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Nissan Sentra Model Years

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The Nissan Sentra hit US showrooms in 1982 and became an instant success, thanks in no small part to its fuel efficiency. Over the years, it has taken a number of forms—sedan, coupe, wagon and hatchback—but the current Sentra is available only as a sedan after a complete redesign for 2013.

While the Sentra offers lots of value for the money and optional features you might not expect—automatic climate control, for instance—the compact car hasn’t thrilled the motoring press with its driving dynamics.

Nissan Sentra Generations

2013 - 2014 Nissan Sentra

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For 2013, the Sentra received yet another complete redesign. A new 1.8-liter engine was introduced that brought fuel economy ratings up to 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway when paired with the standard-issue CVT transmission. The styling was also updated to better match the larger sedans in Nissan's lineup. For 2014, the NissanConnect Apps system was added to allow smartphone users to more easily integrate their devices with the navigation and hands-free systems.

See Year: 2013 - 2014

2007 - 2012 Nissan Sentra

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The sixth-generation Sentra saw another increase in size with the introduction of the "C Platform." The old 1.6-liter engine was dropped as the 2-liter and 2.5-liter fours stayed on. More cosmetic changes were made, most notably to the headlights, whose swept-back design became the most defining styling feature of the Sentra. Aside from a few updates, there were no major alterations.

See Year: 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012

2000 - 2006 Nissan Sentra

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The fifth-generation Sentra saw perhaps the most comprehensive changes to date, with a noticeable increase in vehicle size and a vast improvement in build quality. Two new engines were introduced, the most powerful being a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder in the SE-R Spec V. There were vast improvements made to both the exterior and interior. The sleek design was more attractive than the outgoing model's, as were the interior materials.

See Year: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006

1995 - 1999 Nissan Sentra

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There were quite a few obvious changes during this time, with one of the most important being the elimination of every body style configuration except the four-door sedan. The two principal gasoline engines from the previous generation were carried over, with the 1.6-liter getting a bump from 110 to 115 horsepower. For the next five years, a number of cosmetic changes were made in order to keep the look updated.

See Year: 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999

1991 - 1994 Nissan Sentra

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1991 saw the introduction of the third-generation Sentra, which included a base-model engine upgrade to a 100-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder. A sport version of the Sentra, the SE-R, was also introduced during this time and was powered by a 140-horsepower 2-liter four-cylinder powerplant. An independent suspension system and four-wheel disc brakes came as standard items on the SE-R, helping it to earn a popular spot in racing circles at the time.

See Year: 1992 - 1993 - 1994

1982 - 1990 Nissan Sentra

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