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2019 Nissan Sentra
Select a Different Model (8 Available): NISMO (Auto) Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 27074
MPG (EPA) 25 CTY /30 HWY
Horsepower 188@5600
Torque 177@1600
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2019 Nissan Sentra MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Big trunk
  • Accommodating interior

You Won't Like

  • Larger alloy wheels create more noise
  • Sloppy handling on all but the NISMO models
  • Vague clutch on models with the manual transmission

New for 2019

All but the base S trim of the 2019 Nissan Sentra gets an updated infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. An SV Special Edition package is also now available and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a moonroof, LED interior lights and a Special Edition badge.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Nissan Sentra is a front-drive compact sedan that slots below the midsize Altima and above the subcompact Versa. In addition to its standard variants, there are two turbocharged models: the Sentra SR Turbo and Sentra NISMO.

Sentra S: Base S trims come standard with 16-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a USB port, a 5.0-inch instrument clustery display, keyless entry, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, automatic headlights, and a rearview camera.

Sentra SV: Moving up to the SV grade adds 16-inch alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, two additional USB ports, keyless start, and dual-zone climate control.

Sentra SR and SR Turbo: As the sporty-looking model, the SR models add 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, heated side mirrors, side sills, a rear spoiler, a chrome-tipped exhaust pipe, and LED low-beam headlights.

Sentra NISMO: The performance-oriented Sentra NISMO adds sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, all-season performance tires, sport seats, heated front seats, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, and suede-like upholstery.

Sentra SL: Range-topping SL models build on the lower trims with leather upholstery, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, a moonroof, a power-operated driver's seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

On the SR trim, you can get all the SL's extra standard features as part of the Premium package

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Sentra comes standard with a 1.8-liter I-4 with 124 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque (130 hp and 128 lb-ft on the base trim with the manual). SR Turbo and NISMO variants feature a 1.6-liter turbo-four with 188 hp and 177 lb-ft. A six-speed manual comes standard on the S and NISMO models (a CVT is optional on those trims). SV, SR, and SL trims all use a CVT.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the base 1.8-liter I-4 are 27/35 mpg city/highway with the manual and 29/37 mpg with the CVT. The SR Turbo is good for 27/33 mpg while the NISMO is slightly lower at 25/31 mpg with the manual or 25/30 mpg with the CVT.

Safety

The 2019 Sentra received a four-star rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the car received a 2018 Top Safety Pick rating after it scored Good in all tested categories except headlights where it was rated Average (Good is the highest possible score) and a Superior in the front crash prevention test after it avoided a 12-mph collision and reduced the speed of a 25-mph impact by 10 mph (Superior is the highest rating in the front crash prevention test).

Automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning are standard on all models except the base S grade with the manual transmission, the SR Turbo, and all NISMO variants. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on the SL trim and optional on the SV and SR grades. Adaptive cruise control is standard on the SR (non-turbo) and SL models. The Sentra NISMO is not available with any active driver assistance tech.

Utility

The 2019 Sentra's 15.1-cubic-foot trunk is one of the largest in its class and it can be expanded via the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

What We Think

The aging Nissan Sentra placed last out of seven in a 2016 Big Test for its sloppy steering, lack of power, uncomfortable seats and high cost of ownership according to IntelliChoice data.

Ride comfort is acceptable with the 16-inch wheels but moving up to the 17-inch units create more road noise, as we discovered in a 2016 First Drive. Interior space, on the other hand, easily accommodates four passengers.

The Sentra NISMO also failed to impress in a 2017 First Test; although it offered better handling than base models, the harsh ride didn't justify the upgraded performance. The turbocharged engine suffered from turbo lag and a peaky powerband. The six-speed manual had long throws and the clutch's vague take up makes it hard to drive smoothly.

Cool Fact

In the Chinese market, the Sentra is called the Sylphy and it has an all-electric variant featuring the same battery-electric system as the first-generation Leaf.

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2019 NISSAN SENTRA SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.6 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Xtronic Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select
Trim
NISMO (Auto) Sedan
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
188@5600
Standard MPG
25/30
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Electronics Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Compass; Lights, Courtesy; Rear View Mirror, Automatic
Opt $530

Exterior Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Clear Rear Bumper Protector; Lower Body-Side Protection
Opt $265

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.6 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Xtronic Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select

Std Std

Exterior Color, Brilliant Silver

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Gun Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Super Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Aspen White

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control, NissanConnect

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps, NissanConnect

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Lights, Courtesy

CONTAINED IN: [N93] Electronics Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Hide-A-Way Trunk Net (PIO)

$82 $105

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 5.0-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 5.694

Std Std

Compass

CONTAINED IN: [N93] Electronics Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 13.2 Gallon

Std Std

Impact Sensors (PIO)

Opt $215

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Clear Rear Bumper Protector

CONTAINED IN: [B94] Exterior Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Passenger

Std Std

Lower Body-Side Protection

CONTAINED IN: [B94] Exterior Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [L92] Carpeted Floor Mats with Trunk Mat (PIO)
Std Std

Floor Mats, Carpet

CONTAINED IN: [L92] Carpeted Floor Mats with Trunk Mat (PIO)
Grp Grp

Carpeted Floor Mats with Trunk Mat (PIO)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering; Floor Mats, Carpet
Opt $210

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Nismo Door Sill Plates (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [N94] Illuminated Kick Plates (PIO)
$57 $80

Sport Pedals (PIO)

$100 $145

Steering Wheel: Suede & Leather Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Illuminated Kick Plates (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [N97] Nismo Door Sill Plates (PIO)
Opt $375

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [N93] Electronics Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Toned Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Premium Paint

$350 $395

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Active Understeer Control

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED Halogen High Beams

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rearview Monitor Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Nismo Cloth

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Upgraded Cloth/Velour

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Heated Sports

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Eight Speakers BOSE

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Torsion Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P215/45VR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 2.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Nissan announces special Dealer Choice APR rates on select models. 05-31-2019
$2200 Nissan announces a NMAC Lease Cash offer on select models when financed with NMAC. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019
$2500 Nissan announces a Customer Cash offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019
$0 0% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60 Months - Nissan announces special Dealer Choice APR rates on select models. 05-31-2019
$1500 Nissan announces a Customer Bonus Cash offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019