The best value in Sentra line lies with the SV trim level, even though it forgoes the new turbocharged engine. Unfortunately, the 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder doesn’t bring enough to the party to justify its higher cost, so it’s best to stick with the more fuel efficient and less-powerful 1.8-liter four cylinder.
The SV is reasonably equipped with standard dual-zone automatic climate control, three driving modes, a five-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SiriusXM satellite radio, and automatic emergency braking making it fairly well equipped for just shy of $20,000.
The only option packages available for the Sentra SV are the SV Premium Package and All-Weather Package. The heated seats of the $300 All-Weather Package would be nice to have, particularly in frostier climates, but there isn’t much to the $990 Premium Package, so we’d skip it.
Here’s how we would equip our Nissan Sentra.
- Model: 2018 Nissan Sentra SV
- Engine: 1.8-liter, inline four-cylinder
- Output: 124 hp/ 125 lb-ft
- Transmission:Continuously variable transmission
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- MPG: 29 City / 37 Hwy
- Options: All Weather Package ($300, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors)
- Base Price:$17,875 (including a $895 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$20,270