 Nissan Sentra
|SE Coupe||1.6L I-4||FWD||5M||13.4 sec||19.2 sec @ 70 mph||27/35/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
1982 Nissan Sentra
|XE 3-door Hatchback||1.5L I-4||FWD||5M||12.7 sec||18.6 sec @ 72 mph||----/----/32 mpg||Car and Driver|
About Nissan Sentra
The Sentra has a reputation of a car that is bigger than its price. This is what Nissan has tried to do – provide a bigger and roomier car than its asking price. It is no different with the current Nissan Sentra.
The latest Sentra advances this philosophy by the addition of sleek styling and robust performance. There is more room in the cabin of the current model, and the comfort you can get inside is really superior to other cars in its class.
So, if you want more value for your money, you have to consider the latest Nissan Sentra.
A Brief Glimpse at Nissan Sentra’s History
The first Nissan Sentra was launched in 1982 as the Nissan Sunny which was exported to the United States. Other countries such as Chile, Brazil and Bolivia also made and sold their versions of the Sunny.
Nissan continued to produce the Sunny until 2006 when it was rebranded as the Nissan Sentra. However, the Sentra brand was not used in Japan.
In 2013, the Sentra became the rebadged version of the Japanese Nissan Sylphy. The name Sentra was the idea of Ira Bachrach of Namelab. Since Nissan wanted a car that evokes an image of security, he coined the word Sentra because it sounds like sentry.
Here are the most important specs of the Nissan Sentra that you need to know. From this data, you will see that this car really offers more bang for the buck.
- Engine: 1.8 liter, I-4, 4 cylinders, 16 valves, 124/130 horsepower at 6,000 RPM, 128/125 lb.-ft. torque
- Drive type: Front-wheel drive
- Transmission: 6 speed manual, or Continuously Variable Automatic
- Steering: tilt steering wheel, or telescoping steering wheel
- Brakes: brakes assist and ABS brakes
The Nissan Sentra is not tops in the area of handling, but since it is designed for the mass market, it delivers enough power and comfort for every day driving and commuting needs.
Do not push the Nissan too hard or it will lean excessively. Its suspension will unload suddenly in ways that would interrupt smooth lines through tight back and forth swings.
You will be impressed though with its nicely weighted and stable steering. It is sensitive to speed and borders on the capability of the Altima, a higher priced Nissan model.
The Sentra’s 1.8 liter, 130 hp. engine with Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission does very well in every day commuting. Its current model dropped 150 pounds of curb weight therefore the car feels light and nimble.
You will need to adjust to the car’s CVT. It may not offer too much acceleration at the start, but given time, you’ll find that when you push the accelerator, it will pin you back to your seat because the car will move very briskly.
The FE+ package of the Nissan Sentra has all the right numbers when it comes to fuel economy. Most of the Sentra’s trim levels are rated up to 30 miles per gallon in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. With the FE+ package, you can even stretch this to about 40 mpg on the highway.
All the Sentra variants have a smart alternator that decouples from the gas engine during acceleration and engages it again during braking, at full capacity. This is the primary reason why the Sentra has great fuel efficiency.
Helping out in fuel economy department is the standard three modes that control throttle response and transmission tuning. These three modes are Normal, Eco and Sport.
You will get the confidence to drive the latest Sentra if you know that it is equipped with lots of safety features as standard issues. For instance, the car has front-seat mounted side-impact airbags and also roof-mounted side-curtain airbags.
In addition, anti-lock airbrakes and electronic stability control are also standard issues. Moms with very young kids will love the two full latch connectors in the back seat. Actually, there are three-child-seat upper tether anchors at the back of the Sentra.
The IIHS gave the Sentra top ‘good’ ratings in most of its crash test categories although it gave the car a ‘poor’ rating for small overlap frontal impact.
Comfort and Quality
As far as comfort and refinement is concerned, the Sentra will give its rivals something to think about.
The car is perhaps the largest of the mid-size sedans available today. It has a very functional and roomy cabin, although the types of materials used inside are not that great.
However, Nissan used soft-touch materials on the car’s armrests and all the contact points. These things impart an extra sense of comfort once you are inside the car.
Nissan also used base cloth materials on the seats instead of the sticky plastic type materials of its rivals. By budget car standards, the Nissan Sentra offers a very quiet cabin, even at high speeds.
To learn more about Nissan Sentra, visit the official Nissan website.
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