The redesigned 2007 Nissan Sentra classifies as an economy sedan. It now sits on a longer platform, offers a six-inch longer wheelbase, and receives updates for the engine, interior, and optional equipment. The longer wheelbase as well as increases in vehicle width and height results in a spacious interior. It now offers more head and shoulder room than any other vehicle in its class and ample legroom for rear-seat passengers.
The Sentra offers five trim levels: the 2.0, the 2.0 S, the 2.0 SL, the SE-R, and the SE-R SPEC V.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 2.5-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: six-speed manual, CVT
Models: Nissan Sentra 2.0, Nissan Sentra 2.0 S, Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL, Nissan Sentra SE-R, Nissan Sentra SE-R SPEC V
The 2007 Nissan Sentra receives a complete redesign.
The exterior of the 2007 Nissan Sentra shows a redesign. Its makeover makes the Sentra more attractive in the market segment. Wheel dimensions range from 15 inches on the 2.0 and 2.0 S, up to 17 inches on the SE-R SPEC V.
Standard equipment on the base Nissan Sentra 2.0 includes 15-inch wheels, variable intermittent wipers, a rear defogger, power door locks, and power windows. The 2.0 S upgrades to 16-inch wheels and power mirrors.
The SE-R’s standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and a firmer suspension. The SE-R SPEC V, the Sentra’s sportiest sedan, adds a rear spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels with performance tires.
Optional equipment for all but the base include a rear spoiler and a power sunroof.
The interior of the Nissan Sentra has been redesigned, translating into class-leading head and shoulder room for passengers. The interior feels roomy, offering ample legroom for both front- and back-seat passengers. The gauges and controls seem well-placed and easy to operate. The trunk offers 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space. New this year, Nissan puts a divider in the trunk that allows owners to hide valuables. In all models but the SE-R SPEC V, the rear seat folds to increase cargo capacity.
Standard equipment for the 2007 Nissan Sentra includes cloth upholstery, bucket front seats, a split-folding rear seatback, a rear center armrest with a pass through, rear ventilation ducts, a front console with storage, electric power steering, a tilt steering wheel, air filtration, air-conditioning, a tachometer, and 160-watt audio system with AM/FM/CD/MP3 and four speakers.
The Sentra S adds the following standard equipment: keyless entry, a tilt steering wheel with audio control functions, a driver’s seat with height adjustment, and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers.
The SL features an anti-theft alarm system, Intelligent Key keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise control functions, and a trunk divider.
SE-R versions feature sport front seats, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a trip computer, external temperature display, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 160-watt, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers. The SE-R SPEC V adds premium cloth upholstery, electric speed-proportional power steering, and leather interior trim.
Optional equipment (available on all models except the base S) includes a 340-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system, satellite radio, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Performance & Handling
The Sentra 2.0, 2.0 S, and 2.0 SL come equipped with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission (the CVT automatic remains unavailable on the base). The engine generates 140 hp, which shows an improvement over the 1.8-liter engine offered in 2006 models.
Acceleration and overall handling proves adequate. MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear independent suspensions, front and rear stabilizer bars, and ventilated front disc and rear drum brakes aid handling. The power steering feels responsive, and the ride quality remains smooth with minimal road noise.
The 2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R comes equipped with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, 177-hp engine and a CVT automatic transmission. The SE-R SPEC V uses a more powerful 2.5-liter engine that generates 200 hp and 180 ft-lb of torque. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission. This added power gives the SE-R SPEC V zero to 60 mph sprint times of 6.7 seconds. Cornering improves due to the limited-slip differential. Overall, drivers and passengers appreciate the more refined Nissan Sentra.
Safety equipment for the 2007 Nissan Sentra includes four-wheel ABS (standard on SL and SE-R, optional on the rest). The versions without ABS have front disc and solid rear drum brakes. Tire pressure monitoring, front seat-mounted side airbags, and full curtain head airbags come standard.
EPA Fuel Economy
Nissan Sentra 2.0: 24-25/31-33 mpg city/highway
Nissan Sentra 2.0 S: 24-25/31-33 mpg city/highway
Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL: 25/33 mpg city/highway
Nissan Sentra SE-R: 24/30 mpg city/highway
Nissan Sentra SE-R SPEC V: 21/29 mpg city/highway
- Roomy cabin
- Tire pressure monitoring
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