The 2015 model of Nissan Sentra is already the moniker’s seventh generation. For those who don’t mind the lack of engine performance but consider comfort and economical transportation a big plus, the model justly meets the said qualifications.
It directly competes to the likes of Mazda Mazda 3, Volkswagen Golf, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Jetta under the compact sedan category.
Exterior and Interior
The Japanese carmaker offers Sentra in seven various trim levels: S 6MT, S CVT, FE+ S, SV, SR and SL. The SV, SR and SL are offered with Premium Package from which you can customize your car with a sunroof, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and 8-speaker Bose stereo.
There’s also the optional instalment of navigational system with voice recognition feature. It comes with the 5.8-inch display screen, point of interest powered by Google and the combo of Nav Traffic and NavWeather functions. All models have the standard traction & stability control systems together with dual front, front side and full-length side-curtain airbags.
Sentra offers an adequate rear seat spacing, well-trimmed interior and trunk space where you can put your baggage. As promised, it gives the comfort-while-on-travel experience.
Engine, Transmission and Price
Sentra has the standard 1.8L four-cylinder engine that comes hand in hand with 6-speed transmission both designed for fuel economy. Its on-road performance is then translated to be competent yet predictable.
- Engine : 1.8L 4-cylinder, front placement
- Transmission : 6-speed manual
- Drivetrain : FWD (front-wheel drive)
- Power : 130hp
- Torque : 128 lb.-ft.
- Mileage : (city) 27-30MPG; (highway) 36-40MPG
- Price : starting at $17,305 to $19,845 (as tested)