2006 Nissan Sentra

  • 2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      126/129
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $14,000
  • 2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      126/129
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $16,000
  • 2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      165/175
    • ENGINE
      2.5L I4
    • MSRP
      $18,100
  • 2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      175/180
    • ENGINE
      2.5L I4
    • MSRP
      $18,300
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2006 Nissan Sentra Review

Economical sedan with more transmission options than before.

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Overview

The 2006 Nissan Sentra comes with more transmission options; manual and automatic and four-speed, five-speed and six-speed manual transmission. The 1.8-liter engine performs well and the 2.5-liter engine gives more power.

The Range

Body Styles: Sedan
Engines: 2.5-liter I-4, 2.5-liter I-4, 1.8-liter I-4
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual, six-speed manual
Models: Sentra 1.8, Sentra 1.8 S, Sentra SE-R, Sentra SE-R Spec V

What's New

The new 2006 Nissan Sentra now comes with a four-cylinder engine as an option and comes with increased engine power and manual or automatic transmission.

Exterior

The 2006 Nissan Sentra comes with a 177.5-inch length, 67.3-inch width, 55.5-inch height, and a 100-inch wheelbase with 11.6 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. It comes with factory tinted windows, power mirrors, and rear window defroster. The Nissan Sentra SE-R is available for fitting of front fog lights and the variable intermittent wipers, whereas the rear window defroster is a standard feature on all the trims.

Interior

The 2006 Nissan Sentra is a fairly moderate vehicle, seats five, and comes with 41.6 inches of legroom, 39.9 inches of headroom, 52.1 inches of hip room, and 52.5 inches of shoulder room in the front. In the rear, there's 33.7 inches of legroom, 37 inches of headroom, 52.3 inches of hip room, 52.6 inches of shoulder room in the rear, and 11.6 cubic feet of cargo space. It has front bucket seats and armrests, and a bench seat in the rear.

The 2006 Nissan Sentra comes fitted with driver alerts such as the door-ajar indicator, the low battery indicator, lights-on warning, and low brake-fluid warning. For safety, the 2006 Nissan Sentra is fitted with driver and passenger air bags, side impact bars, and seat belts with tension adjustment.

For storage, the 2006 Nissan Sentra has door pockets, covered dashboard storage, full floor console, and a glove box. Such convenience facilities on the 2006 Nissan Sentra as air-conditioning, power moon roof, power windows, power steering, remote keyless entry, and cup holders are optional on the Nissan Sentra 1.8 S, Nissan Sentra SE-R, Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V trims. The tilt steering wheel, however, is standard on all trims.

Also optional on the 2006 Nissan Sentra are entertainment features such as the AM/FM radio with CD player, and navigation system.

Performance & Handling

The 2006 Nissan Sentra comes with two engines, the 2.5-liter I-4 and the 1.8-liter I-4. All the engine options are I-4 cylinder, and come with 16 valves. The Nissan Sentra 1.8 and Nissan Sentra 1.8 S come fitted with the 1.8-liter I-4, 126 hp at 6,000 rpm, and 129 lb-ft at 2,400 rpm of torque. Meanwhile, the Nissan Sentra SE-R comes fitted with the 2.5-liter I-4, 175 hp at 6,000 rpm, 180 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm torque engine, and the Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V comes with the 2.5-liter I-4, 165 hp at 6,000 rpm, and 175 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm of torque.

The Sentra 1.8 and the Nissan Sentra 1.8 S come with five-speed manual transmission. The Nissan Sentra SE-R is a four-speed automatic transmission, while the Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V is a six-speed manual transmission. The 2006 Nissan Sentra is a front-wheel drive with front wheel independent suspension, and for safety comes with rack and pinion steering, front and rear coil springs for stability, multi-link rear suspension, rear anti-roll bar, and front strut suspension.

Safety

For safety, the 2006 Nissan Sentra comes with driver and passenger front airbags and side airbags.

EPA Fuel Economy

Sentra 1.8: 28/35 mpg city/highway
Sentra 1.8 S: 28/35 mpg city/highway
Sentra SE-R: 23/38 mpg city/highway
Sentra SE-R Spec V: 23/29 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Good fuel economy
  • Better maneuverability
  • Options for manual or automatic transmission

You Won't Like

  • The four-speed automatic engine sounds strained at higher speeds
  • The Nissan Sentra 1.8 is left out on entertainment almost altogether
  • The Nissan Sentra 1.8 is left out on comfort and convenience features

Sum Up

Economical sedan with more transmission options than before.

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