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Nissan Sentra Guide
Get the best online car shopping experience with expert reviews of the Nissan Sentra. Read more to learn about the most important features and important factors to consider when researching the Nissan Sentra.
The Sentra doesn't attract much attention. It's not as popular in terms of sales as other top small sedans, and it's fair to say that its styling isn't as memorable. But no matter which Sentra you look at, know that you'll be getting a roomy interior, large trunk space, easy-to-use controls and a smooth ride. Discover the ins and outs on used Nissan Sentras, available now in Carvana's inventory.
Terrific Fuel EconomyWant a small sedan that kicks butt at the fuel pump? Looking up the Nissan Sentra is a wise choice. The EPA estimates that the six-speed Sentra with a manual transmission will get 30 mpg combined (27 mpg city/36 mpg highway), while opting for the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) model increases fuel economy to 34 mpg combined (30 mpg city/39 mpg highway). This makes the Sentra one of the top fuel-efficient vehicles in its segment.
Refined, Roomy CabinThough it stops short of luxury, the Nissan Sentra offers an inviting, upscale cabin area with plenty of room for passengers. Taller passengers, in particular, will appreciate the amount of space the Sentra provides both in front and in back. In fact, the rear room available in the Sentra rivals that of many midsize sedans.
Plenty Of Trunk SpaceNot only is the Sentra's cabin area spacious, but the accommodations for cargo are also quite impressive for the segment. All told, the Sentra offers 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space (large enough to fit three bags of golf clubs), which is also comparable to the offerings found in larger midsize sedans.
SteeringIt should be noted that Nissan has done work to improve the suspension and steering capabilities on the Sentra, yet there still seems to be a somewhat of a disconnect between driver and vehicle, as the steering lacks feel and precision.
AccelerationIn addition to the somewhat lackluster driving mechanics, the Sentra also falls a little short in the overall performance department. In Edmunds track testing, the Sentra accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds, which is a slow time for the small sedan segment.
Safety RatingsOverall, the Sentra performed pretty well in government crash tests (earned an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars) and tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). However, the Sentra did earn the IIHS' lowest rating of Poor for its performance in the small-overlap frontal offset crash, which is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.
Nissan Sentra Reviews
4.8 OUT OF 5 (273 Reviews)