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1997 Nissan Sentra

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1997 Base 4dr Sedan
most popular
Price:   -  From $11,499
1997 XE 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $13,649
1997 GXE 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $14,799
1997 GLE 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $15,649

Overview

Competition is good. Competition for buyers is what makes shopping for a compact sedan a worthwhile investment of time. All the players want your business. Which means all of them have to go the extra mile if they want to send you home in one of their products. The Nissan Sentra provides a good example of how this works. Ranging from about $12,000 to just north of $16,500, the retail price of a Sentra drops it into a slugfest with more than a dozen other subcompacts, an arena that includes pint-size hot rods like the Chrysler Neons and the ingenious variety of the Honda Civic. Achieving visibility in this realm is, to understate things, a challenge. But the Sentra does so, by the simple expedient of doing nearly everything quite well. The Sentra is an affordable sedan with a roomy interior. It's fun to drive with better-than-average handling, decent acceleration and good braking performance. It also rides well, operates quietly and provides an attractive, well-appointed interior. And like other Nissans, it's not likely to break.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 115 HP / 108 ft.lbs.
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
29 / 39 / 34 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 115 HP / 108 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
29 / 39 / 34 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Non-independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$50
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
10.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
87 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
170.1 "
Exterior Width
66.6 "
Exterior Height
54.5 "
Front Headroom
39.1 "
Rear Headroom
36.5 "
Front Legroom
42.3 "
Rear Legroom
32.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,315 Lbs.
Wheel Base
100 "
Turning Radius
17.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
13.0 " Steel
Paint
Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Manual Driver / Manual Passenger
Bumpers
Black
Grille Moldings
Body-colored
Rear Spoiler
Wing
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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