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2020 Nissan Sentra
Select a Different Model (3 Available): S Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 21366
Zero to 60 8 seconds
Fuel Economy 29 / 39 mpg
Horsepower 149@6,400
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2020 Nissan Sentra MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Stylish mini-Maxima exterior design
  • Smooth ride
  • Undercuts rivals in price and content

Cons

  • Doesn't handle as well as a Civic or Jetta
  • No available turbocharged engine
  • No hybrid option

What's New

  • Lower and wider, with an all-new platform
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Maxima-inspired styling
  • More powerful 2.0-liter engine

Overview

As American automakers draw back, Nissan is doubling down on sedans. The new Sentra competes with segment heavyweights including the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla—and Nissan is hoping to offer a premium-car experience unmatched in the segment.

The Sentra is fully redesigned for the 2020 model year, entering its eighth generation. It's the best-selling Nissan nameplate of all time.

What We Think

The redesigned 2020 Sentra represents a huge step forward for Nissan over last year's model. If you were considering a Sentra, this is the one you want. The new platform paired with multi-link rear suspension, and Nissan's subtle brake-activated Active Ride Control leads to a car that's much nicer to drive than the one it replaces. Dynamics aren't quite on par with Honda or Volkswagen, but steering feel is decent and the ride is compliant and solid.

The interior design and material quality represent significant improvements over the old car and one trim scores gorgeous quilted leather seats. We found the cabin to be spacious and practical, with ample charge ports and cubbies, although the Civic has a more flexible center console storage area.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The Sentra gets a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for the 2020 model year but loses the 188-hp turbo-four that was available in last-gen's Sentra SR Turbo and Sentra NISMO. The sole engine for the new model makes 149 hp and 146 lb-ft and is paired exclusively with a CVT. EPA fuel economy estimates are 28-29/37-39 mpg city/highway, depending on the trim.

Safety

Front crash protection is standard on every 2020 Nissan Sentra, and LED headlights are available. Nissan's standard Safety Shield 360 includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, auto high beams, and auto rear braking.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The 2020 Sentra will seat five passengers and has 14.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. It has 44.0 inches of legroom up front and 37.4 in the rear. For a compact sedan, the Sentra is spacious, though a couple competitors have more trunk space

Technology

Higher trim levels of the Sentra have an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, plus a 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster. A four-speaker audio system is standard, but an eight-speaker Bose setup is available. Nissan's Active Body Control utilizes the braking system to subtly minimize body movement fore-and-aft and adaptive cruise control is available on nicer trims.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

Nissan simplifies the Sentra lineup for 2020, offering just three trim levels that share an engine and transmission.

Sentra S

The base Sentra gets the new 2.0-liter engine paired with a CVT automatic, 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights with high beam assist, cloth upholstery, a four-speaker audio system, and a 7.0-inch center infotainment screen.

Sentra SV

The mid-level Sentra SV features improvements over the base model that include 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, upgraded cloth interior, a leather steering wheel, six-speaker audio system, 8.0-inch infotainment screen and 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, adaptive cruise control, and remote engine start.

The SV Premium package includes quilted leather seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, a six-way power seat with two-way adjustable lumbar, heated front seats, and LED headlights.

Sentra SR

The SR is the Sentra's top trim level. Over the SV, it includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, LED daytime running lights, sport cloth interior with orange stitching, and dark exterior accents with a body kit.

The trim-specific Premium package offers luxury features exclusive to the SR, including a Bose sound system, heated leatherette front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

2020 NISSAN SENTRA SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Xtronic Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select
Trim
S Sedan
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
149@6,400
Standard MPG
29/39
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Trunk Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Hooks in Trunk; Load Restraint
$81 $120

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.0 Liter

Std Std

Xtronic Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select

Std Std

Brilliant Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Fresh Powder

N/C N/C

Gun Metallic

N/C N/C

Super Black

N/C N/C

2 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

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

Media Control with Touch Screen

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 4.2-Inch

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Front(1)

Std Std

Power Windows

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 With Micro Filter

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 5.097

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

Electrical System, 12v

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Active Grille Shutters

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Clear Rear Bumper Protector (PIO)

$60 $75

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Rear Spoiler (PIO)

$274 $345

Splash Guards Body Colored (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$159 $200

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Carpeted Floor Mats with Trunk Mat (PIO)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering; Floor Mats, Carpet
$172 $205

Door Sill Plates (PIO)

$54 $80

Floor Covering

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

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, None On Doors And Instrument Panel

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Body-Color Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbags, 10

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) With Pedestrian Detection

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Warning (BSW)

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Sonar System Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rcta (Rear Cross Traffic Alert) Radar

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Charcoal Cloth

N/C N/C

Seating, 5

Std Std

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

Std Std

Four Speakers

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

P205/60HR16 All Season BSW

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

16" Steel with Wheelcovers

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60,000
Full Warranty Miles
36,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36,000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
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 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Nissan announces special Dealer Choice APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$750 Nissan announces a Customer Cash offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-01-2020
$1025 Nissan announces a NMAC Lease Cash offer on select models when financed with NMAC. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-01-2020
$500 Nissan announces a College Grad/Military discount on select models. 06-01-2020
$0 0% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60 Months - Nissan announces special Dealer Choice APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$500 Nissan announces a APR Cash offer on select models when financed with NMAC. 06-01-2020